Adios, George Lopez
Most would think that a five-year-run on a tv series on a major network would be a huge success. Five years would especially seem successful for a show that no one ever talked about, cared about, or even noticed. One that got walloped when put up against the likes of American Idol, and had to be moved to four different time slots.
Indeed, one might think that the fact that the George Lopez show actually was on the air longer than the far more popular and controversial The Apprentice, should be reason enough for Lopez to be understanding when ABC announced that the show would no longer be picked up, but no, he's pissed.
Using colorful language that cannot be printed in a family newspaper, Lopez scoffed at another ABC pickup: "Caveman," about two brothers and one best friend, described as sophisticated cave dudes living in modern-day Atlanta, who will continually find themselves at odds with contemporary society. "I get kicked out for a … caveman and shows that I outperformed 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." - LA Times