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Friday
Aug192011

TBS Banks On 'Big Bang' for Sagging 'Conan' Ratings

Art Streiber/Turner Broadcasting(LOS ANGELES) -- TBS is forking over some serious cash in hopes of boosting ratings for its flagging comedy flagship Conan.

The Wall Street Journal
reports TBS is paying through the nose to give the flame-haired host a stronger lead-in by airing repeats of The Big Bang Theory at least two nights a week -- at a cost of $2 million per episode.

The network recently canceled its only other late-night show, Lopez Tonight.

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Thursday
Aug112011

TBS Cancels 'Lopez Tonight'

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- TBS has cancelled Lopez Tonight.

Calling the decision not to renew the show for a third season "difficult," the network said in a statement, "We are proud to have partnered with George Lopez, who is an immensely talented comedian and entertainer."

The struggling chat show was moved back an hour to a midnight slot late last year to accommodate Conan, which has also underperformed.

The last installment of Lopez Tonight airs Thursday night.

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