George Lopez’s sitcom, The George Lopez Show, lasted an impressive six seasons on ABC, running from 2002 until 2007. Unfortunately, the stand-up comic’s not going to be so lucky with his late night talk show. TBS has decided to cancel Lopez Tonight after two seasons on the air.
Lopez Tonight hasn’t been doing well in the ratings and took a particularly big hit when the series shifted to midnight. The current season is down by more than 30% in the 18-49 demographic when compared to season one.
There were actually rumors that TBS wanted to cancel George Lopez’s show last year but Conan O’Brien insisted that they stick with him. O’Brien was getting a lot of mileage out of the idea that someone had stolen his show and didn’t want to come across as doing the same to someone else. Now, it would seem that enough time has passed so that perception’s not an issue.