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“The George Lopez” Show Canceled May 14, 2007 11:05 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in ABC, Cancellations, News, Television, The George Lopez Show.

It is being reported now, based on comments made by George Lopez, that his self-titled show has been canceled by ABC.

Exclaiming “TV just became really, really white again,” Lopez spoke of hearing about the cancellation from Steve McPherson, ABC president of prime-time entertainment. Lopez said that McPherson called him over the weekend to explain that the network would lose money if they picked the series up again.

“I get kicked out for a…caveman and shows that I out-performed because I’m not owned by [ABC Television Studios]…So a…Chicano can’t be on TV but a…caveman can?” Lopez said. “And a Chicano with an audience already? You know when you get in this that shows do not last forever, but this was an important show and to go unceremoniously like this hurts. One hundred seventy people lost their jobs.”

Source: Los Angeles Times



1. Elisa Gonzales - June 12, 2007 5:27 pm

The George Lopez Show broke stereo type. It was a show of your average family. I think people of all races related to this show and it didn’t just cater to one demographic. I’m also very disappointed in the new ABC line up next fall. I’m sad to see a good family oriented show get cancelled.

2. jesse curiel - September 2, 2007 9:48 pm

The George Lopez Show is a very good show I just hoe an other network picks it up.

3. jesse curiel - September 2, 2007 9:50 pm

The George Lopez Show is a very good show I just hope an other network picks it up. Sorry forgot the “p”.

4. kayla reed - December 6, 2007 12:50 pm

another show did pick it up on nick@nite at 9 and 9:30

5. Joe - December 8, 2007 11:33 pm

Yeah… Nick@Nite did pick George Lopez up, but it’s only in syndication. I loved the George Lopez show, but truly… it’s good for George Lopez and the rest of the cash. TV Stars don’t make much money until syndication. But… I totally agree… ABC is a foolish station. (I love Disney… but they are really screwing up the original ABC). Maybe another channel such as Fox or NBC will pick him up. We can only hope, right?

6. Will - February 13, 2008 2:02 am

Man screw abc there not good enof 4 george an all them haterz hatin on him

7. Victoria Garcia - February 13, 2008 11:07 am

Why did you fuckers cancel his show. any ways I hope you go broke.
I love george lopez’s show. he is funny when he describe us MEXICANS

8. Miriam - February 17, 2008 7:59 pm

why did this show have a remake to end it would be so funny that show rocked mann angie wow every body

9. gfd - March 2, 2008 6:46 pm

that sucks hey they show it on nike @ night everynighe why won’t nike take the show and start it up

10. dustin higdon - March 9, 2008 12:27 pm

you idiots need to start that show again ABC sucks

11. Charlita Diaz - March 16, 2008 10:32 am

I’m very sad that the show was cancelled. I’m African-American but could still relate to George and his family. It’s sad that ABC is going in a decline with the shows that they have been putting in the place of some good quality shows. I’m still dumbfounded that they put a caveman show on and got rid of The George Lopez Show. A lot of the shows they have on right now are JUST NOT FUNNY. I have to go to Nick at Night to get my George Lopez fix. We can only hope that a network with common sense picks up the show again. There are not that many quality shows with people of color on them and it’s very sad that one of the best has been taken away from the viewers. ABC what were you thinking?!

12. jennifer ramiez - March 18, 2008 10:17 pm

the george lopez show really is the best tv show. i wish the george lopez show the best

13. Kiowa Estabrook - March 29, 2008 2:58 am

I don`t really care about other peoples opinions i liked George Lopez, George Lopez was the best thing that ever happened to ABC. ABC was very stupid for canciling George Lopez.ABC Channel sucks!

14. Chris - April 1, 2008 1:59 pm

We Shud All sign under a WELL WRITTEN LETTER asking Someone to pick up The George Lopez show and Give all the reasons why it should be on air

15. Laneya - April 15, 2008 5:59 pm

Why did they cancel the show it was a good show and I loved it so much. Aww we gone miss you George Lopez.

