George Lopez has gotten a 12-episode order from TV Land for his new series "Lopez," the network announced Tuesday.
The half-hour single camera comedy will revolve around America's most successful Hispanic American comedian. 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" Keith Cox, executive vice president of development and original programming for TV Land, said in a statement. "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."
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 show will premiere in 2016.
"Lopez" is the latest original series that TV Land has added to its slate. The network recently began airing "The Jim Gaffigan Show" and "Impastor," while "Younger" was renewed for a second season in April.
George Lopez' new series gets 12-episode order from TV Land
Actor George Lopez signs autographs at the world premiere of "The Smurfs 2" at the Regency village Theatre on Sunday, July 28, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 31: George Lopez and Danny Trejo attend a basketball game between the Charlotte Bobcats and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 31, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/GC Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA- SEPTEMBER 28: Actor George Lopez and Jackie Guerrido arrive at the Eva Longoria Foundation Dinner at Beso restaurant on September 28, 2013 in Hollywood, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: Paul Stanley (R) and George Lopez attend a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on August 25, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2013 file photo, George Lopez arrives at the VIP Pre-Fight Party for the One: Mayweather vs. Canelo Fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. A Canada casino says a performance by the comic Lopez will go on as scheduled Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, after he was arrested for alleged public intoxication. Ceasars Windsor spokeswoman Jhoan Baluyot says the show is continuing as planned. (Photo by Eric Jamison/Invision/AP, file)
Comedian George Lopez, left, smiles as Los Angeles Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez approaches after Lopez threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Dodgers' baseball game against the New York Mets, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
George Lopez, the master of ceremonies for this year's Playboy Jazz Festival, poses following a news conference at the Playboy Mansion on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 in Los Angeles. The 35th Anniversary Playboy Jazz Festival will be held at the Hollywood Bowl on June 15 and 16. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
George Lopez introduces Motley Crue and Kiss at the Motley Crue and Kiss 2012 Mega Tour news conference, Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, in Los Angeles. KISS and Motley Crue will launch their 40 city tour on July 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Katy Winn)
HOLLYWOOD, FL - JANUARY 04: George Lopez performs at Hard Rock Live! in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on January 4, 2014 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Vallery Jean/WireImage)