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George Lopez aired from March 2002 until May 2007 on ABC.
For George ( George Lopez), work life and home life were strangely intermixed. At Powers and Sons Aviation , a Los Angeles airplane parts manufactuer, he had been the first assembly-line worker ever promoted to manager. That put him in charge of his former pals-which could at times be a bit awkward-and worse yet in charge of his mother , Benny ( Belita Moreno), who also worked on the line. Benny was cranky and sarcastic and gave him constant grief, laying on guilt with a trowel ( not that it had much effect on good-natured George). She lived next door to George and hung out in his kitchen as well. Also at home were George's stylish, wife, Angie ( Constance Marie), his whiny daughter Carmen ( Masiela Lusha, a.k.a. Stacey Haglund), and his happy young son Max( Luis Armand Garcia), who worshiped his dad. Together they delt with little family crisis and Benny's constant complaining, and there was also a recurring story line about George trying to find his father, whom Benny had falsely told him was dead. Despite the turmoil George maintained his sense of humor, one of his favorite little gags being a mechanical fish mounted on his office wall-which turned its head on cue and sang " Swanee River." Ernie ( Valente Rodriguez) was an assembly line worker who was George's best friend.
In later seasons George uncovered pieces of his past that his mother had hidden from him, including a half-brother, a sister and finally his wealthy , estranged father Manny who died shortly after George met him. Angie's father Dr. Vic Palmero ( Emiliano Diez) also showed up from time to time. In 2007 Carmen left for college but Veronica ( Aimee Garcia), the daughter of Angie's brother Ray, moved in to take her place.
In the series finale, a multi-millionaire ( Edward James Olmos) bought Powers Aviation and asked George to stay on board if he was willing to consider making some major life changes (like moving to Phoenix, Arizona). George almost agreed to go , but instead agreed to a factory boycott when everyone came and told him how much they'd miss him, including Benny. The owner agreed to keep the original workers and gave George the factory.
The show was probably more distinctive for its Latino cast , a rarity in prime time , than for its content. One of the executive producers was actress Sandra Bullock, who appeared occasionally as disaster prone factory worker " Accident Amy."
A Review from The New York Times
TELEVISION REVIEW; Among New Sitcoms, A Funny Latino Father
By CARYN JAMES
Published: March 27, 2002
Passing through the revolving door of new sitcoms are a Latino father, a living puppet and the staff of a fictional television network; that scent in the air is one of slapdash desperation.
Of the three shows that begin tonight, only ''George Lopez'' is worth a glance. Never mind what ABC says about its star; hardly anyone has a clue who George Lopez is. He turns out to be a funny guy, a stand-up comedian whose routine leans on his Mexican-American culture, and an actor in small films (including ''Real Women Have Curves,'' a recent favorite at the Sundance and New Directors Film Festivals). His personality and energy go a long way toward making his show amiable.
The character of George has a wife, son, daughter, a nagging mother and a new job. He has worked for years on an assembly line at an airplane-parts factory (the set looks so small and cheap they must be making model planes), and in tonight's episode he is promoted to manager, which makes him the boss of his best friend and his mother. George gets to tell his mom, ''You're fired,'' a move that makes up in wish fulfillment what it lacks in realism.
The series is so derivative you can almost see its creators playing all the angles. It's ''My Wife and Kids,'' but with a Latino family and not quite as upscale. It's ''The Bernie Mac Show'' but with a less brash father figure and not quite as upscale. Like ''The Drew Carey Show,'' (Bruce Helford is a creator and producer of both), it is strategically poised between blue-collar and white-collar worlds, one of the few shows with an upwardly mobile, working class hero.
The situations are utterly predictable. George's mother, Benny, expresses her love by insulting him, a joke that gets tired fast. Benny has a trace of an accent, but the show is about those universal family issues that Damon Wayans, Bernie Mac and Jim Belushi, the television dads of the moment, are already passing around. And as in those shows, the wife and children are centered personalities (nicely and naturally acted here), while the father goes wild. In a future episode, George has to deal with his teenage daughter's dating and gets so unhinged he snoops in her e-mail. Lessons are learned all around. The television audience learns that George Lopez might have the presence to keep this obvious sitcom alive.
