Tuesday, August 11, 2015

TV Land Gives Series Order to Comedy 'Lopez' Starring George Lopez

Comedian George Lopez is set to star in and executive produce Lopez, a single-camera, semi-autobiographic comedy, that has just landed a 12-episode series order from TV Land.

Lopez revolves around America's most successful Hispanic American comedian (Lopez) and explores how he 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, begin George Lopez comes with many problems.

John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky will write the comedy, and executive produce alongside Lopez, Michael Rotenberg and Troy Miller. 3 Arts Entertainment will produce. The series will debut in 2016.

"We are excited to produce a series around iconic comedian George Lopez that reveals him in a hilarious, yet brutally honest way," said Keith Cox, Executive Vice President of Development and Original Programming, TV Land. "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."

Added Lopez: "I'm excited that TV Land realizes that my personal challenges, insecurities and inability to connect are all part of my charm."