George Lopez is returning to television with a brand new sitcom on FX.
The network has picked up the popular comedian’s new half-hour sitcom Saint George, starring and co-created by Lopez. According to the release, the comedy will follow “the chaotic life of a recently divorced working class, Mexican-American turned successful entrepreneur.” Lopez will play a man “struggling to balance his demanding ex-wife, his 11-year-old son, his overbearing mother who just moved in, and his uncle, as well as his new role as a philanthropist “giving back” by teaching history once a week at a night school.”
Saint George marks Lopez’s first starring role since his long-running ABC sitcom George Lopez ended in 2007. “I’m excited about my new show, couldn’t think a better group of people or better place to create than FX….. Now to get ready… Back to Pilates!” said Lopez.
Just as they did with Charlie Sheen’s Anger Management, FX has a 10/90 deal in place for Saint George, which means if the initial 10 episodes meet a certain ratings threshold, the series will be picked up for 90 additional episodes.
“George Lopez is an incredibly gifted actor-producer and one of the most talented comedians in the business,” said Chuck Saftler, Executive Vice President, FX Networks.”The 10/90 model requires a unique individual who has the ability to pull off this kind of daunting schedule. George is that guy and we couldn’t be happier that he chose FX as the home for his new project.”
Saint George begins production in August.