In today’s TV Find I am inviting you to join me in checking out the new comedy starring George Lopez, “Saint George.” Set the premier this Thursday on the FX Network, the show is Lopez’ return to a scripted (his show went off the air nearly seven years ago). Lopez has been on late-night television with his “Lopez Tonight” show, but he has mostly been absent from “regular” TV programming.
Lopez is joined by Danny Trejo (from “Machete” and many other movies), Jenn Lyon (from “Justified”), Olga Merediz (“Orange is the New Black”), and David Zayas (from “Dexter”). About the show, from FX Network:
Saint George is a half-hour, multi-camera ensemble comedy that follows the chaotic life of “George Lopez,” a recently divorced working-class Mexican-American turned successful entrepreneur caught between two cultures. He struggles to balance the parenting demands of his All-American Anglo ex-wife, “Mackenzie,” and the cultural expectations of his overbearing Mexican-American mother, “Alma.” As George attempts to relate to his 11-year-old son, “Harper,” his life is further complicated by his fun-loving but freeloading uncle “Tio” and cousin “Junior.” As a wealthy businessman, George also gives back by teaching history to a multi-cultural classroom at a night school in downtown Los Angeles, where he’s supervised by tough and sexy Assistant Principal “Concepcion.” Ultimately, Saint George is a celebration of a multi-generational family that humorously wrestles with cultural differences.
“Saint George” premieres Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 9pm on the FX Network.
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