George Lopez is making his way over to
The network picked up "Lopez," a 12-episode, single-camera serialized comedy that will premiere in 2016 in an effort to expand its slate of original, contemporary comedies, TV Land announced Tuesday.
The stand-up comic didn't jump too far from his own reality with this one, playing a successful Hispanic stand-up comedian who "struggles between his two worlds and crises — often of his own making."
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The synopsis adds: "Too rich to go back to his working-class Latino roots and too 'brown' to feel comfortable in his affluent celebrity life, being George Lopez comes with many problems."
"I'm excited that TV Land realizes that my personal challenges, insecurities and inability to connect are all part of my charm," the comedian said in a statement.
"Lopez," which promises to reveal him in "a hilarious, yet brutally honest way," will be written and executive produced by John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky ("Silicon Valley," "King of the Hill").
Lopez, Michael Rotenberg and Troy Miller will also executive produce.