George Lopez to Star in Dito Montiel’s Dramatic Thriller “Afterward”

George Lopez knows where he’s going afterward

The 59-year-old Mexican comedian/actor has joined the cast of Dito Montiel’s dramatic thriller Afterward.

George Lopez

The film centers on a father’s struggle to deal with the passing of his daughter, which leads him on a quest for truth and justice against corruption and small-town politics.

No word yet on what role Lopez will play in the film, but he joins an ensemble that includes Aaron Eckhart and Terrence Howard.

Lionsgate Grindhouse is distributing the film in North America., with Angel Oak Films backing the film and all pre-sold foreign rights.

Afterward will shoot this winter in California. Production was supposed to begin in the spring, but was delayed due to COVID-19.

Montiel made his feature directorial debut with 2006’s A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints. His other credits include Fighting, The Son of No One, Empire State, Boulevard, Man Down and The Clapper.

Lopez starred in ABC’s George Lopez, a situation comedy that ran from 2002 to 2007, as well as headlined the TBS talk show Lopez Tonight for two seasons. On screen, Lopez has starred in Meet the Blacks, River Runs Red, Gnome Alone and The Smurfs.

Lopez is best known for his comic work, but has been branching out of late into other genres. He recently appeared in The Tax Collector, a gritty thriller from David Ayer.

His upcoming projects for Lopez include No Man’s Land, an American western film, directed by Conor Allyn, and co-starring Frank Grillo and Andie MacDowell; as well as Walking With Herb, a comedy film helmed by Ross Marks, and toplined by Edward James Olmos and Kathleen Quinlan.

Lopez’s FX Comedy Series “Saint George” to Premiere in March

George Lopez’s return to television is scheduled for March…

The 52-year-old Mexican American comedian’s FX comedy series Saint George will premiere at 9:00 pm on Thursday, March 6.

George Lopez

Saint George, the second of three 10/90 comedy shows set for FX, is part of Debmar-Mercury and Lionsgate Television’s syndication model.

The half-hour, multi-camera ensemble series centers on George Lopez (Lopez), a recently divorced working class guy turned successful entrepreneur caught between two cultures.

If the series hits certain ratings thresholds in its first 10 episodes, it will trigger an additional 90-episode order.

It joins FX’s Charlie Sheen comedy Anger Management, which followed the same model and is now set to enter off-net syndication in September.

Matt Williams and his Wind Dancer Films partner David McFadzean co-created the series with Lopez.

Lopez last appeared on television as the host of the late-night talk show Lopez Tonight from 2009-2011.

His last starring role in a sitcom was as the lead on ABC’s George Lopez.

Lopez to Host Fox’s New Dating Show

His late night talk show may be history, but that isn’t stopping George Lopez from returning to television hosting…

The 50-year-old Mexican American comedian/actor has been tapped to host Fox’s new dating show Take Me Out, a series that follows 30 single women as they search for a match.

Along with hosting the show, Lopez will serve as the show’s matchmaker between the women and the bachelors who are vying for the chance to take one of the ladies out on a dream date.

During four in-studio rounds, the female contestants of Take Me Out meet several suitors and can elect to keep the light on at their podium, signifying their spark for the guy is still there, or turn it off when the attraction fizzles. After several rounds, the bachelor with the most women still interested in him gets to turn the tables, asking two women one make-or-break question. The winning woman immediately joins her suitor for a romantic getaway while the remaining 29 ladies stick around for another week and another chance at love.

Lopez’s last major TV hosting job was his own late-night talk show Lopez Tonight, which was cancelled by TBS last August.

“I am thrilled to be hosting such an entertaining new series,” Lopez said in a statement. “Anything can happen on a show like Take Me Out, and I’m looking forward to the excitement.”

Take Me Out will premiere on June 7 at 8:oo pm EST.

Lopez Returning to Television, Behind the Scenes

George Lopez has reportedly landed his first television project since the cancellation of his late-night series Lopez Tonight in August.

George Lopez

The 50-year-old Mexican-American comedian/actor is developing a comedy project for Fox based on the life of comedian Mark Viera, according to TV Guide.

Lopez would not, however, appear on camera in the untitled half-hour sitcom. Instead, Viera will star as a blue-collar man who purchases a building in the Bronx in order to stay close to his roots and teach his son street smarts. But the decision not only surprises his wife, it backfires when his extended Latino family moves in.

More details to come.

Lopez Vows to Return to Television…

George Lopez could be heading back to television in the near future…

The Mexican American stand-up comedian/actor, who was recently named Carnival Cruises’ “curator of comedy,”  is determined to launch a brand new family-oriented sitcom where he’d star as the father and husband.

It may sound similar to “George Lopez,” the Imagen Award-winning syndicated TV series that aired on ABC from 2002 to 2007 and made the 50-year-old Lopez a household name. But he tells The Associated Press the yet-to-titled show “will be the opposite” of that history-making sitcom, which featured a nearly all-Latino cast.

Lopez, who often parodies his Mexican heritage and upbringing, says the new show, which he hopes to get on the air by next fall, won’t include a grandmother figure—like the one he verbally sparred with on “George Lopez.”

But that’s not all… Lopez plans to star in his third live HBO stand-up special next year. His last special, “Tall, Dark, & Chicano,” aired in 2009.

The exciting news comes just two months after TBS cancelled his groundbreaking late-night show “Lopez Tonight,” after viewership declined heavily in its second year. Lopez, who credits the drop to losing his 11 p.m. ET time slot to Conan O’Brien, said it’s unfortunate his show was axed because there aren’t many minority hosts on late-night television.