The new project marks Lopez’s return to sitcoms since his ABC series ended in 2007.
“I’m excited about my new show,” Lopez said, “couldn’t think a better group of people or better place to create than FX. … Now to get ready … Back to Pilates!”
In the same all-or-nothing bet that the network used to produce Charlie Sheen’s Anger Management, FX has ordered 10 episodes of Saint George and, if the series meets designated ratings thresholds over that 10-episode run, the network agrees to order 90 more, which would guarantee later syndication.
The series will be produced by Lionsgate Television in association with Wind Dancer Films, Travieso Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment.
Lopez was named one of “The Top 25 Hispanics in America” by Time magazine in 2005.