Thursday, November 16, 2017

TV Land Cancels 'Lopez' and 'Throwing Shade'

Following yesterday's announcement that Nobodies is moving to Paramount Network, TV Land has now announced that it has cancelled its original comedy Lopez and late night talk show Throwing Shade.

Lopez starred George Lopez as a fictionalized version of himself - a stand-up comedian trying to stay true to his roots in the Latino community. The comedy ran for two seasons and wrapped up its run in June 2017.

Throwing Shade was based on the podcast of the same name hosted by Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi. It featured the duo as they took on topics including women's rights, LGBTQ rights, politics and pop culture. The show wrapped its first and only season in February 2017.

Today's news comes at a time of great transition for TV Land in the Viacom portfolio. Three of its original series picked up to air on the network have moved to the forthcoming Paramount Network - new series American Woman and Heathers as well as the second season of Nobodies. That leaves Younger and Teachers as the only ongoing original shows at the cable channel as the heads of Viacom have chosen to focus on growing other networks. The plan is currently for Younger and Teachers to remain at TV Land. Younger has been renewed for a 12-episode fifth season while Teachers has been picked up for a 20-episode third season.