George Lopez has gotten a 12-episode order from TV Land for his new series “Lopez,” the network announced Tuesday.
The half-hour single camera comedy will revolve around America’s most successful Hispanic American comedian. 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.
“We are excited to produce a series around iconic comedian George Lopez that reveals him in a hilarious, yet brutally honest way” Keith Cox, executive vice president of development and original programming for TV Land, said in a statement. “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.”
Lopez added, “I’m excited that TV Land realizes that my personal challenges, insecurities and inability to connect are all part of my charm.”
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. The show will premiere in 2016.
“Lopez” is the latest original series that TV Land has added to its slate. The network recently began airing “The Jim Gaffigan Show” and “Impastor,” while “Younger” was renewed for a second season in April.