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.