FX’s new George Lopez comedy, St. George, will premiere on Thursday, March 9th (9/8C). The series – which follows the 10/90 model used for Anger Management (if the ratings on the first 10 eps are good enough, an order for 90 more ensues) – follows the life of a newly divorced entrepreneur named George Lopez as he tries to balance the parenting demands of his All-American Anglo ex-wife against the expectations of his overbearing Mexican-American mother.
His efforts to relate to his 11-year old son are complicated by his fun-loving but freeloading uncle and cousin. And then there’s his professional life… For more details, check out the press release after the jump.
SAINT GEORGE PREMIERES MARCH 6 ON FX
The 10/90 Model Comedy Starring George Lopez Will Air Thursday Nights at 9pm ET/PT
LOS ANGELES, January 27, 2014 – The series premiere of FX’s newest 10/90 model comedy, Saint George, has been set for Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT.
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.
The series stars George Lopez (George Lopez, Lopez Tonight) as “George Lopez,” Jenn Lyon (Justified) as “Mackenzie,” Olga Merediz (In the Heights) as “Alma,” Diana Maria Riva (The Bridge) as “Concepcion,” and Kaden Gibson (Review With Forrest MacNeil) as “Harper, with David Zayas (Dexter) as “Junior” and Danny Trejo (Machete Kills) as “Tio.”
Matt Williams and his Wind Dancer Films partner David McFadzean, co-created Saint George with Lopez, and the trio serve as executive producers. Michael Rotenberg (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) is executive producer. Dete Meserve and Judd Payne also serve as executive producers. The series is produced by Lionsgate Television in association with Wind Dancer Films, Travieso Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment.
FX ordered 10 episodes of Saint George as part of a unique syndication model crafted by Debmar-Mercury for multiple sitcoms. As is standard with the 10/90 model, if the series meets designated ratings thresholds over its first 10-episode run, the network will trigger an additional 90-episode order.
FX is the flagship general entertainment basic cable channel of FX Networks, a business unit of Fox Networks Group. FX Networks is comprised of FX, FXM and FXX, its newest channel, which debuted on September 2, 2013. Launched in June of 1994, FX is carried in more than 97 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series, including Sons of Anarchy, Justified, The Americans and The Bridge; the upcoming dramas Tyrant (June ’14) and The Strain (July ’14) the miniseries American Horror Story; the upcoming miniseries Fargo (April ’14); the acclaimed hit comedy series Louie and Archer; and the new animated comedy Chozen. The network’s library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported television network. FX’s roster of acquired hit series includes Two and a Half Men, Anger Management and, coming in 2014, Mike & Molly.
Debmar-Mercury, a leading media company specializing in syndication, network, cable and ancillary markets, produces and distributes for daytime television The Wendy Williams Show; co-produces with FremantleMedia North America and distributes Celebrity Name Game; and has U.S. distribution rights to Fremantle Media North America’s Family Feud; distributes Tyler Perry sitcoms House of Payne and spinoff Meet the Browns; Lionsgate Television’s Anger Management (starring Charlie Sheen and entering off-network syndication in September 2014), Saint George (starring and co-created by George Lopez, debuting in 2014 and in off-network syndication in September 2016) and a new untitled sitcom (starring comedy legends Martin Lawrence and Kelsey Grammer, set to premiere in 2014 and entering broadcast syndication in fall 2017), all for FX; Revolution/CubeVision’s Are We There Yet? (starring Ice Cube); and has U.S. TV distribution rights to South Park, Hell’s Kitchen and a movie library featuring titles from Revolution Studios. Debmar-Mercury is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a leading global entertainment company.
Lionsgate is a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms and international distribution and sales. Lionsgate currently has more than 30 television shows on 20 networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses, including such critically-acclaimed hits as the multiple Emmy Award-winning Mad Men and Nurse Jackie, the comedy Anger Management, the network series Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show and the critically-acclaimed new series Orange is the New Black. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 15,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company’s core businesses. The Lionsgate brand remains synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world.