News Briefs: FX Orders a George Lopez Comedy

THE RETURN OF THE KING

... Great news everybody! George Lopez is back! Yessssss! FX has ordered 10 episodes of the comedy Saint George. The multi-camera (I'm assuming) comedy will star Lopez as a recently divorced entrepreneur who deals with his ex-wife, teen son, and overbearing mother, basically everything you already knew it would be about. It will get the same treatment as Anger Management in that, if it hits the right numbers after 10 episodes, FX will order 90 more episodes.  It kind of makes me sick that FX is doing this, but billz needz to be paidz. [FX via press release]

BUSINESS TIME

... Disney Channel, of all networks, is resurrecting the game show Win, Lose, or Draw, which, for those of you too young to remember or too old to remember, was basically like watching people play Pictionary. The new version will target kids, and feature two teams consisting of a Disney star and two young contestants. And to updated it beyond the marker-and-paper era, the new drawing board will feature interactive touch screens and motion control. Hopefully there will still be felt-tipped pens for the competitors to huff. [Disney Channel via press release]

... DirecTV has ordered its second original scripted series. Details are vague, but Full Circle will follow 11 characters who are unknowingly connected. It's being written by Neil Labute, the man behind In the Company of Men. [Broadcasting & Cable]

... You've called Joss Whedon's new ABC pilot S.H.I.E.L.D. You've called it Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Now you are going to call is Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Because that's the new name. [EW]

... HBO has increased its episode order for the first season of guerilla-news show Vice, bumping it from eight episodes to 10 episodes. Great news if you like dudes with cameras running around third-world countries saying, "Doesn't this, like, suck?" [HBO via press release] 

SCHEDULES BE GETTING SCHEDULED

... Quick little scheduling change for ABC. Castle will swap the order of its next two episodes, pushing Monday's previously scheduled episode to April 29 and reeling in the April 29 episode to April 22. Why, you ask? The episode originally scheduled to air on April 22 features a bomb-related plot, and in light of the attack on Boston, ABC wisely decided to sit on it. [TV Line

... When ABC canceled Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 back in January, it yanked the show from its schedule without airing the remaining episodes. Back then, the network didn't know if/when the remaining episodes would turn up online, on TV, or in the garbage can. But now the leftover episodes will be posted online, according to star Krysten Ritter. Look for them May 17 on ABC.com, Hulu, or iTunes. [Krysten Ritter's Whosay]

... The Golden Globezzzzzzzz... *huh wha?* Sorry. The Golden Globes, the awards show that everyone just tolerates, has set a date for next year's "ceremony." Look for it Sunday, January 12. [The Hollywood Foreign Press via press release]

JUST ONE CASTING ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY

... Giovanni Ribisi (Friends, My Name is Earl) has joined Seth MacFarlane's live-action multi-camera comedy Dads. The show, which already has a six-episode order, follows one of this development season's TV trends of parents moving in with their kids or vice versa; in this case, two 30-something guys have their worlds turned upside down and kicked in the crotch after their dads move in with them. Ribisi replaces Tommy Dewey (The Mindy Project), whose character was re-conceived after taping the first episode. [Deadline Hollywood]

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But his sitcom from 10 years ago wasn't even that funny to began with! Seriously I didn't even laugh once during The George Lopez Show!
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headlines shortly after pilot: FX cancels George Lopez show, loses lots of money
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"third world"? developing country is much less offensive.
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I'd rather someone do a Married with Children remake since Kelly got married at the end. Or it could be about Bud. ANYTHING but more George
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saint goerge sounds the same as george lopez show instead angie and george broke up, max is still at home and benny is still there...nothing different from his old show
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It'll be even more the same if the theme song for this show is Low Rider by War like it is for EVERYTHING he does.
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There is a TV god! May 17 I will be having a B in 23 marathon!
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Another George Lopez show? Why? He is NOT FUNNY and his last "sitcom" was atrocious.
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George Lopez in another family sitcom? Why? Why does the world need another spin on this? Can't he play a different kind of sitcom character now? What about an FBI agent at an international ping pong tournament or something, that's not been done yet, right? "FX: home of the same shit you could find on network a decade ago."

Win, Lose, Draw, or watch Grandma figure out how to use the touch screen controls.

Too bad the Bitch in Apartment 23's episodes won't be getting broadcast, but at least we'll be getting them online.
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A guaranteed 100 episodes for the tepid Anger Management (another Sheen implosion notwithstanding).

A potential guaranteed 100 episodes of a George Lopez "comedy."

Still only 13 episodes of Terriers, a number that will never increase.

How have we offended thee, o great and wondrous FX?
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Glad to hear I will be able to see the remaining "Don't Trust" episodes
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Actually, I think people will just call the show S.H.E.I.L.D regardless of what the official title is.
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Does anybody else, like me, just really, really, irrationally hate George Lopez? I don't know what it is about him, but I'd rather be watching Anger Management.
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It's not just you I can't stand the guy
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Hating a comedian who is annoying and unfunny isn't irrational.
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What does ABC have going on this summer that they can't at least find some time to show the remaining Don't Trust the B---- episodes? Certainly they would have at least some time on their "busy summer schedule" to show this show. Oh well, I watched the show 85% of the time online anyway, so it doesn't make a difference, and am glad to see it coming back at least in some form.
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I always love the highlighted actors credits and what it says about the writer and me. For me it will always be Giovanni Ribisi (The Wonder Years)
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Remember when he was Vonny Ribisi?
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I'm worse off for reading everything on this page.
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I think I'm about to vomit, not only will this George Lopez show likely get picked up and last forever but the same will likely happen for this Seth MacFarlane show. Both are broad and stupid and a cancer of modern television rivaled only by reality tv.
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If "The Winner" didn't make it past six episodes then "Dads" won't. Seth's track record with live-action sitcoms isn't good.
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I oppose this because it perpetuates the stereotype that George Lopez is funny.
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So... basically it's The George Lopez Show after they finally got the divorce? Cuz you could just tell it was bound to happen.

I think more sitcom couples should get divorced. All the tension and release, dumb-husband-does-dumb-things and nagging-wife-nags setups that are the bread and butter of sitcoms must be hell on a marriage. Y'know, for the sake of realism. Also because I hate sitcoms.
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do they think Tommy Dewey buys that "re-conceived" line? we all know it's just that that dude can't compete with ribisi.
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That means TV.com had until January 12 next year to find someone who does caption recaps. Cause there's no way I'm actually *watching* the Golden Globes.
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I nominate Lily Sparks.
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I second Lily, she does a great job of photo recaps. I miss her Revenge reviews, (although the new writer is very good too).
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I started watching Revenge JUST because of her reviews. No one is more suited on TV.com's staff (since, of course, the departure of the legendary Price Peterson) to put funny captions on pictures of half-drunk celebrities than the incomparable Lily Sparks. I will personally never forget her obsession with the Shamu-Cam on Revenge's first season. It was comedy gold!
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Noted.
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I disagree. Please ignore them completely.
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Ah, makes sense. I have no fondness for awards shows, either. docspector, I apologize for my confusion.
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FF, I *think* docspector meant ignore the awards themselves. Lily had nothing to do with the comment as far as I can tell.
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Do you have a problem with Ms. Sparks?
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