Lately I’ve been unable to sleep. I find myself watching old sitcoms late at night to try and lull me to sleep. It usually starts with Home Improvement and then I either listen to music or find something else to watch. Lately, I’ve just kept the channel wherever it was and watched what came on after Home Improvement. That would be the George Lopez Show.

I never watched this show when it was on in prime time. In fact, I don’t ever remember seeing it advertised at all. I mean, I remember hearing he had a show and I knew it was on ABC, but I never saw one advertisement for it or any promotion whatsoever. It seems like ABC treated it as filling their quota of minorities on TV and didn’t actually care if people watched it. That’s a shame. I’ve watched a few episodes and it is very funny. I have no idea how long it was on the air but I’m sure it probably wasn’t long enough. The characters on the show are great, George himself is funny, and it’s just a funny family sitcom. It’s a shame it wasn’t on a different network. I can’t tell you a sitcom I’ve watched on ABC in the last 10 years. They don’t have a record of the best sitcoms. Hour-long dramas and shows like Lost, yeah, but sitcoms seem to be dead on arrival there.

Anyway, if you’ve never watched the show and find yourself with some free time and notice it’s on, do yourself a favor and watch it. It’s surprisingly good.