George Lopez, who hosted a talk show on TBS and previously starred in the comedy “George Lopez” on ABC, is in talks with Debmar-Mercury for a return to television as the star of a new sitcom, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Debmar-Mercury is also producing Charlie Sheen’s upcoming “Anger Management” and produces the Tyler Perry sitcoms that have been seen on TBS.
Says the article, "The plan for a Lopez-centered sitcom, which has been brewing for many months, will operate like [these other Debmar-Mercury sitcoms] with an initial 10 episode order. If the project, which Lopez will co-create, hits a certain ratings threshold, an additional 90 will be ordered." With 100 episodes then in the can, the show would be ready-built for syndication.
Lopez’s previous sitcom, which ran on ABC from 2002 to 2007, has performed well in syndication, the story notes. That show was a family-themed sitcom. No word on the subject of Lopez’s new sitcom.