George Lopez is reportedly thisclose to making his triumphant return to television…
The 50-year-old Mexican American comedian/actor is nearing a deal with Debmar-Mercury, the Lionsgate subsidiary behind both Tyler Perry’s House of Pain and Charlie Sheen‘s upcoming Anger Management, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The plan for the Lopez-centered sitcom—which has been in the works for months—will operate like the others with an initial 10 episode order. If the project, which Lopez will co-create, hits a certain ratings threshold, an additional 90 will be ordered.
All parties involved are banking on Lopez’s unique Latino appeal, much like they relied on Perry to lure an underserved African-American demo.
While the comedian struggled to find a large audience in the competitive late night space, his self-titled ABC family comedy ran from 2002 to 2007 and has performed particularly well in syndication.