THE GEORGE LOPEZ SHOW
ABC, tonight at 8:30
Bruce Helford, Sandra Bullock, Robert Borden and Deborah Oppenheimer, executive producers.
WITH: George Lopez (George); Belita Moreno (Benny), Constance Marie (Angie), Masiela Lusha (Carmen), Luis Garcia (Max), Valente Rodriguez (Ernie).
A Review from Entertainment Weekly
The George Lopez Show
B By Bruce Fretts
In ''My Wife and Kids''' regular Wednesday at 8 p.m. slot, the series has just been paired up with George Lopez, another family sitcom that's a lot less painful than the show it's temporarily replacing, Jim Belushi's torturous ''According to Jim.''
Lopez, a stand-up comic and former L.A. deejay, has the shaggy, lumpy likability of a Latino Oliver Platt. He plays a blue-collar manager, an airplane-parts factory worker recently promoted to oversee his old comrades on the assembly line. One of them happens to be his domineering mom (''Perfect Strangers''' Belita Moreno), whom he is asked to lay off in the pilot episode. He does it, only to be told later by his boss that it was just a test of his corporate loyalty. ''That's why I work in a factory,'' says George. ''I'm no good at tests.''
Lopez wrings genuine laughs out of such gentle one-liners, and his show benefits from the appealing presence of Constance Marie (''Tortilla Soup'') as his wife, Angie. Also turning up in the April 10 episode is Sandra Bullock, one of the series' executive producers, as a klutzy factory employee. You can certainly see why the ''Speed'' star would want to be in business with Lopez. Even when he's firing his own mom, he seems bighearted.
An Article from The New York Times
A Life So Sad He Had to Be Funny; George Lopez Mines a Rich Vein of Gloom With an All-Latino Sitcom
By MIREYA NAVARRO
Published: November 27, 2002
Fathers? George Lopez never met his. The guy left when Mr. Lopez was an infant and was never heard from again.
Birthdays? Mr. Lopez never celebrated one while growing up in the San Fernando Valley. He was raised by a grandmother whose own life of hardship, he said, left her ill-equipped to express love or joy, much less indulge in frivolities like parties.
To top it off, Mr. Lopez was endowed with what he describes as a large, lumpy head, the kind that turns schoolmates into sadistic teasers. ''And I was the darkest kid in the neighborhood,'' Mr. Lopez added. ''I got called a lot of names,''
In short, he had no choice but to grow up a comedian.
Now 41, Mr. Lopez is still mining what to most people would be a rich vein of gloom as the unlikely star of ABC's new family sitcom, ''The George Lopez Show,'' a television rarity as much for its all-Latino cast as for its occasionally heart-wrenching bite. Reminiscent of ''Roseanne'' in its dark humor, the show is winning good ratings even though the comedy is infused with what Mr. Lopez calls ''a huge, huge layer of sadness'' and the dysfunction of what he describes as his ''emotionally abusive'' childhood. Somehow, he transforms all of it into laughter.
''God bless anybody who has a healthy, loving relationship with their family,'' Mr. Lopez said in an interview at Fox studios here after taping a guest appearance on ''The Best Damn Sports Show Period'' on the Fox Sports Net cable channel. ''We're just trying to be real.'' As a television character, Mr. Lopez has a wife, a son and a daughter and is the manager of an airplane parts factory that also employs his mother, a character based on Mr. Lopez's maternal grandmother. (He did work in a factory where his grandmother was an inspector.) The couple have a loving, playful relationship, the kids have the usual kids' problems, and the family comes with a diabetic dog, Mr. Needles.
So far, pretty standard Cosby-ish sitcom fare.
