The late night talk show family just got a little smaller as George Lopez wrapped up Lopez Tonight on Thursday. What lies ahead for the comedian?
Good friend Eva Longoria raised her glass in honor of George. He seized her visit as an opportunity to petition for a guest role on the final season of Desperate Housewives. The two pals joked that when they met they were both married and employed and now they commiserated that they're both divorced and unemployed.
George doesn't only want to be a desperate house-husband of Wisteria Lane. Two and a Half Men's newest star Ashton Kutcher visited George's studio, located on the same Warner Bros. lot as his sitcom. George tweeted, "How about 3 1/2 men? I'm ready and close by!" The actor's visit was chronicled on Twitter, but not on the broadcast of the show.
On a more serious note, George said in his closing remarks that he wanted his show "to be inclusive and I wanted it to be fun." He then asked the camera operator to pan the audience to show the diversity of the crowd, uniformly dressed in black Lopez Tonight t-shirts. "I never realized I could love people as much as I do now," he continued. "I want to thank Sandra Bullock, who 11 years ago took a chance on me…I want to thank my fans who followed me from standup to my sitcom and Lopez Tonight."
Arsenio Hall, Ron Artest, a.k.a. Metta World Peace, and other stars bid their farewell. The final minutes of the broadcast ended with a dance party to I Wanna Rock and Roll All Night, with Slash stepping in as a band member. The Blind Side's Quinton Aaron made a cameo on stage during the closing credits.
After just two seasons, TBS pulled the plug on the laugher. The cable channel is still home to Conan O'Brien's Conan.