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TBS canceling comic George Lopez's talk show

George Lopez appears in a promotional photo for his HBO comedy special, 'George Lopez America's Mexican.' (HBO)

August 10, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
The TBS network said it is canceling George Lopez's nightly talk show, with the final episode airing Thursday.

"Lopez Tonight" is in its second season.

Lopez gave up his 11 p.m. time slot to make room for Conan O'Brien, who joined the TBS lineup after leaving NBC's "Tonight" show.

The plan for TBS was to have back-to-back late-night shows that would appeal to younger viewers.

TBS said in a statement it was a "difficult decision."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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