But just beneath the surface flows the darker undercurrent. In the show's season premiere this fall, Mr. Lopez bumped into a long-lost aunt at a store and was told his father was alive, contrary to what his mother had maintained for years. He decided immediately to start a search for his dad despite his wife's apprehensions that he would end up hurt.
''Whoever he is, my mother should have told me about him,'' he tells his wife, played by Constance Marie. ''Who knows what else she's lied to me about? Maybe Santa Claus does like Mexican kids.''
It is the kind of comedic alchemy that Mr. Lopez, a third-generation Mexican-American, typically performs in his stand-up comedy act. His routines caught the attention of the actress Sandra Bullock about two years ago at a comedy club in California.
Ms. Bullock said she was interested in producing television and had been looking for ideas for a Latin-theme show, given the rapidly growing Latino audience in the country. When she spotted Mr. Lopez, she said, ''I couldn't believe what was coming out of his mouth.''
While he is infinitely more caustic in a nightclub setting, Mr. Lopez's stand-up themes find their way into his television show, just like they did with Jerry Seinfeld, Ray Romano and other sitcom stars who got their start in stand-up. The jokes revolve around growing up poor, about the idiosyncrasies of Chicano families and about being belittled for wanting normal things, like a hose with a nozzle or a whole Popsicle.
''My Mom never went to my school,'' Mr. Lopez tells his wife in an episode in which the couple discover their son has dyslexia. ''She only went to my graduation to heckle me: ''Oh, look at him, Mr. Oh-you-think-you're all-bad. Mr. High-school-diploma. Mr. I-know-where-Africa-is.''
Ms. Bullock said she was struck by the honesty behind the comedy. ''George speaks the truth,'' she said. ''It opens people's minds into other directions.''
George Lopez, the television concept, however, was not an easy sell, Ms. Bullock said. ''Everybody had a chance,'' she said of the networks, ''but they didn't know what to do with it.''
Ms. Bullock sought the help of Bruce Helford, who created ''The Drew Carey Show'' and had been a head writer for ''Roseanne.'' Because of his history with ABC on those shows, Mr. Helford said, he got the network's attention and became co-creator and an executive producer of ''The George Lopez Show.''
Ms. Bullock, another executive producer, sweetened the deal by agreeing to appear intermittently on the show as ''Accident Amy,'' a klutzy worker at the factory.
''George Lopez,'' part of the network's prime-time lineup of family comedies on Wednesdays, now beats the competition in its 8:30 to 9 p.m. time slot among 18-to-49-year-old viewers, who are coveted by advertisers. (The show places third overall for its time period.)
''It exceeds even our most optimistic hopes in terms of performance,'' said Lloyd Braun, chairman of ABC Entertainment.
The network tested the waters last spring with 4 episodes and, after ordering 13 more for this fall and seeing the results, it just decided to add 9 more episodes for the current season.
Mr. Braun said characters like the tough-as-nails mother and story lines like Mr. Lopez's search for his father appealed to him as ''a new voice.'' The network had been looking for family comedies to help it emerge from a ratings slump. ''It's not very often that we hear a fresh take on a family comedy,'' he said. ''This is a very fresh and distinctive take.''
For the show's ensemble of actors, ''George Lopez'' is also a refreshing contrast to the usual portrayal of Latinos in film and television as recent immigrants, victims or criminals. True, Mr. Lopez's character had a tough childhood, but Constance Marie, who plays his wife, Angie, said the show was also about ''the forgotten Latinos,'' the ones like her who are third-generation, middle-class Americans and had to go to Berlitz to learn Spanish.
''George Lopez,'' however, is very much about one man's life, with some story lines based on fact, some made up or loosely based on real events. But all are filtered through the prism of someone who defines his childhood in terms of disillusionment.
The real George Lopez, who is married to an independent producer, Ann Lopez, and has a 6-year-old daughter, Mayan, speaks candidly about being embarrassed by the way he grew up, for instance not ever having found a baby picture of himself even though he was an only child. (He has sometimes passed off pictures of his infant daughter as himself, he said.)