16. donavan newkirk - May 1, 2008 2:39 pm

are they still making new show of george lopez?Becus that show was the best ever and very funny ƒunn¥

17. carmen - May 26, 2008 3:34 pm

do they still make new episodes?
i think they should!

18. Kevin - June 20, 2008 10:42 pm

it is probaly too late now

19. Jaclyn - June 25, 2008 10:57 pm

this is my favorite show! what the hellllll they need to put it back on the air. BULL SHITT

20. Anonymous - June 27, 2008 8:52 pm

I dont think it is right at all

21. Anonymous - June 27, 2008 8:54 pm

this is crap, this is wrong, this this this is just not right you need to call them all back to make a season 7 right right whos with me

22. William Haynes - June 29, 2008 4:45 am

It should be put back into air because it helped fight the next battle for justice and oppurtunity.

23. Judi Dear - July 2, 2008 4:27 pm

I am so grateful you canceled this show. I am not racially prejudiced, but I do notice most of those who want him back are hispanice. Why should he be allowed to make money off the American people when his personal public behavior was lewd and threatening toward Americans? (using a microphone to show what hispanics apparently do with American produce handling. He could incite race riots. How irresponsible and disgusting.

24. guy schembri - July 6, 2008 3:59 am

I liked the Show. It was a fun family show introducing us Anglos to a typical Latino American family life. Kind of like Leave it to Beaver with George as the grown up Beav.
The key point here is AMERICAN. George you’re no American and I don’t think you worked a day in your life picking anything. Your a disgrace to your father and heritage buying into this poor me bullshit.

I watched the America’s Mexican on Comedy Central the other night. All I can say is George you’re no American. I grew up in San Fernando a few miles from Brand Park where we played football in the late sixtie. We all played, white, black and Mexicans. Mostly we we’re all Americans. Yea from time to time there were racial tensions, always has been and from the looks of things always will be. With your kind of rhetoric becoming so poplar. The poor me, we’re all so abused and taken advantage of. Join the Union.

I moved to the Inland Empire in my sophomore year and did work in the orchards. I worked for everything I have and no one handed anything to me. The problem in this country is the give away society and those who seem to think it’s owed to them. Try just working hard and being satisfied with what you accomplished. We all struggle with the expenses in life

25. Anonymous - July 6, 2008 3:02 pm

ABC sucks George Lopez should go back on the air

26. magdalena pangan - July 8, 2008 12:44 pm

Hi! you all there. I’am a 12 hrs workingRN, I always finish my work on time so I can be home in time for nick at nite/10pm-11pm george lopez show and on social functions I tape the show. also, for your in formation my trip going home from work is good 30miles one way on a non traffic nite. Also, I am Filipina 100% , George Lopez Show is the Bomb.

27. Taylor - July 11, 2008 3:06 am

I can honestly say, I’ve only just started watching the George Lopez show, and that’s only when it has come on Nick@Nite. I like the show, and its sense of humor; it’s one of the first shows in ages, that has gotten me to truly laugh. I pick up the remote with a smile on my face knowing the George Lopez show will be on anytime, and my smile doesn’t seem to die during the show at all (until the commercial break at least). I wish there was someway ABC would still air the George Lopez show, it does, afterall, have a loyal audience. Thank you George Lopez for your show, it taught me how to appreciate my friend Miranda (guessed right, she’s Mexican) so much more.

Again…I love your show, Thank you : )

28. Luis - July 18, 2008 7:55 pm

Why are they cnclling? Its a great SHOW!!

29. Benito Camelas - July 21, 2008 1:23 pm

Do you know how many hispanics watch dis show.. plus any other ppl that are non-hispanic dat watch it… This is the only show dat makes ppl laugh da most and i got this from many ppl , not jus hispanics…ABC is da worst… George Lopez go ahead n fight for your right… jus like u do in ur show…

30. jim - July 21, 2008 11:07 pm

This is the best comedy on the air- I never heard of the show before Nick started airing it, just assumed it was a new independently produced series. I didn’t realize ABC had anything that funny. I’m white, but my white and hispanic friends all enjoy this show.

