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[08/11/15 - 02:00 PM]
TV Land Gives Series Order to Innovative New Comedy "Lopez" Starring Acclaimed Actor and Comedian George Lopez
The half hour single camera serialized comedy has a 12 episode order and will premiere in 2016.

[via press release from TV Land]

TV LAND GIVES SERIES ORDER TO INNOVATIVE NEW COMEDY "LOPEZ" STARRING ACCLAIMED ACTOR AND COMEDIAN GEORGE LOPEZ

12 Episode Series To Premiere in 2016

New York - August 11, 2015 - TV Land continues to expand its slate of original, contemporary comedies with the series pickup of "Lopez," starring and executive produced by renowned stand-up comedian and actor George Lopez, it was announced today. The half hour single camera serialized comedy has a 12 episode order and will premiere in 2016. John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky ("Silicon Valley," "King Of The Hill") will write and executive produce the series. Michael Rotenberg ("It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia") of 3 Arts Entertainment and Troy Miller ("Arrested Development") will also executive produce.

The comedy, revolving around America's most successful Hispanic American comedian, explores how George struggles between his two worlds and crises - often of his own making. Too rich to go back to his working class, Latino roots, and too "brown" to feel comfortable in his affluent celebrity life, being George Lopez comes with many problems.

"We are excited to produce a series around iconic comedian George Lopez that reveals him in a hilarious, yet brutally honest way" says Keith Cox, Executive Vice President of Development and Original Programming. "George is constantly reinventing himself and as TV Land continues its evolution, we can't wait to tell his story from a fresh, innovative perspective."

Lopez added, "I'm excited that TV Land realizes that my personal challenges, insecurities and inability to connect are all part of my charm."

Lopez's groundbreaking comedy "George Lopez" is a consistent hit on TV Land's sister network Nick at Nite.

About TV Land

TV Land is the programming destination featuring the best in entertainment on all platforms for consumers in their 40s. Consisting of original programming, acquisitions and a digital portfolio, TV Land is now seen in over 98 million U.S. Homes.

About Viacom

Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA) is home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form video, apps, games, consumer products, social media and other entertainment content for audiences in more than 160 countries and territories. Viacom's media networks, including MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, BET, CENTRIC, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick at Nite, Comedy Central, TV Land, SPIKE, T?3s, Paramount Channel and VIVA, reach approximately 700 million television subscribers worldwide. Paramount Pictures, America's oldest film studio, is a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.

For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit www.viacom.com. Keep up with Viacom news by following Viacom's blog at blog.viacom.com and Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/Viacom.





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