It starts in November. Variety‘s story today is a carbon copy of mine from January 30th, TBS Wants George Lopez Late Night Talk
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Good move for TBS. Nice dig at Variety, too.
wow is that boring. i mean “more boring than fallon” boring.
Another aging male talk show host to not watch. Zzzzzzz. At least Jimmy Fallon is a fresh young guy, not some embittered middle aged fart who endlessly leers at guests, with stale frat boy jokes. Even Letterman has become kind of a dirty old man. He never had to work blue during his heyday. It’s unbearable to watch the decline. It was embarrassing to watch Letterman make some crude comment about Reese Witherspoon’s cartoon character and Hugh Laurie (genuine class act) sat uncomfortably trying to be polite.
Don’t ever stop saying TOLDJA – after reading Variety the other day – I now have embraced you saying TOLDJA.
George Lopez? A real nasty piece of work. I wonder how long that will last!
The power of George Lopez has been underestimated for a long time in Hollywood…do you think people in the Midwest and Texas and pretty much anywhere east of the 405 watch the Daily Show and think Jon Stewart is just “so brilliant!”? No! George Lopez is a man of the people. That’s obviously what TBS recognized in him. Now there will finally be an alternative to the stale and boring Leno, Letterman and Kimmel for the rest of the country. I second the nice dig at Variety!
Kimmel still on the air?
A recent Friday night, 10PM airing of The George Lopez Show(presumably more than 3 years old) on Nick at Nite drew about 2.4 million viewers. Compare that to Jon Stewart (who I enjoy, most of the time) who drew 2.2 million viewers on a Wednesday night airing at, of course, 11PM.
Folks, this is not necessarily about you and your supposedly more refined tastes. This is about a network looking to attract viewers and considering that Univision recently outrated NBC’s prime time lineup one night, it’s clear that Hispanics are a powerful demographic to target. In addition, I’m certain Mr. Lopez will have alot of crossover appeal.
@ Justanotheropinion -
If by “man of the people,” you mean “man of the stupid.”
Well, “man of the stupid” knows his audience! That’s more than can be said about most personalities on television these days. Wishing George all the best!
he fired all his reps and signed with caa to do movies last year. looks like a great move!
Lopez is very funny and he works a lot. I’m sure he will be a succes.
I will be watching and I’m not Latina.
George Lopez is an idiot and the only market they want to target are illegals. As a Latina who speaks ENGLISH and assimilated with generations of 3rd & 4th generation Latinos. George does not represent us. He’s the stereotype we’ve been fighting against for years. He makes fun of his own people instead of being more of a role model for the Latino youth who join gangs. All the Latinos I know can’t stand watching him. Is this the best network TV can do? Pretty pathetic choice.
Janet, I am certain you speak truthfully when you state, “All the Latinos I know…” Fortunately, the world is much more diverse than your corner. As a Latino (3rd generation) who speaks Engish and Spanish (and also has a law degree), George presents ancedotal material very familiar to me. As his success illustrates, it is apparently familiar to millions of others. Referencing your comment about George, no one represents everyone, this would include you. An ability to embrace all aspects of one’s cultural fabric (good and bad), and laugh about it, is key to full self-acceptance (and the acceptance of others).
George Lopez will be a huge hit on his new show. I think people do not realize what a huge following he has among not just latinos! I have teenage kids, grandparents, and friends of all races who love him on The George Lopez Show! He has crossed over to the other side….
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