George Lopez has not appeared on television regularly since playing and producing the comedy series TV Land Lopez. So in recent years he’s appeared on sitcoms and headlining comedy tours. Many probably missed seeing the comedian on their TV screens every week. But now, it looks like the veteran performer is setting the stage for his return to airing, and he’ll have family on his toes.
George Lopez will star and serve as executive producer of a new comedy titled Lopez vs. Lopez for NBC, according to Hollywood journalist. By business, the network has already advanced with a pilot order as well. And in a sweet twist, the comedian will be joined by his daughter, Mayan Lopez, who will also star and produce the pilot with her father. It looks like the series will debut in the 2022-2023 TV season. This will mark Lopez’s first network series since his eponymous ABC sitcom ended its six seasons in 2007.
Lopez vs. Lopez seems to follow a similar premise to the actor’s 2000s ABC sitcom. The Commerce describes the show as a “working class family comedy” that focuses on a dysfunctional family that reconnects after some time apart. Considering the family nature of the series, this should be a perfect new vehicle for the star and her daughter.
Interestingly enough, the series shares some connections with another ABC sitcom. the conners scribe Debby Wolfe will write the script, while the Roseanne The spin-off’s showrunner Bruce Helford will serve as supervising producer. Additionally, the new comedy marks a reunion for George Lopez and Helford, as the two created Lopez’s beloved ABC sitcom. In addition to Lopez, Wolf and Helford, Katie Newman and Michael Rotenberg of 3 Arts will be the executive producers of the project.
Lopez vs. Lopez It’s also not the only TV series the star is working on. He is also currently developing a drama series called Once upon a time in Aztlan for Amazon. Much like the NBC comedy, he’s set to star and produce the project for the streaming platform. It looks like the actor is ready to showcase both new and known aspects of his acting skills, and it will be great to get some new content from him.
Although the Tax collector The star hasn’t been a TV regular for some time, so it’s not for lack of trying. In addition to his two seasons on TV Land, he returned to television in 2014 for FX’s Saint George, which lasted for a season. And before that, he hosted the late night series TBS Lopez tonight from 2009 to 2011.
Even though George Lopez looks set to return to television, that doesn’t mean he’s resting on his laurels. As previously mentioned, he has thrived with his comedy tours, Netflix specials, and multiple film projects. With two series in the works, it looks like he’s set to take his place in the golden age of television. And if the show did work, it could mean big things for her daughter, Mayan, too.