Aw, Poor George Lopez

I’ve never particularly liked George Lopez, but he was gracious about moving from 11 p.m. to midnight when TBS took Conan O’Brien onboard just weeks after O’Brien left NBC because the Peacock tried to bump his time slot. So it’s kind of sad to hear that Lopez — who hoarsely performed every show sounding like he’d been out singing karaoke until 3 a.m. the night before — has been canceled by TBS:

“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 [sic?].” [statement via EW]

Even though Lopez’s numbers were down — he’d averaged 543K viewers at midnight, down from his average of 911K at 11:00 — I don’t think the cancellation makes a lot of sense. Minorities LOVE Lopez. I mean, I don’t actually know many minorities, but the ones I hear talking about Tyler Perry also like George Lopez. That has to count for something.
Whoa, hey! I’m trying to analyze TV news here! What’s this gallery of Selena Gomez on “Lopez Tonight” doing here? Is she even 18 yet? This is totally unprofessional! I want my readers to know that I had nothing to do with this. I’m barely even attracted to nubile Hispanic teenagers.

Images via Egotastic.