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"Lopez" TV series title card
Series information
Creator(s) John Altschuler
Dave Krinsky
George Lopez
Jeff Stilson
Based upon: George Lopez's life (semi-reality comedy)
Starring: George Lopez
Anthony "CiTRiC" Campos
Maronzio Vance
James Michael Connor
Hayley Huntley
Ashley Zamora
Production information
Network/Country TV Land / United States
Camera Single-camera, Filmed
Runtime: 22 minutes
Seasons: 2, still active
No. of episodes: 12 (as of Season 1)
Distibutor: N/A
Production company(ies): Travieso Productions
Altschuler Krinsky Works
3 Arts Entertainment
Dakota Pictures
Release/Network information
Network/
Country
TV Land / United States
Audio format: Dolby Surround Sound 5.1
Picture format: NTSC (480i) (SDTV)
NTSC (1080i) (HDTV)
Original broadcast run: March 30, 2015 - present, still active
Website/URL: Official weblink

Lopez is an American semi-autobiographical single-camera sitcom television series created by John Altschuler, Dave Krinsky and Jeff Stilson, starring George Lopez. TV Land gave a 12-episode straight-to-series order in August 2015.[1] The series premiered on March 30, 2016.[2] On June 3, 2016, TV Land renewed Lopez for a second season.[3]

Lopez TV series poster

"Lopez" promotional poster with main cast.

Premise

The series follows a semi-fictionalized version of George Lopez and his day-to-day life, as he balances being a famous comedian while dealing with interpersonal relationships and trying to stay true to the Latino community in which he grew up. He also struggles to adjust to being a celebrity in a world where social media is a prevailing phenomenon.

The first season finds George working with a new manager who helps him pursue a residency show in Las Vegas.

Cast and characters

Main

  • George Lopez as George Lopez[1]
  • Anthony "CiTRiC" Campos as Manolo, George's driver and confidante
  • Maronzio Vance as Maronzio, George's friend and fellow stand-up comedian who is frequently his opening act[4]
  • James Michael Connor as Stephen, George's nosy and annoying neighbor
  • Hayley Huntley as Olivia "Olly" Michaels, George's social media-savvy manager
  • Ashley Zamora as Erica Lopez, George's teenage daughter

Recurring

  • Alexie Gilmore as Sheila, George's brief love interest[5]
  • Zeke Nicholson as Gabrielo del Santo, an image consultant who works with Olly
  • Jacqueline Obradors as Alita, George's real estate agent
  • Austin Mincks as Tiddlypie

