TV Land continues to expand its slate of original, contemporary comedies with the series pickup of “Lopez,” starring and executive produced by renowned stand-up comedian and actor George Lopez, it was announced today. The half hour single camera serialized comedy has a 12 episode order and will premiere in 2016. John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky (“Silicon Valley,” “King Of The Hill”) will write and executive produce the series. Michael Rotenberg (“It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia”) of 3 Arts Entertainment and Troy Miller (“Arrested Development”) will also executive produce.
The comedy, revolving around America’s most successful Hispanic American comedian, explores how George struggles between his two worlds and crises – often of his own making. Too rich to go back to his working class, Latino roots, and too “brown” to feel comfortable in his affluent celebrity life, being George Lopez comes with many problems.
“We are excited to produce a series around iconic comedian George Lopez that reveals him in a hilarious, yet brutally honest way” says Keith Cox, Executive Vice President of Development and Original Programming. “George is constantly reinventing himself and as TV Land continues its evolution, we can’t wait to tell his story from a fresh, innovative perspective.”
Lopez added, “I’m excited that TV Land realizes that my personal challenges, insecurities and inability to connect are all part of my charm.”
Lopez’s groundbreaking comedy “George Lopez” is a consistent hit on TV Land’s sister network Nick at Nite.