His grandmother and her second husband, factory and construction workers, took him and his mother in when he was only two months old, he said, after his father abandoned them shortly after the couple married. When he was 10, his mother left him to remarry and move to Sacramento. The two hardly keep in touch, he said.
Mr. Lopez said his grandmother did the best she could but was herself the product of an abusive childhood and first marriage. As a result, he said, he grew up with little nurturing or encouragement, and a deep yearning ''to be somebody.''
''It's a form of abuse to not feel important,'' he said. ''It's considered being neglected.''
Comedy became an out, Mr. Lopez said, the moment he spotted Freddie Prinze on television in the early 70's and realized it was possible for a Latino to make a living telling jokes. After graduating from high school he lasted exactly one night in a computer class at a junior college. He was still working at his grandmother's factory when he decided to pursue stand-up comedy full time in the mid-80's (with a short stint as a radio host last year and parts in small films).
His biggest fan, as it turns out, is Benne Gutierrez, the grandmother he skewers in his show with lines like: ''Why are you in such a good mood today, Mom? You're smoking with the patch on again?''
Watching a tape of a future show in her grandson's dressing room at the Warner Brothers studios in Burbank, which she visits occasionally, she laughed heartily whenever Belita Moreno, the actress who plays her, spoke. She was portrayed accurately, Mrs. Gutierrez said.
''I'm very proud of him, very proud,'' she said without prompting, even though Mr. Lopez had complained in an interview the day before that she had never said those words to him, ''and I've given her many opportunities.''
A vigorous-looking 83, Mrs. Gutierrez, a widow with six children and about two dozen grandchildren, said she always knew her grandson would be a comedian. ''He was always telling jokes,'' she said.
But she denied Mr. Lopez's assertions that his upbringing was anything but normal. The family was not rich but had enough, she said, and ''he got what he wanted,'' including money for a car once.
Why did she not celebrate his birthdays? ''Probably because I never had a birthday,'' she said. ''I didn't know what birthdays were.''
The oversight of course is sitcom fodder in a scene in which TV George challenges his wife's plans for their son's birthday party with a magician, games and cartoon characters.
''Do kids need all that stuff?'' he asks. ''I never went to Chuck E. Cheese,'' he said, speaking of the entertainment center-restaurant chain that has a mouse for a mascot. ''My mom said: 'You want to see a mouse? Pull the refrigerator out.' There were about five Chuckies running around back there.''
Benny, as the grandmother character's name is spelled on the show, may be harsh, but she's not mean. Instead she is drawn as a survivor who is tough with those she loves to prepare them for life's hardships. When her teenage granddaughter is dumped by her boyfriend for not having sex, Benny tells her to cheer up: ''My first sweetheart knifed me and stole my car.''
Mr. Lopez, who lives only a few miles from his grandmother, said he now tried to take care of her and wanted nothing more than for her to be happy. As for his show, he said, ''My only duty is to make a family show that's entertaining.''
An Article from Time Magazine
Sunday, Mar. 16, 2003
By JAMES PONIEWOZIK
Each Wednesday at 8:30 P.M. E.T. on ABC, a character named George Lopez learns a little about himself that his long-lost father is alive, though his mother claimed he died after walking out on the family, that he has a half brother he's never known about.
Each Monday night, in a therapist's office somewhere in Los Angeles, a different George Lopez story unfolds. There, the real-life comedian who plays his eponymous alter ego also learns about himself a little at a time. He learns how to be part of a family his idea of bonding with his 6-year-old daughter used to be to turn on the tube and sit in silence. He learns to forgive his grandmother, who raised him after his mother abandoned him but didn't show him affection or even celebrate his birthday. Lopez, 41, still tears up when he remembers waiting at home alone when she would work into the night without bothering to call. "I have come to understand that I cannot expect someone who doesn't feel to feel," he says. "She never knew joy or how to express it."
