George Lopez Not a Conan Fan

Fellow late night host's welcome to O'Brien an act
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 19, 2010 8:10 AM CDT
George Lopez Not a Conan Fan
Comedian Conan O'Brien performs during a stop of "The Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour" in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tuesday, April 13, 2010.   (AP Photo/THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Watch out, Conan: George Lopez doesn’t like you any more than you like Jay Leno. Lopez’s “the lady doth protest too much” moment of overexcited glee at O’Brien’s arrival on TBS was all an act, sources tell the New York Post. Unsurprisingly, Lopez didn’t actually want his show to be pushed back an hour for Conan’s sake—but “he was told that if he wasn't supportive, his show would not be renewed,” says a source.

Adding to the animosity: “Conan's contract states that if Lopez's show is canceled, then Conan will be able to develop a show for the midnight hour, as well,” the source says. “It's in Conan's best interest for Lopez's show to fail.” Reps for TBS and Lopez deny the report, of course.
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