Mexico's Longest-Running TV Show, 'En Familia,' to End

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Javier Lopez has hosted the children's variety show since it started in January 1968.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's longest-running TV show is set to end Dec. 20.

The Televisa network announced Thursday that En familia would wrap up after a run of over 47 years on the air.

Javier Lopez has hosted the children's variety show since it started in January 1968. He has always worn children's overalls and speaks in a childish voice, even though he is now 81.

Lopez is better known by his stage name, "Chabelo." He confirmed the end of the program and said he might start another unspecified project.

The announcement comes almost a year after the death of Mexico's other big proponent of "adults-dressed-as-children" humor, Roberto Gomez Bolanos, who was widely known as "Chespirito."

Chabelo's program was not as famous in Latin America as Gomez Bolanos' El Chavo del Ocho.

 

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