Besides, he owes her his career. On George Lopez, he plays a could-have-been version of himself, a manager at an airplane-parts factory trying to work out his relationship with a cold, critical mother figure. In a sense, Lopez began creating the show when he was a boy, escaping into the comforting alternative universe of sitcoms like Julia, with Diahann Carroll as a loving single mom, and Chico and the Man, with Latino comic Freddie Prinze. "It was the first time I ever saw anybody on TV who looked like me," Lopez says. Inspired by Prinze, Lopez became a stand-up comedian, but his career floundered until Chris Rock's manager, Dave Becky, told Lopez he needed to put his story into his act. "He said, 'With you, people laugh, but there is nothing to attach to,'" Lopez says.
Still, it was more than a decade before he got a call from a producer Jonathon Komack Martin, the son of Chico's creator. Komack Martin and his partner, actress Sandra Bullock, wanted to do a Latino Beverly Hillbillies, an idea they mercifully dropped after seeing Lopez's act. "You can see he fought to get where he is, yet he is hilarious," says Bullock. "He has a way of hiding his pain, but you can also see it."
Lopez is the first major-network sitcom in years to feature a Latino family, even as Hispanics have grown to about an eighth of the U.S. population. The show subtly represents the variety of Latin culture for instance, George is Mexican and his wife Angie (Constance Marie) is Cuban. But it also brings a different kind of diversity to TV. Few sitcoms since Roseanne have taken a raw, personal look at a working-class family and its psychological baggage. Most family comedies today avoid dark themes or sublimate them, as in Everybody Loves Raymond's passive-aggressive squabbles. Lopez is willing to get ugly, albeit with a grin. After a fight between George and his mom (Belita Moreno), Angie asks, "Are you never going to talk to her again?" "No," he deadpans. "Eventually I'm going to have to say, 'It's O.K., Mom, let go. Head for the light.'" Like most stand-ups, Lopez as an actor is no Daniel Day-Lewis; he's not even Daniel Stern. Yet he makes his beleaguered Everyman stooped and half-grimacing, as though he eternally expects an anvil to fall on him funny but affecting.
George Lopez is not as good as Roseanne the characters usually reach too neat little epiphanies as each episode ends but is far better than when it started last spring as a bland family comedy with a dash of salsa. As the show explored George's learning about his father and dealing with the emotions that discovery dredged up, it came alive. It has held its own against reality juggernaut American Idol and got an early go-ahead for a third season.
But for all Lopez's success in the ratings and in therapy, memories of his youth are never far away. "I think of that little boy now," he says, "and I pretend he is with me when things are good and show him things are going to be all right." If that boy can keep reminding the man of when things weren't all right, George Lopez has a bright dark future.
With reporting by Reported by Jeanne McDowell/Los Angeles
An Article from Time Magazine
Saturday, Aug. 13, 2005
By JAMES PONIEWOZIK
Desi Arnaz, Freddie Prinze and I," says George Lopez, "are in a club that only has three members." It sounds arrogant, but he's right. Since 1951, the three comics have played lead roles in the only hit network sitcoms starring Latinos spaced roughly 30 years apart.
George Lopez, the show, is a success story rooted in a sad one. Lopez, 44, was abandoned by his parents as a boy and raised by his grandmother, who he says was belittling and incapable of showing affection. Yet he credits those early woes with inspiring his sometimes dark-edged humor. "If you grow up with a supportive family," he says, "you become a guy who gets laughs from everyday observations: laundry and airplanes and relationships. If you grow up emotionally neglected, you do a deeper type comedy."
The show, on ABC, has never been a smash hit, but it has had a solid run since its debut in 2002, holding its own against phenomenon American Idol. It will be followed next fall by Freddie, a Latino-family sitcom starring Freddie Prinze Jr. the son of Lopez's comedy idol whom Lopez helped persuade to do the show. Lopez, just recovered from a kidney transplant, has also taken care that his sitcom's crew includes Latinos and other minorities. "If you come to our stage," he says, "it looks like Costco." He says he hopes Latino kids watching him see as he did watching the elder Prinze's Chico and the Man that they can have "goals, not just dreams. What is a dream to Mexican kids, to white kids is a goal."
