TV Land is expanding its lineup of original comedies, with the latest addition to the slate being “Lopez,” starring and executive produced by stand-up comedian George Lopez.
“The half-hour single-camera serialized comedy has a 12-episode order and will premiere in 2016,” the cable network announced. “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.”
Said Keith Cox, Executive Vice President of Development and Original Programming: “We are excited to produce a series around iconic comedian George Lopez that reveals him in a hilarious, yet brutally honest way. 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.”
The announcement adds that the series “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.”
Added Lopez: “I’m excited that TV Land realizes that my personal challenges, insecurities and inability to connect are all part of my charm.”