Beginning September 19, ABC will offer its entire primetime entertainment lineup in Spanish--saying that it's the first English-language broadcast network to do so on such a large scale--through a combination of closed-captioning and dubbing.
Returning shows Housewives and Lost and new comedy Freddie will be dubbed, with casting under way for the actors who will voice the roles. In addition, George Lopez will continue to be dubbed as it has been since its 2001 premiere. The remainder of the network's primetime entertainment series will be available with Spanish subtitles.
ABC's longform programming and select specials also will be available in Spanish, including the upcoming TV movie Have No Fear: The Life of John Paul II, which will be dubbed, and Peanuts specials like A Charlie Brown Christmas. (The dubbed versions are available via the ...Read more
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.