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by Nick Zaino, posted Mar 25th 2009 7:14PM
George LopezAndy Warhol's comment about everyone getting fifteen minutes of fame has apparently morphed into everyone getting fifteen minutes as a talk show host. George Lopez is the latest, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Lopez will start a 34-week test run in November on TBS, in the 11 p.m., Monday through Thursday timeslot.

Lopez seems like a personable guy, and if his ABC sitcom was any indication, he should have a pretty good mainstream appeal. But this will be an experiment for Lopez and TBS. The network has only dabbled in late night programming, and many a comedian and comic actor (Joan Rivers, Chevy Chase, Dennis Miller) have found late night talk shows to be a quagmire. The success of the show may depend on how much leeway Lopez has for trial and error (a la Conan, who hit a great stride after a rough start).

Maybe Jimmy Kimmel and Zach Braff saw this coming. Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Braff presented his own talk show spook, Super Late Night with Zach Braff, which would air "after poker" and "after ShamWow!" Hopefully, the sketch wasn't an indication of what we can expect out of late night in the next few years.

Super Late Night with Zach Braff:

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Eddie

2011 and hes still the NEW KING OF LATE NIGHT LOPEZ-TONIGHT#1 ROCKSSS!!!!!!!


its funny because millions and thousand of people tune in every night to see what he has to say next...how someone put it, you either Love George Lopez or you Love George Lopez lol...!!!!!!!!!

TBS MIDNIGHTS with LOPEZ-TONIGHT!!!!! The Funniest Show,Jokes,Comedians,Guest i seen in Years!

June 13 2011 at 9:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jon Carpenter

Just thought i'd tell you guys that this is another double post of something that is still on the same front page. It does have a little bit more information but is basically the same post

http://www.tvsquad.com/2009/03/24/george-lopez-coming-back-to-tv-but-not-in-a-sitcom/

March 25 2009 at 11:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Joel Keller

Jon, Nick links back to Bob's post, so he's aware of the old one. His take was that "everyone gets a talk show these days" and used it to segue to the Zach Braff clip.

March 26 2009 at 3:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
lilkunta

Good idea but bad time. @ 11pm I watch Chelsea Lately & the news.

March 25 2009 at 11:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
MCW

Who watches talk shows? Really, why would you do that?

And one other thing: "Lopez will start a 34-week test run in November on TBS". Really?! I'd love to have 34 weeks to make the worst show on television consistently. They should put "Hole in the Wall" on right after "!Aye Chihuahua!". Could be the best night of television every weeknight.

March 25 2009 at 11:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Robert

It's not a 34-week test. It's a 34 episode test; the show will air daily M-F. He says it's not going to be a typical guy-behind-a-desk show. He's a funny guy and I'm willing to give the show a chance.

March 26 2009 at 2:22 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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