{"title":"The George Lopez Show","dateDebut":"2002","dateEnd":"2007","description":"Comedian George Lopez stars in a family sitcom on ABC. The comedy revolves around a fictionalized portrayal of George Lopez, working at the Power Bros. aviation factory and raising his family consisting of his wife Angie, his daughter Carmen, and his son, Max, after having endured through a dysfunctional and unhappy childhood at the hands of his alcoholic, remorseless mother Benny, who is portrayed as careless and unloving. Other characters include Angie's indulgent father Vic Palmero, a wealthy doctor, and George's closest childhood friend Ernie Cardenas, noted for his fecklessness at dating and his socially awkward behavior. After Carmen's departure from the series, the role fulfilled by her character was replaced with Angie's overindulged niece Veronica, with a large trust fund that has been entrusted under George's care.\n\nMultiple storylines in the series are established through the unveiling of a secret guarded by Benny throughout George's whole childhood, most notably the discovery that his father Manny is still alive after George had been convinced by his mother that he had died. Throughout a majority of the program, George tries to locate the whereabouts of his father, who was introduced at last in one episode and was revealed to be a rather rude, yet successful businessman, having remarried with his second lover Lydia and fathered a few more children. However, Manny's personality was commonly depicted as being uncaring towards his son and former wife in the few appearances that he made, before his death in one episode of kidney disease. Nonetheless, he prohibits his son's family from attending his funeral in protection of his reputation, much to George's anger.","leadImageMedUrl":"http:\/\/distro-1.retrojunk.com\/secure\/516426269741d4b745aeb613b794eb046bcd4cf16f3b67fc3ff516167d4402bab767c4\/image\/b24918fddd73bd27faa5ace2976b6567.png"}