Episodes

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod. Code U.S. viewers
(in millions)
1 "Slave for a Day" Troy Miller Story byJohn Altschuler & Dave Krinsky, George Lopez & Jeff Stilson
Teleplay by: John Altschuler & Dave Krinsky
March 30, 2016 101 0.65[6]
George agrees to be auctioned off as "Slave for a Day" to benefit his daughter's school. Meanwhile, George is excited to be invited to Snoop Dogg's home, only to find out that Snoop just wants him there to keep his Hispanic maid company, as she is a huge fan of George.
2 "George Takes a Hike" Troy Miller John Altschuler & Dave Krinsky April 6, 2016 102 0.49[7]
George professes that he'd like to find a woman who wouldn't date him solely for his fame and money. He meets a woman named Sheila at a dog adoption center who seems to fit the bill, as she does not recognize him. George then gets frustrated when he tells Sheila he is a comedian but she interprets it as him being "between jobs". Finally, after she searches for his name on Google, she realizes he is famous and arrives at his house.
3 "Down and Drought in Beverly Hills" Troy Miller Chip Pope April 13, 2016 103 0.44[8]
When a celebrity tours bus stops in front of George's home, neighbor Stephen is quick to point out that George's sprinklers are always running, something frowned upon in drought-stricken California. Olly and Gabrielo go into damage control mode, and encourage George to stem the tide of negative social media comments by letting the grounds in front of his house die and go brown.
4 "George's Party" Troy Miller Peter Murrieta April 20, 2016 104 0.46[9]
Thinking his neighbors will like him more if he has a get-together, Sheila convinces George to throw a big party in his house. But as the house fills up and no one wants to leave, someone calls the police with a noise complaint. When the police say the call came from the landline in the house, George owns up to calling them himself to get the people out. But it turns out he's covering for Erica, who made the call after seeing how miserable her dad was.
5 "Land of the Rings" Troy Miller Alan R. Cohen & Alan Freedland April 27, 2016 105 0.43[10]
George finds it difficult to go back to his childhood stomping grounds without someone hitting him up for a big donation. The last straw is when the school baseball team wins a championship, and the manager asks George to buy expensive championship rings for the players and anyone else associated with the team.
6 "George Hosts a Golf Tournament" Troy Miller Vince Calandra May 4, 2016 106 0.46[11]
When Adam Sandler backs out of hosting a charity golf tournament for Type 2 Diabetes, Olly and Gabrielo encourage George to host it. But soon, all the other celebrities Sandler had lined up also back out, and George is left with Jerry Seinfeld (or so he thinks) as the only big name star who will appear. Meanwhile, Erica tries to go to Burning Man without George's knowledge, and when he finds out, his worries for her impair his concentration while golfing.
7 "My $uper $weet $ixteen" Troy Miller Howard Kremer May 11, 2016 107 0.39[12]
George objects when Erica wants a lavish sweet sixteen party, until he learns there are rumors going around Erica's school that his career is on the skids and he desperately needs money.
8 "George Doubles Down" Troy Miller John Altschuler & Dave Krinsky May 18, 2016 108 0.44[13]
As George and Olly continue to push for a residency show in Las Vegas, Maronzio wants George to reschedule some of his current dates so he can spend time marketing a motivational program. Olly convinces George to replace Maronzio as his opening act. George's search for a replacement includes Kathy Griffin, who laughs at his offer. After not finding anyone suitable, George comes back around to Maronzio.
9 "George Gets Roasted" Troy Miller Chip Pope & Howard Kremer May 25, 2016 109 0.39[14]
Olly thinks it will be good publicity for George to be the target at a comedy roast, and numerous celebrities start lining up for a chance to take potshots at him. George goes on the hunt for good retaliation jokes, after a lawyer advises him that any material George developed while married could be claimed by his ex-wife as community property.
10 "George Needs Vegas" Troy Miller Peter Murrieta June 1, 2016 110 0.44[15]
As Olly and Gabrielo get close to closing the deal on a Vegas residency show for George, they determine he must develop an entirely new act, causing George to try and find comedy fodder in the world around him. With the residents from George's old neighborhood turning on him, he instead ponders developing a TV series starring himself as a Latino private investigator.
11 "Fear and Loving on the Way to Las Vegas" Troy Miller John Altschuler & Dave Krinsky June 15, 2016 111 0.40[16]
Because Manolo cannot leave California without permission from his parole officer, George has to drive himself to Vegas. The car breaks down in the desert and George gets help from a townie who is a big fan. Before fixing the car, the man takes George to his house, where he explains that George is his wife's "pass" (the one celebrity she can have sex with that won't count as cheating).
12 "George Goes All In" Troy Miller John Altschuler & Dave Krinsky June 22, 2016 112 0.39[17]
George learns that Tiddlypie filled in for his first night while he was delayed in the desert. He then has to deal with his new promoters who want to turn him into something he isn't by including racist overtones in his show. They also suggest that he ditch Maronzio as his opening act because they believe he doesn't help George expand his demographics. In the end, George wows his promoters and his first audience simply by talking and telling jokes about the events of the season.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 TV Land press release (August 11, 2015). TV Land Gives Series Order to Innovative New Comedy "Lopez" Starring Acclaimed Actor and Comedian George Lopez. The Futon Critic. Retrieved on 9 February 2016.
  2. TV Land press release (February 8, 2016). "Lopez" Premieres March 30th on TV Land. The Futon Critic. Retrieved on 9 February 2016.
  3. Petski, Denise (June 4, 2016). George Lopez Comedy Renewed For Second Season By TV Land. Deadline.
  4. Petski, Denise (December 10, 2015). George Lopez’s TV Land Comedy Casts Maronzio Vance. Retrieved on 9 February 2016.
  5. Petski, Denise (January 26, 2016). George Lopez’s TV Land Comedy Casts Alexie Gilmore In Recurring Role. Retrieved on 9 February 2016.

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