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George Lopez discusses sitcom ‘Saint George’

By Marcina Zaccaria ,

Comedian George Lopez is open and honest with his fans as he discusses the low ratings of his sitcom Saint George.

The FX sitcom had 721,000 viewers on Thursday, bringing it down 9% from the previous week, Deadline reported.

Along with Lopez himself, Saint George also stars Olga Merediz, Danny Trejo, and Joey Pollari. In it, Lopez plays a recently divorced entrepreneur who is trying to balance a busy life and a demanding family. The sitcom currently has a 10 episode order, though Lopez is hoping for strong ratings so that the show can get a 90 episode order.

After a harsh tweet from someone telling the 52-year-old comedian to "go back to Mexico," Lopez fired back: "I'm an American citizen. I responded as I would as myself. Since that day, I decided to be a little more honest with social media. ... I decided to take a little bit more of an aggressive approach. I was losing followers, about 1,000 a week. I was like, `Why am I losing like a noticeable amount?' Since Super Bowl Sunday ... I'm sure I've gained 55,000 followers."

Lopez has won 1 Primetime Emmy. He has been seen in George Lopez: It’s Not Me, It’s You and the TV movie, George Lopez: America’s Mexican, .

Saint George is playing on Thursday at 9PM.

 

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