Bad Night for George Lopez
Sad news for funny guy George Lopez. His late-night talk show has been canned, leaving the former sitcom star jobless. The final episode of the TBS show aired Thursday night. Although the cancellation came as a blow for Lopez, he maintained his funny guy facade when announcing the news to audience members on Wednesday night. Lopez told fans, "In case you haven't heard the news, TBS has decided not to renew Lopez Tonight and tomorrow will be our last night. The unemployment rate is high, and for Latinos, it just got a little higher!" Without naming names, Lopez jokingly compared his plight to that of troubled trainwreck Charlie Sheen, who was terminated from Two and a Half Men after a series of seriously stupid decisions. Lopez told his audience, "Like every TV star before me, I'm gonna find some crack. I'm gonna get on the pipe! Lose that unwanted 110 pounds I wanted to lose. But I'm taking it good, I'm straight, believe me. I'm fine -- my goddesses are a wreck ... they left me!" Lopez was basically hung out to dry after Conan O'Brien assumed his 11 p.m. time slot on the network, and Lopez moved to the dreaded midnight hours. With the transition, Lopez lost a whopping 40 percent of his audience, a major blow from which the show never recovered. What's even more shocking, according to Radaronline.com, is that O'Brien is doing just as badly, averaging about 715,000 viewers a day. Lopez can take solace in the fact he won't be the only one on the unemployment line.