After nearly two years on the air, TBS has canceled George Lopez's talk show, Lopez Tonight, due to low ratings. After moving the show back by an hour to make way for Conan O'Brein, Lopez's audience fell off by nearly 40%, and never recovered from the drop. But in all fairness to Conan, the later time slot only exacerbated an existing problem: the fact that the show was about as funny as stapling your scrotum to your thigh. But me bashing George Lopez for not being funny is like Michael Jackson bashing Amy Winehouse for reckless drug use. So instead of poking fun at a man who has achieved more success than most of us could even fathom, I'll just point out nine other talk-show hosts who crashed and burned even harder than he did. Enjoy.

Also, please note that you will be watching a lot of clips from the 80's and early 90's, so prepare yourself for an outrageous amount of saxophone.

The Pat Sajak Show - Jan., 1989 to Apr., 1990

Those of you who aren't old enough to remember the 80's are blessed. It was an awful time, as evidenced by this clip. Yes, that's Pat Sajak, the guy who hosts Wheel of Fortune. There's no reason to particularly dislike the man, but seeing that sweater in the intro is enough to make people change the channel. However, he was ahead of his time on the whole Betty White craze.

Into the Night with Rick Dees - July, 1990, to July 1991

In July of 1990, Into the Night with Rick Dees began its run on ABC. In July of 1991, Dees was no longer part of the show. You were probably expecting that, since this is a list of failed talk shows. But what you weren't expecting was the sweet-ass paper-airplane intro. That alone should have bought Dees at least two more years.

Thicke of the Night - Sept., 1983 to Aug., 1984

Alan Thicke is best known for the ABC sitcom, Growing Pains. That's probably a good thing. His talk show, Thicke of the Night (get it), lasted less than a year. Unfortunately, the show was unable to capture the following Thicke had acquired with his Canadian day-time talk show. Thank god. If the show had been a success, the world would never have known the exploits of Jason Seaver. You've never heard of Jason Seaver? Never mind.

The Jon Stewart Show (Syndicated) - Sept., 1994 - June, 1995

In all fairness, The Jon Stewart Show did very well during its year on MTV. But when the show was sold into syndication in an effort to replace the recently canceled Arsenio Hall Show, it didn't last long. Ratings were abysmal, and Stewart was off the air in less than a year. Obviously, the failure didn't get to Stewart, who is now the host of one of the most popular shows on television, The Daily Show.

The Dennis Miller Show - Feb., 1992 to Aug., 1992

Dennis Miller is witty, intelligent, and extremely well informed. So naturally, his syndicated talk show only lasted six months. After all, people who ain't had no fancy book learn'n didn't get 90% of his jokes. Luckily, Jay Leno was there to fill the void.

The Keenan Ivory Wayans Show - Aug., 1997 to Mar. 1998

Of all the shows on this list, The Keenan Ivory Wayans Show is the only one of which I have no recollection. I guess it was easy to miss, since it only lasted six months. But based on the clip I found, I'm actually kind of bummed it didn't stick around longer.

The Magic Hour - June, 1998 to Sept., 1998

This show starring NBA great Magic Johnson lasted less than three months, proving that America just wasn't ready for a black, HIV-positive talk-show host. Actually, maybe it had more to do with the fact that the show was about as funny as HIV. The only memorable moment was when Howard Stern and his crew rolled in as guests, and spent most of the show humiliating Magic.

The Chevy Chase Show - Sept., 1993 to Oct., 1993

With Johnny Carson retiring, and Letterman leaving NBC to compete with Leno, Fox decided it was time to jump into the talk-show game. The host they settled on was comedy legend Chevy Chase, who was near the height of his career. Unfortunately, the show was quickly panned by critics and shunned by audiences, and Fox pulled the plug after only four weeks. And despite its short existence, the show managed to send Chase's career into a tailspin that arguably didn't end until he landed his current role on Community. But considering his earlier work and his current gig, a few decades of duds really isn't that big of a deal.

The Paula Poundstone Show - Oct., 1993 to Nov., 1993

The Paula Poundstone Show show lasted two (that's right, t-w-o) episodes. Unlike the other shows on this list, it was aired weekly, not daily, so it actually lasted about two weeks. Even so, considering Pat Sajack made it over a year, that's gotta hurt. Honestly, I couldn't even find a clip of this thing on Youtube, and that says a lot.