FX Orders George Lopez Sitcom ‘Saint George,’ Under ‘Anger Management’s’ “10/90″ Model
Now that 'Archer's' fourth season has wrapped up, tonight will see the airing of two all-new, back-to-back episodes of Charlie Sheen's 'Anger Management,' still barely making a dent in its ongoing 90-episode order. Now, it seems Sheen might have a bit of company, as FX has ordered a new George Lopez sitcom titled 'Saint George.' Lopez's new series will follow the same model of airing 10 episodes, and potentially picking up 90 more for a ripe syndication deal. Translation? Hope you like Mexican-American jokes!
Charlie Sheen might have himself a bit of competition, even as the current 'Anger Management' deal guarantees about 80 more episodes for FX. A new press release from the cable network reveals that comedian George Lopez will headline a new sitcom titled 'Saint George,' set to follow the same 10/90 pickup structure that earned 'Anger Management' its current standing, and bolstered a number of Tyler Perry series before it.
The new multi-camera comedy follows a recently divorced working class Mexican-American turned successful entrepreneur (Lopez), who struggles to balance his demanding ex-wife, his 11-year-old son, overbearing mother, uncle and his new role as a philanthropist “giving back” by teaching history once a week at a night school. Basically, TVTropes in a blender.
“George Lopez is an incredibly gifted actor-producer and one of the most talented comedians in the business,” said FX Executive Vice President Saftler. “The 10/90 model requires a unique individual who has the ability to pull off this kind of daunting schedule. George is that guy and we couldn’t be happier that he chose FX as the home for his new project." Lopez adds, "I'm excited about my new show, couldn't think of a better group of people or better place to create than FX.....Now to get ready... Back to Pilates!"
What say you? Would you want to see George Lopez in a new FX sitcom, or would you prefer the network stick to top-tier dramas? Give us your thoughts on 'Saint George' in the comments!