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Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Whoa: TBS Cancels Lopez Tonight, Effective Tomorrow

Well, this is kind of crazy. TBS just announced that it's canceling Lopez Tonight, with tomorrow's show being its last. Here's their statement in full:

“TBS has reached the difficult decision not to order a third season of Lopez Tonight. Thursday will be the final episode of the show. 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.”

You've gotta wonder if Conan is feeling a wee bit responsible for this. Not that Lopez Tonight was really doing all that well before Coco came in and pushed it back an hour, but that certainly didn't do the show any favors, despite Lopez's welcoming of Conan to TBS and happily taking the time shift. Look, all I am saying is that I am devastated and am currently planning a pitchfork/torch march on the Conan studio. Who's with me?!

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  • http://twitter.com/joshung Joshua Ungerleider

    I don't know the numbers for Lopez Tonight before and after Conan, but I would think Conan would have been a good chance to have more people see the show at least once. I think if the only reason the show was cancelled was becaused it was moved back an hour, just means the show wasn't good. Does TBS have many viewers that just leave whatever its playing at 11 on, like traditional networks may?

  • http://www.twitter.com/mattvisconage Matt Visconage

    This kind of puts a damper on my Lop'n it up plan. Pour some out for the Lopez.

  • Jason Farr@facebook

    It's too bad, but it doesn't seem like Conan is to blame like TMZ is kinda reporting it. Lopez wasn't doing that well to begin with and when Conan started Lopez had some more viewership. I think there just wasn't room for both shows so they went with the better one. There wasn't room for both Men of a Certain Age and Franklin and Bash. So Men was cancelled for some reprehensible reason.

  • http://sorryyourheinous.tumblr.com/ sorry your heinous

    I'd never seen Lopez before Conan, because I never really watched TBS before Conan. The only time I'd hear of guests on Lopez was in the last few minutes of Conan and occasionally they'd be worth sticking around for. Anecdotal, but, for me, Conan was a net plus for Lopez.

    • Jason Farr@facebook

      @sorry your heinous I feel like Lopez was inevitably going to be cancelled. I don't think it's because Conan was a bad lead in either.