Saint George (TV series)

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Saint George
Saint George show expanded title card
Genre Sitcom
Created by
Starring
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • George Lopez
  • Matt Williams
  • David McFadzean
  • Dete Meserve
  • Michael Rotenberg
  • Judd Payne
Camera setup Multiple
Production company(s)
Distributor Debmar-Mercury
Broadcast
Original channel FX
Picture format 720p (16:9 HDTV)
Original run March 6 – May 8, 2014 (2014-05-08)
External links
Website

Saint George is an American television sitcom created by George Lopez, David McFadzean, and Matt Williams, which originally aired on FX from March 6, 2014 to May 8, 2014.[1][2][3] It is Lopez's first starring role in a scripted series since his ABC show George Lopez.[4]

As part of Debmar-Mercury and Lionsgate Television's syndication model, if the series hit certain ratings thresholds in its first 10-episode run, it would have triggered an additional 90-episode order.[2][5] Failing to do so, Saint George was canceled on June 25, 2014, after one season.[6]

Plot[edit]

Saint George revolves around the hectic life of a recently divorced working class Mexican-American who has become a successful entrepreneur. Lopez portrays the main character who must balance his family life--consisting of a demanding ex-wife, an 11-year-old son, and his mother, uncle, and cousin--and teaching history class at a night school once a week.[7][8]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Recurring cast[edit]


Episodes[edit]

No. in
series
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(million)
1 "Won't Get Fooled Again" Joe Regalbuto George Lopez & David McFadzean & Matt Williams March 6, 2014 (2014-03-06) 1007 1.21[12]
George Lopez is a successful energy drink entrepreneur, a divorced dad, and a history teacher who teaches at night. George is then encouraged by his cousin and uncle to get back into dating.
2 "I Wish" Bob Koherr Spencer Porter March 13, 2014 (2014-03-13) 1006 0.76[13]
George and Mackenzie have different ideas about the kind of birthday party Harper should have. When George goes with his idea behind Mackenzie's back, it leads to disaster.
3 "Why Can't We Be Friends?" Bob Koherr George Lopez & David McFadzean & Matt Williams March 20, 2014 (2014-03-20) 1001 0.79[14]
It's George's day to take care of Harper, but he has to work, leaving Harper with the short-tempered Alma. George reluctantly has Danny do electrical work on his house.
4 "Having My Baby" Bob Koherr Denise Moss March 27, 2014 (2014-03-27) 1002 0.72[15]
Alma begins to question whether Harper is actually George's son and wants George to take a paternity test to prove otherwise. George fears that he and Harper have nothing in common.
5 "Superstition" Bob Koherr Linda Videtti Figueiredo April 3, 2014 (2014-04-03) 1005 0.66[16]
George makes Danny get a prostate exam. After signing his will, George begins to believe in old superstitions that his death is near.
6 "Carry On Wayward Son" Joe Regalbuto Jeff Stilson April 10, 2014 (2014-04-10) 1010 0.70[17]
Alma slips on the kitchen floor and George is forced to take care of her, which threatens a round of golf he had scheduled with his idol, Lee Trevino.
7 "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" Joe Regalbuto Michael Davidoff & Bill Rosenthal April 17, 2014 (2014-04-17) 1003 0.74[18]
Alma moves out of George's place after having an argument, and moves in with Danny and Junior. George teaches Harper how to box, much to Mackenzie's dislike.
8 "Hot Blooded" Joe Regalbuto Rick Marin April 24, 2014 (2014-04-24) 1004 N/A
Alma sets George up with her gynecologist, who turns out to be mentally unstable.
9 "School's Out" Joe Regalbuto Ian Gurvitz May 1, 2014 (2014-05-01) 1009 0.65[19]
Mackenzie wants to get Harper into a private school, and asks George to attend a meeting with the headmistress Ms. Sloan (Kirsten Nelson), primarily because the school values diversity. Meanwhile, Danny and Junior sell a bunch of George's stuff at a swap meet, including one precious item without his permission.
10 "Rich Girl" Joe Regalbuto Michael Davidoff & Bill Rosenthal May 8, 2014 (2014-05-08) 1008 0.65[20]
George begins dating Suzanne Duval (Kristin Bauer van Straten), a charming rich makeup mogul. When Suzanne ends up becoming the controlling one in the relationship, George starts to feel uncomfortable. Meanwhile, Danny and Junior try to get George to help them pitch their male fragrance idea to Suzanne, and Mackenzie ropes her into attending a charity auction.

