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TV Land Cancels ‘Lopez’ and ‘Throwing Shade’

Only Two Original Series Are Left on the Cable Network

TV Land has issued pink slips to sitcom “Lopez,” which aired for two seasons and starred George Lopez and late night comical discussion show “Throwing Shade.” Additionally, comedy “Nobodies,” produced by Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone, will move to the upcoming Paramount Network, which launches in January as a rebranding of Spike TV. That leaves TV Land with only two scripted shows: “Younger” and “Teachers.”

“Lopez,” which debuted on March 30, 2016, featured George Lopez as a version of himself — a stand-up comedian trying to stay true to his roots in the Latino community. And “Throwing Shade,” which ran for only one season, was based on the podcast of the same name hosted by Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi that featured the duo as they took on topics that included women’s rights and LGBTQ rights, politics and pop culture. It finished its run in February.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. That’s too bad, I really enjoyed Lopez. I’ll have to keep an eye out for the relocated Nobodies, or else my DVR won’t record it. Drama!!

    • It looks like TV Land is going out of the original programming business. My guess is Younger will also end up on the Paramount Network.