'Lopez Tonight' debuts Nov. 9

Michael Bearden has been named band leader for George Lopez’s TBS talkshow, “Lopez Tonight.”

Latenight skein starring comedian George Lopez debuts Nov. 9 and will air at 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Bearden recently served as musical director for Michael Jackson and can be seen in the upcoming film “This Is It,” which chronicles Jackson rehearsals before his death. He’s also worked with Christina Aguilera, Aretha Franklin and Destiny’s Child.

“Music is going to be a big part of ‘Lopez Tonight.’ Having him a part of the show illustrates how seriously we take music,” said exec producer Jim Paratore.

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