George Lopez and Selenis Leyva on Their New Comedy Series, ‘Lopez vs. Lopez’

George Lopez and Selenis Leyva star in Lopez vs. Lopez. New episodes of the series will air Fridays at 8 PM ET on NBC. Lopez also serves as an executive producer.

George Lopez is back in primetime and this time he’s bringing his real-life daughter, Mayan. This hilarious and heartwarming comedy tells the story of a working-class old-school Latino who moves in with his modern Gen Z daughter as they rebuild their dysfunctional relationship one argument at a time. It’s old vs. new, father vs. daughter, Lopez vs. Lopez.

LOPEZ VS. LOPEZ — Season: Pilot — Pictured: (l-r) Matt Shively as Quinten, Mayan Lopez as Maya, George Lopez as George, Selenis Leyva as Rosie — (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)

George Lopez will soon join the DC universe in the 2023 superhero film, Blue Beetle. The legendary comedian has four HBO specials: The Wall (2017), It’s Not Me, It’s You (2012), Tall, Dark and Chicano (2009), which was nominated for a Best Comedy Album Grammy Award, and America’s Mexican (2007). His television credits include Lopez, Saint George, Lopez Tonight, and George Lopez, which ran for six seasons. The actor’s extensive film work includes Walking with Herb, Western No Man’s Land, The Tax Collector, El Chicano, Valentine’s Day, The Spy Next Door, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, as well as Spare Parts. Additionally, Lopez has lent his voice to characters in Rio, Smurfs, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, and the Cats & Dogs franchise.

Selenis Leyva is best known for her co-starring role in Orange Is the New Black and Diary of a Future President, for which she won a 2021 Gracie Award. The award honors standout women in entertainment and news programming that addresses timely topics and social issues. Most recently, she was in the drama film, Breaking as well as the comedy series, Gordita Chronicles. Next, the actress will star in the highly anticipated Creed III.

LOPEZ VS. LOPEZ — “Pilot” Episode 101 — Pictured: (l-r) George Lopez as George, Selenis Leyva as Rosie — (Photo by: Casey Durkin/NBC)

I spoke with the duo about the representation the show will provide for the Latino community, why families will find the stories easy to relate to, the comedy genre, and more!

Watch my full interview here: