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.

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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 May Be Heading Back to TV Soon…

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.