George Lopez is getting a new TV show. Is this déjà vu?
The Mexican-American comic is launching an FX series titled Saint George, according to EW.com. According to a release about the planned show, the comedy centers on “the chaotic life of a recently divorced working class Mexican-American turned successful entrepreneur.” Hmmm, sounds a bit like Lopez himself – in particular the divorced part. His split from ex-wife Ann Serrano was finalized in July 2011.
You’re well aware by now of Lopez’s history with TV. The funny man is best known for his beloved ABC sitcom George Lopez, which followed a fictionalized version of himself and his family (his former cast members include Constance Marie, Valente Rodriguez and Masiela Lusha). The show was cancelled in 2007, and Lopez later got a hosting gig for the late-night talk show Lopez Tonight (which was also eventually cancelled).
Despite his past, Lopez remains as enthusiastic as ever about this new opportunity.
“I’m excited about my new show, couldn’t think a better group of people or better place to create than FX,” he said recently. “Now to get ready… back to Pilates!”