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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 27, 2002
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7
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  • Starring: Constance Marie, Belita Moreno, Valente Rodriguez
  • Summary: "George Lopez," the hit family comedy starring popular standup comedian George Lopez, is on ABC. The series is from Bruce Helford, Deborah Oppenheimer and Robert Borden – all from ABC's long-running hit comedy series, "The Drew Carey Show" – and actress/producer Sandra Bullock ("Miss Congeniality," "Speed").George Lopez is a guy who has made lemonade from lemons at every turn. Since he became plant manager at an L.A. airplane parts factory, he has handled a complicated and tumultuous job, a strong but challenging marriage, two rebellious children and a mother who can't keep track of her own lies about his childhood -- all with his sense of humor intact.His affable compadre, Ernie (Valente Rodriguez, "Erin Brokovich"), still ribs George about his high-powered management position at the plant, but always lends a hand when George needs him. Ernie, who still lives with his mother and father, has learned some fathering skills of his own after foster-parenting a troubled twelve-year-old boy.Though their marriage has had some close calls, George and his devoted wife, Angie (Constance Marie), still chose to renew their vows recently. Angie deals with his questionable decisions and freewheeling approach to parenthood and his mother's insensitive wisecracks with the patience of a saint -- and some guidance from her father, Vic (Emiliano Díez) -- but her drive to build a still unprofitable wedding-planning business has nearly driven their family to the poor house. George's biggest test, both at work and home, is dealing with his tough and acerbic but loving mother, Benny (Belita Moreno, "Perfect Strangers"), while sifting through her vast assortment of lies about his family and childhood. After rediscovering and losing his father to kidney disease and learning of a long lost sister, George constantly wonders what, or who, is around the next corner. After running away from home, being expelled from school and falling in love with a handsome jock, sixteen year-old Carmen's (Masiela Lusha) free-spirited, teenage rebellion has left her parents at a total loss about what to do next. Always the practical joker, thirteen-year-old Max clearly maintains the sense of humor he inherited from his father, but continues to struggle with dyslexia and constantly tests his parents' limits by being drawn toward the wrong crowd. Expand
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 26
  2. Negative: 9 out of 26
  1. Reviewed by: Preston Turegano
    Sep 20, 2013
    75
    George Lopez is refreshing, especially when you consider that Latinos make up almost 13 percent of the U.S. population. And besides all that, Lopez himself is muy simpatico. [24 Mar 2002, p.TV-6]
  2. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Sep 20, 2013
    70
    Happily, it's a funny show that deserves a wide, diverse audience. [26 Mar 2002, p.6E]
  3. Reviewed by: Mark Sachs
    Sep 20, 2013
    60
    Basically it's an amiable sitcom about a family that--sit down if you aren't already--happens to be Latino. [27 Mar 2002, p.C6]
  4. Reviewed by: Mike Duffy
    Sep 20, 2013
    40
    Lopez loses because he's caught in the middle of a ho-hum sitcom with few real laughs -- much like ABC's very similar "My Wife and Kids" and "According to Jim." Oops. [27 Mar 2002]
  5. Reviewed by: Hal Boedeker
    Sep 20, 2013
    40
    Even with all that support, George Lopez looks like a wispy, amateurishly performed show serving jokes that are bland, coarse or predictable. Lopez has a talent for delivering one-liners but he's a limited actor. [27 Mar 2002, p.E1]
  6. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Sep 20, 2013
    30
    This is the kind of material that gives sitcoms a bad name - not because it's so awful, but because it aims so low. It's middle-of-the-road, generic claptrap. [27 Mar 2002, p.D1]
  7. Reviewed by: Mark Dawidziak
    Sep 20, 2013
    10
    This funny fellow is trapped in a series that isn't even remotely funny. [27 Mar 2002, p.E1]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Mar 10, 2012
    10
    One Of The Most Funniest Show I Have Ever Watched In My Life. This Show Details And Textures The Real Life Of A Family. I Really Love It. I Can Just Keep Watching And Watching Over And Over Again. Too Bad They had To End The Series. I Was Very Disappointed When They Did That. but Still A Classic Funny Comical TV Show. Expand
  2. Sep 4, 2010
    10
    George Lopez is by far one of the most hilarious shows I've ever seen (others being The Simpsons and Family Guy). I don't get why they cancelled this.
  3. Mar 7, 2011
    9
    Best show ever, i have watched every episode at least 4 times each in order and i laugh more each time i watch them if you have never watched it then watch it now, if you cant find it watch it on youtube, mrwweforever has upload every season Collapse
  4. Dec 16, 2010
    9
    This show was so funny, i have no idea why the crackheads at nick at night canceled this show, it was so freaking hilarious, i split my sides laughing!!!!!!!!!! Expand
  5. Mar 26, 2013
    9
    Gut-busting jokes made by the comedy legend himself and his fellow cast members, this is truly a memorable sitcom that will make you laugh each time you watch. Expand
  6. Aug 22, 2013
    9
    "George Lopez" is truly hilarious, despite its overdose of stereotypes for the Mexican race. With its fresh and infectious laugh out loud moments, the show is sure to surprise. Expand
  7. May 11, 2014
    4
    its an ok show..... its another one of those shows that gets put on tv when there is absolutely NOTHING ELSE ON AT THE MOMENT. think of it as a relatively good Full House.... still garbage, but not as bad as **** Full House. Expand