It’s the end of the road for Mexico’s longest-running television show…
Televisa has announced that En familia would wrap end its run on December 20 after a run of over 47 years on the air.
Xavier 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, better known by his stage name, “Chabelo,” 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.