George Lopez is back with a new sitcom that debuts tonight at 9 on Fox. The show is called “Saint George”. Lopez plays a successful retired businessman who is recently divorced, lives with his sarcastic mom (Olga Merediz), and has to deal with his uncle and cousin (Danny Trejo and David Zayas).
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.
He stopped by our studios to tell us all about it.
You can see the show Thursdays on FX Network. Learn more about the show here.
Pat Prescott in studio with George Lopez – Part 1
Pat Prescott in studio with George Lopez – Part 2