How unfair is this? TBS is cancelling George Lopez’s late-night show, “Lopez Tonight.”
According to NBC, Thursday night will be the final episode of “Lopez Tonight.” The series, which premiered in 2009, has been in the constant struggle to gain a concrete audience. To make matters worse, he was bumped back an hour in order for TBS to make room for Conan O’Brien’s show, “Conan.”
A spokesperson for the network said, “TBS has reached the difficult decision not to order a third season of ‘Lopez Tonight.’ We are proud to have partnered with George Lopez, who is an immensely talented comedian and entertainer. TBS has valued its partnership with George and appreciates all of his work on behalf of the network, both on and off the air.”
However, even though “Lopez Tonight” might have had viewership problems, “Conan” is also struggling to gain an audience as well. So what is the reasoning for getting rid of “Lopez Tonight” if “Conan” can still stay on the air? Not to mention the fact that George Lopez was the only Latino hosting a late night show in this late night landscape. He provided a great outlet to Latinos in the entertainment industry as well as those who watched him on television, but he also provided a great show for minorities–both viewers and those in entertainment– in general. What I’m saying is that I would have that the minority audience was turning out for “Lopez” in a big way. In my view, I think TBS made a bad decision. You can read the full story here.
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