31. Rob Scheniman - July 22, 2008 1:49 am

One of the few shows that can make a person of any ethnic origin truly laugh out loud.Maybe George will be the Latino version of Star Trek.

32. Exelssek - August 2, 2008 5:59 pm

It’s amazing

33. Mike - August 14, 2008 11:28 pm

I have to say as a Caucasian, yes read that as white, I really enjoyed the George Lopez show. I pretty much discovered it when it became syndicated. I pretty much Tivo everything George Lopez now. I thought the humor and punchlines where some of the funniest out there. I was really disappointed with American’s Mexican, almost to the point where I shut it off and said no more George for me. Hey, I can take a joke or many jokes, but some of this was just racist crap. It’s funny how everyone else is racist except the person spouting the racism. The only redeeming point was how he ended it with the thanks he gave America. The issues and comedy used to portray said issues in TGLS were great, you could apply it to all of us in our daily struggles. I guess I was pissed not at the comedy special AM humor per se as a lot of it was funny, it was just disappointing to see such an intelligent guy waste his talent on cheap racist crap. I see Mr. Lopez on the talk shows promoting the new movie Henry Poole is Here and what a different attitude is displayed. Kind of funny when you change the audience demographics how the attitude changes. I would bet that Americans born from the early 70’s on have a much different take on racism than the eons of generations previous. You would be surprised how many of us (outside the 9% of people in the US that have Mexican heritage) support Americans in general rather than support based on race or ethnicity. I guess I just have this fantasy ideology that people like George Lopez realize most people are attracted by intelligent and cutting humor based out of his/their background and experiences but can stay the line where they don’t become the racists they despise. At minimum, its too bad they can’t do a proper ending to the series, it deserves that at minimum. In closing, I wish ABC or Nick would consider starting TGLS again – I am sure there is plenty of comedy left in Mr. Lopez and an audience for that comedy today.

34. Mike Rentschler - August 15, 2008 11:56 am

George Lopez is so funny and it is my favorite show. I want to see new episodes. Watcha!

35. Anonymous - August 15, 2008 3:52 pm

goerge lozep is a funny show i love iti want them to make more episodes

36. Aaron haywood - August 29, 2008 10:22 pm

Goerge Lopez was a spectacular show and very funny. ABC should be a fuckin shamed of themselves. They replace the show for some stupid caveman show. George Lopez committed himself to that show, he showed everyone his lifestyle, how it was and all of the struggles he went through. The man went through illness, child abuse, and so much more, so you cant really blame George Lopez for being pissed off i would be too. That show changed his life so much. Maybe it was because of race, because i thought when they said it was due to financial circumstances it was bullshit. That show was great and i wish the best for George. I hope that someday another network will start again, but if not i hope they will keep showing episodes on whatever network. ABC needs Jesus!

37. Anonymous - September 11, 2008 3:48 pm

the george lopez show is tha best show i have ever seen so it must go back on

38. Anonymous - November 1, 2008 8:21 am

im only 13 and i love george lopez how they do such a thing to cancel one of the best and funniest shows in the world

39. chase burley-smith - December 28, 2008 2:46 pm

that is the best show ever i wish it was still on

40. robert equihua - January 6, 2009 11:32 pm

They should really make a new season…this is my favorite show…the first time i saw it i fell in love with it..its an awsome show its a shame abc ended it….i’m still getting my hopes up for a season 7….maybe another network will get it…but until then im watching it on nick@nite… =D

41. Anonymous - January 8, 2009 9:14 pm

All the fans of the show should write a petition so the production of the show will begin. It is not fair for a show so popular as the George Lopez Show to have a weird ending as the show had in the end of season 6. It si not fair that a man who gets a chance to show the real sight of a subgroup gets cancel.The show reflected to the world the real meaning of a Latino or any person of any other race. The George Lopez Show should come up again because sooner or later

