FX Taking Wraps Off New George Lopez Series TheWrap
The new George Lopez comedy series at FX moved closer to reality today with the cable network announcing its premiere date. TheWrap.com reports that “Saint George” will bow March 6 on FX.
"The comedy -- which will operate under the same 10/90 model as the network’s Charlie Sheen comedy 'Anger Management' -- will find Lopez playing a recently divorced working class Mexican-American turned successful entrepreneur caught between two cultures," the story reports. "He struggles to balance the parenting demands of his All-American Anglo ex-wife, 'Mackenzie,' and the cultural expectations of his overbearing Mexican-American mother, 'Alma.' As George attempts to relate to his 11-year-old son, 'Harper,' his life is further complicated by his fun-loving but freeloading uncle 'Tio' and cousin 'Junior.'”
Along with Lopez, the cast features Jenn Lyon (“Justified”), Olga Merediz, Diana Maria Riva, Kaden Gibson and Danny Trejo, the report notes.
"As a wealthy businessman, Lopez’s character also gives back by teaching history to a multi-cultural classroom at a night school in downtown Los Angeles, where he’s supervised by tough and sexy Assistant Principal 'Concepcion,'" the story notes. "Ultimately, 'Saint George' is a celebration of a multi-generational family that humorously wrestles with cultural differences."