George Lopez‘s new comedy series “Saint George” will premiere March 6 on FX, the network said Monday.
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. 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.”
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.” Ultimately, Saint George is a celebration of a multi-generational family that humorously wrestles with cultural differences.
In addition to Lopez, “Saint George” stars Jenn Lyon (“Justified”), Olga Merediz, Diana Maria Riva and Kaden Gibson. Danny Trejo will play Tio.
The series, produced by Lionsgate Television in association with Wind Dancer Films, Travieso Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment, was co-created by Lopez and Wind Dancer’s Matt Williams and David McFadzean.