Reception[edit]

Saint George has been panned by critics. On Metacritic, the show has a score of 31 out of 100, indicating "generally unfavorably reviews".[21] Reviews on the site Rotten Tomatoes were even more scathing, with the show holding a 0% rating and average score of 3.6/10. The consensus reads: "You'd need the patience of a saint to sit through an episode of Saint George, a tired sitcom with bad potty-humor jokes and thin characters."[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sepinwall, Alan (April 18, 2013). "FX orders George Lopez sitcom Saint George". Hitflix. Retrieved April 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Snetiker, Marc (January 27, 2014). "FX sets premiere date for Saint George, starring George Lopez as George Lopez". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d Kondolojy, Amanda (January 27, 2014). "Saint George Premieres March 6 on FX". TV by the Numbers (Press release). 
  4. ^ R. Thomas Umstead (January 27, 2014). "FX To Debut George Lopez Series In March". Multichannel News. NewBay Media, LLC. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  5. ^ Munn, Patrick (January 27, 2014). "FX Sets Premiere Date For Comedy Series Saint George". TVWise. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  6. ^ Albiniak, Paige (June 27, 2014). "FX Won't Go Forward with 'Saint George'". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved June 27, 2014. 
  7. ^ Bibel, Sara (April 18, 2013). "FX Greenlights George Lopez Comedy Saint George". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 19, 2013. 
  8. ^ Tabrys, Jason (April 19, 2013). "FX Gives George Lopez the ‘Charlie Sheen’ Deal for New Sitcom". ScreenRant. Retrieved April 19, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (July 31, 2013). "Jim Murray Joins Syfy’s Defiance, FX's Saint George Casts Leads". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  10. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (July 31, 2013). "Danny Trejo to Co-Star in FX's George Lopez Comedy". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  11. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (August 7, 2013). "George Lopez's FX Comedy Enlists Newcomer for Recurring Role". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  12. ^ Bibel, Sara (March 7, 2014). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Pawn Stars' Wins Night, 'Vikings', 'Suits', 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo', 'Sirens' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 7, 2014. 
  13. ^ Yanan, Travis (March 14, 2014). "Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Big Bang Theory" Continues Its Reign for CBS". The Futon Critic. Retrieved March 14, 2014. 
  14. ^ Bibel, Sara (March 21, 2014). "Thursday Cable Ratings: NCAA Tournament & 'Pawn Stars' Win Night, 'Vikings', 'Suits', 'Ridiculousness' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 21, 2014. 
  15. ^ Yanan, Travis (March 28, 2014). "Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Scandal," "Grey's Anatomy" Top Charts". The Futon Critic. Retrieved March 28, 2014. 
  16. ^ Yanan, Travis (April 4, 2014). "Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Big Bang Theory" Returns on Top for CBS". The Futon Critic. Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  17. ^ Yanan, Travis (April 11, 2014). "Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Big Bang Theory," "Scandal" Top Charts". The Futon Critic. Retrieved April 11, 2014. 
  18. ^ Yanan, Travis (April 21, 2014). "Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Scandal" Goes Out on Top for ABC". The Futon Critic. Retrieved April 21, 2014. 
  19. ^ Yanan, Travis (May 2, 2014). "Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Big Bang," "Grey's Anatomy" Lead Demo Pack". The Futon Critic. Retrieved May 2, 2014. 
  20. ^ Yanan, Travis (May 8, 2014). "Thursday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: ESPN's NFL Draft Coverage Claims Top Demo Spot". The Futon Critic. Retrieved May 8, 2014. 
  21. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/tv/saint-george
  22. ^ https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/saint-george/

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