Olga Merediz Joins Cast of George Lopez's New FX Comedy SAINT GEORGE

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Broadway's Olga Merediz will soon take on the role of Geroge Lopez's mother.

According to Deadline, Merediz has joined the cast of FX's upcoming comedy SAINT GEORGE, playing Lopez's mother Alma - a "feisty, combative" woman "with an acerbic wit."

SAINT GEORGE marks Lopez's first starring role in a sitcom since his long-running ABC series, George Lopez. The multi-camera ensemble comedy revolves around the chaotic life of a recently divorced working class Mexican-American turned successful entrepreneur. In the sitcom, Lopez will portray a man who struggles to balance his demanding ex-wife, his 11-year-old son, his overbearing mother who just moved in, and his uncle, as well as his new role as a philanthropist "giving back" by teaching history once a week at a night school.

Matt Williams and his Wind Dancer Films partner David McFadzean, co-created SAINT GEORGE with Lopez, and the trio will serve as executive producers. Michael Rotenberg (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) is executive producer. Dete Meserve and Judd Payne will also serve as executive producers. Production of the series begins in August.

The series will be produced by Lionsgate Television in association with Wind Dancer Films, Travieso Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment.

FX has ordered 10 Episodes of Saint George and, as is standard with the 10/90 model, if the series meets designated ratings thresholds over it first 10-episode run, the network will trigger an additional 90-episode order.

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