The final episode of Lopez Tonight aired on TBS last Thursday. TBS have axed the show after almost two years. Eva Longoria, Slash, Ron Artest, Derek Fisher, Russell Peters and Arsenio Hall were guests on the final programme.
Conan O’Brien spoke out about the show’s axing on his own talk show saying “I want to take one second right now and talk about something serious. Today, not long ago – a couple of hours ago – it was announced that TBS is not renewing George Lopez’s show for a third season. I have very strong feelings about this, and I wanted to talk about it. Had it not been for George being so incredibly supportive of me a year and a half ago, I would not have come to TBS and we would not be doing this show right now. I owe that man a lot, and frankly, it makes me very sad that TBS and George could not work this out. I really like being a part of a late-night lineup with George, and I wish that this could’ve continued. So, tonight, all of our thoughts are with George and his entire staff and crew. We understand, believe me, how hard this is for all of you, and we wish you all the best”.
In a similar move to Conan O’Brien when he left The Tonight Show, George Lopez will be going on a US tour “where he says the things TV networks would never let him say” (according to the official Lopez Tonight website). If you’re in the US at some point this year check out the tour dates by clicking here.
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