August 12th, 2011
11:37 AM ET
Well that was fast.
On Thursday night, just a day after TBS [which is owned by the same parent company as CNN] announced that "Lopez Tonight" was canceled, host George Lopez signed off with his last show.
Arsenio Hall, Eva Longoria, Slash and basketball stars Ron Artest and Derek Fisher were on hand to help Lopez go off the air with a few last laughs.
The farewells began on Wednesday night, when Lopez joked about his cancellation in a monologue.
"I only have till tomorrow night, so relax," he said. "Did you guys see the news? Unemployment is at an all-time high, and for Latinos, it just got a little higher. I did get some good news this morning, though. Sony announced they're doing a sequel to 'The Smurfs' movie [which Lopez provided a voice for]. So today I lost some work because I'm brown, but I got some work because I'm blue."
Lopez continued, "My goddesses are a wreck. They left me," he said in a jab at Charlie Sheen. "We're not saying goodbye, we're saying cable doesn't work."
But on Thursday night, his last on the "Lopez Tonight" stage, the comedian and actor was more sentimental.
"I never realized I could love people as much as I do now," he says. After thanking Warner Bros. [also owned by the same parent company as CNN] and his show's crew, he added, "and most importantly I want to thank Sandra Bullock, who 11 years ago took a chance on me."
"I want to thank my fans, who have followed me from stand-up to my sitcom and to 'Lopez Tonight,'" Lopez said. "It's been great."
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