TBS Cancels 'Lopez Tonight' - Broadcasting & Cable

TBS Cancels 'Lopez Tonight'

Late-night show ran for two seasons
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TBS has decided to cancel its late night talk show Lopez
Tonight
.

Thursday will be Lopez Tonight's final show,
according to the network.

"TBS has reached the difficult decision not to order
a third season of Lopez Tonight," a TBS spokesperson said in
a statement. "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."

Lopez Tonight premiered in November 2009 and was
bumped back to midnight a year later when TBS recruited Conan O'Brien for the
11 p.m. timeslot after his falling out with NBC.

Despite hopes that Conan would lift ratings for Lopez
Tonight
, the show averaged 546,000 total viewers in Live +7 ratings in its
second season, down a whopping 40% from season one. Lopez also fell 34%
with adults 18-49 to 360,000 and 28% with adults 18-34 to 225,000.

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