George Lopez, TBS joining late-night battle

As if the inclusion of Jimmy Fallon and the new time slot for Jay Leno wasn't enough of a change for late-night television, a new face and network are getting into the thick of things. TBS is bringing on George Lopez to host his own talk show, which promises some new takes on the standard genre.

Lopez, one of the most popular Mexican-American comedians working today, will do more than just sit behind a desk and yap with celebrity friends. TBS promises "an outdoor street-party atmosphere and a high-energy crowd," as well as the chance for audience members to interact with the guests--which could be a very good idea or a very bad idea.

"George Lopez is a special talent, with an everyman appeal tha makes him uniquely positioned to be the next great late-night host," said TBS executive Michael Wright.

Lopez's show--which is still untitled--is scheduled to debut in November of this year. It will air Monday through Thursday night at 11 p.m.

I ask you, faithful readers, will this work? Another late-night talk show… on TBS? What kind of guests can George Lopez expect to get?

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Mar 26, 2009
More junk.
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Mar 26, 2009
due we really need another talk show no
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Mar 26, 2009
Is yet another late night talk show really necessary?
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Mar 26, 2009
I'd like to see him bring on Carlos Mencia and just stomp his head into the ground for stealing his entire act.
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Mar 26, 2009
I was hoping that TBS picked up the show.
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Mar 25, 2009
dont we have talkshow with spike for the "an outdoor street-party atmosphere and a high-energy crowd"
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Mar 25, 2009
Not gonna work and Jimmy Fallon is gonna be gone soon as well.
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