42. Anonymous - January 8, 2009 9:15 pm

All the fans of the show should write a petition so the production of the show will begin. It is not fair for a show so popular as the George Lopez Show to have a weird ending as the show had in the end of season 6. It si not fair that a man who gets a chance to show the real sight of a subgroup gets cancel.The show reflected to the world the real meaning of a Latino or any person of any other race. The George Lopez Show should come up again because sooner or later any network show see the shows real price

43. Jordan - January 9, 2009 2:17 am

Cancelling the show was a huge mistake. I just started watching this show and i’ve become a big fan. Cant wait to buy the DVDs.
Thanks to friends and Nick@Nite, im able to watch the reruns.

TV just isnt right without diversity…

44. THX - January 11, 2009 9:15 pm

ABC is Stupid!!! I hope they read this! They are not only losing money, but cancelled a show that has been the funniest sit com and most watched and loved and can relate to show in a long time. If they want to make money and call George back up!!! and say come back you bet your ASS they will make money. ABC you know damb well that what people want is what makes money so put your tail between your legs and call George back.

45. strov - January 17, 2009 2:00 pm

I relly like that show, but not because it is a latino family, although that provides the basis for some of their jokes. I’m a little disappointed that George played the race card, but at the same time, I wish ABC wouldn’t have cancelled the show. I just discovered it a couple of months ago, but it’s hillarious and I wish they made new episodes.

46. DARSHAN - January 19, 2009 8:42 pm

Idk why they stopped it haven’t they realized that, that caveman show isnt going to last their just stupid ass’s. Someone really needs to pick up the show cause they are going to make alot of cash and the shows a big hit for all ages


47. matt - February 7, 2009 12:08 am

George Lopez is the best show ever, screw ABC nick@nite is awesome for picking it up, I just wish there was more episodes

48. matt - February 7, 2009 12:10 am

screw you too judi dear

49. matt - February 7, 2009 12:13 am

the caveman show was already cancelled! George Lopez should come back

50. amanda - February 20, 2009 10:22 pm

Amanda – I think George Lopez shouldn’t of been canceled because of a stupid cavemen show. Everyone loves George Lopez he is the best comedian that i know. pretty much everyone i know watches George Lopez every single night because it is such an interesting show to watch because many people like his sense of humor. PLEASE CAN YOU MAKE GEORGE LOPEZ COME BACK ON THE AIR. IT IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE SHOWS. I WOULD BE LOOKING FORWARD TO WATCHING IT MORE IF IT HAD SOME NEW EPISODES. I THINK YOU PEOPLE ONE OF THE BIGGEST MISTAKES OF YOUR LIFE BY CANCELING THE GEORGE LOPEZ SHOW. YOU REALLY MADE A BIG MISTAKE THAT YOU WILL NEVER FORGET IT WILL GO THROUGH YOUR MIND DAY AND NIGHT FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE BECAUSE YOU MADE THIS THE BIGGEST MISTAKE YOU EVER LIVED. please put it back on the air because i really love this show because it is very entertaining and i love it. my whole family pretty much loves it and watches it all the time. i would just wish that this show would come back on and have a lot more new episodes to watch i love it a lot even though there is all repeats on T.V. i wish i there was new episodes. please make their new episodes and if you do every one on earth will have a big smile on their face and will be happier than they have ever been before.!!!! -Amanda P.-

51. Anonymous - March 8, 2009 1:36 pm


52. THX - March 12, 2009 3:10 am


53. Mrs Hairston - March 26, 2009 12:22 am

I watch the Geoege Lopez show every night on NICK at Nite I love it. I wish i wouldnt have to see the same show over and over because ABC was too stupid to not keep it on. I agree with GL tv has be become WHITE again if its not a police show or law and order it can be good tv. im a black woman married to a white man and we both agree that tv is boring and we related to GL show as a family

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