MAX STARTS TO SHOW SIGNS OF A SERIOUS
HEALTH PROBLEM, ON ABC�S �GEORGE LOPEZ�
�The Kidney Stays in the Picture� � In this special episode loosely based on George Lopez�s real-life battle with kidney disease, Max starts wetting the bed and George laughs it off as childish. But as Max�s symptoms worsen and his grandfather, Vic, suggests that it may mean Max is sexually active, George and Angie take him to the doctor, played by actor Ken Howard -- himself a real-life kidney transplant recipient. He breaks the news that Max needs surgery, but that it will help him avoid kidney disease in the future, on �George Lopez,� WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
�George Lopez� stars George Lopez as George, Constance Marie as Angie, Valente Rodriguez as Ernie, Masiela Lusha as Carmen, Luis Armand Garcia as Max, Belita Moreno as Benny and Emiliano D�ez as Vic Palmero.
Guest starring are Ashly Holloway as Kristi Chapman and Ken Howard as Dr. Woodson.
�The Kidney Stays in the Picture� was written by Jim Hope and directed by Joe Regalbuto.
�George Lopez� is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC�s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio via SAP.
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