George Lopez Goes Late-Night on TBS

George LopezThe late-night landscape is about to shift when comedian and actor George Lopez headlines a new talk show for TBS.  The program will bring the excitement back to late night with an outdoor street-party atmosphere and a high-energy crowd.  The fun will include visits from celebrity guests, live music and comedy acts. 

Lopez and Jim Paratore ("The Ellen Degeneres Show") serve as the executive producers for the not-yet-titled series, which will air on TBS Mondays through Thursdays at 11pm beginning in November 2009.

While high-energy, Lopez's new series will feature a casual environment that invites guests to engage fully with the crowd, giving audience members the chance to interact with them, ask questions and walk away feeling as though they've experienced something new.

"George Lopez is a special talent, with an everyman appeal that makes him uniquely positioned to be the next great late-night host," said Michael Wright, executive vice president, head of programming for TBS, TNT and TCM.  " George and TBS are going to change the late-night television landscape and bring a brand-new energy to the talk-show genre by giving it a street-party atmosphere.  We're excited to see this show come to life."

Executive producer Jim Paratore said, "George will bring a fresh voice to late-night talk.  He's done it all, from standup to television to movies.  He's a proven writer, producer and performer with the kind of broad appeal that will have a real impact and spek to an audience largely underserved  in late night."

"If change can come to the White House, then change can come to late night," said Lopez.  "Yes I can!"

from: TBS Press Release

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