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TV Land Orders George Lopez Sitcom

TV Land is teaming with George Lopez for an autobiographical sitcom based on the comedian’s life.

Lopez, to be written and exec-produced by John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky (Silicon Valley), revolves around the successful Hispanic American comedian as he struggles between his two worlds. “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,” the synopsis reads.

Lopez from 2002 to 2007 fronted an eponymous ABC sitcom which also featured a fictionalized version of himself (and now repeats on TV Land’s sister network Nick and Nite) — in case, like me, you were feeling some deja vu.

The 12-episode Lopez order comes on the heels of TV Land cancelling The Exes after four seasons, and two weeks after the cabler announced a pilot to be shepherded by, and following the friends of, Melissa McCarthy.

“We are excited to produce a series around iconic comedian George Lopez that reveals him in a hilarious, yet brutally honest way,” TV Land VP Keith Cox said in a statement. Added Lopez: “I’m excited that TV Land realizes that my personal challenges, insecurities and inability to connect are all part of my charm.”

Lopez will premiere in 2016.

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  1. mArS says:

    Also Saint George, 2014, FX – cancelled after 1 season.

  2. Mack says:

    So TVLand is adding this but dropping The Exes?

  3. steven says:

    George Lopez in another sitcom?! Ta Loco, George Lopez in another sitcom!!

  4. Give Me A Break says:

    Will the series include the part where Lopez got a kidney from his wife, cheated on her numerous times then divorced her? Or will they save that for the series finale?

  5. colig says:

    didn’t we get enough of this asshole the first time around. i did watch his first show till i found out he fired his first tv daughter because he found out she wasn’t mexican.if any other show did that to a black or hispanic there would have been riots in the streets.

    • Getyourfactsstraight says:

      They did it on “my wife and kids.” They fired the first daughter because she was ugly and they wanted a pretty girl. Read the facts!!!

      • Will says:

        I believe legend has it that on My Wife and Kids, the little actress’ real life mother did not want her daughter participating in a storyline involving teen pregnancy. Never heard that reason was why the first daughter was let go on George Lopez show..

  6. denise0211 says:

    Can’t wait!! So thrilled to have George back on TV!! Those of us who have seen him recently, know how talented he is, and always has been!! Congratulations George, and TVLand!!

  7. Kit says:

    To cancel Exes and put this in its place is pitiful. TVLand original programming started out being something to look forward to and now has degraded into a bad joke – just like Lopez.

  8. Me says:

    Great job TVLand with one of the most racist assholes out there.