Further proving their dedication to developing comedies, FX has announced a potentially massive deal with comedian George Lopez to star in and executive produce his first television series since the six-season run of ABC’s George Lopez – now in syndication – came to an end in 2002. The half-hour series, titled Saint George, will revolve around a recently divorced entrepreneur father (Lopez, naturally) who’s attempting to balance his work with his obligations to his family, which include his 11-year-old son, his uncle, his ex-wife and his mother, who just moved in. Production is scheduled to begin in August.
If the 10 episodes perform well, the network will order an additional 90 episodes. Charlie Sheen signed the same deal and is currently enjoying an incredible level of job stability, as his series Anger Management is nearly half through its total 100-episode order. The Lopez show order comes months before the launch of FX’s comedy-centric sister channel FXX, which, starting Sept. 2, will become the home of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Legit, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, and one more comedy to be announced.