An Article from Variety
Published on March 28, 2006
The decline of family values
After years of success, sitcoms based on comedians and their kin are on the wane
By MICHAEL SCHNEIDER
"The George Lopez Show's" trailblazing ways go far beyond its place as the most successful Latino-led sitcom since "I Love Lucy." The long-running show also is one of the last remnants of a dying sitcom breed: family-centered laffers.
What's more, "Lopez" reps another fading trend in half-hour comedies: series that revolve around standup comedians.
Family comedies, of course, have been around since the dawn of television, but they experienced a particular resurgence in the years following "The Cosby Show." Later on, those families got a bit more realistic, thanks to the tough love found in "Roseanne" and "Malcolm in the Middle."
"To do a nuclear family show, if you do it superficially it can only last for so long," says "Lopez" exec producer Bruce Helford. "With George, we tried to make the show as relatable as possible."
With fewer families actually watching TV together, the number of shows about a nuclear family has plummeted and can now be counted on one hand.
The decline hasn't been helped by the rise in reality TV, which has taken away loads of young viewers. That's particularly the case with "American Idol," which has frequently aired opposite "Lopez."
"It's amazing. 'Idol' grows every week," Lopez says. "It's made me unafraid of a bad ratings week. If someone tells me they've had a bad week, I say, 'Talk to me when you've had 10 bad weeks.' "
Warner Bros. TV prexy Peter Roth notes "Lopez" is one of the few traditional, multicamera half-hours still on the air.
"It's an updated version of a domestic family sitcom but dares to be different," he says.
In the spirit of classics like "Roseanne" -- of which "George Lopez's" Helford is an alum -- Lopez has mined his family and private life to bring some deeply personal stories to the small screen.
"This was a guy who's trying to be a father and a husband but had no role models of his own growing up," Helford says. "When he and I and (fellow exec producer) Robert Borden talked about it, it became a natural take for the show."
In real life, Lopez and his wife are thinking about adopting a kid, just as Lopez's character faces the possibility of having another child.
"The gimmick of the show is my life, the stories are my life," Lopez says. "I don't think people want to watch something that rings false. 'Family Ties' couldn't survive these days. Back then we were more innocent."
As for being one of the last standup comedians with his own show, Lopez marvels at how the sitcom landscape has changed. Not too long ago, the half-hour form was dominated by talent such as Jerry Seinfeld, Drew Carey, Roseanne, Tim Allen and Brett Butler.
But slowly as those shows disappeared -- Ray Romano's "Everybody Loves Raymond" the most recent example -- they've been replaced by ensemble laffers, or single-camera shows.
"They're not giving standups a shot anymore," Lopez says. "It's like I'm now the world champ out there."
That became especially true toward the end of the 1990s, as the networks and studios started rushing into development shows centered on young, up-and-coming comics, who perhaps hadn't paid their dues. Most of those shows quickly failed, and the nets stepped back from comic-led projects.
"They started grabbing guys way too quickly," Helford says. "And then came the trend toward single-camera, which is tough for a comic with minimal acting experience."
ABC Entertainment prexy Steve McPherson says Lopez's experience as a well-traveled standup comedian helped the show quickly find its legs.
"I don't think it's an accident that someone like George Lopez, who spent so much time honing his craft and developing his point of view, has succeeded," McPherson says. "You go back to the Tim Allens, Roseannes and Brett Butlers of the world -- these were people who spent years on the road, honing that craft in a lot of elements.
An Article from The LA Times
TV just got a lot 'whiter,' says a canceled George Lopez
11:33 AM PT, May 14 2007
George Lopez, the first Latino to lead a television series successfully, isn't laughing. "TV just became really, really white again," he said.
ABC, he said, has "unceremoniously" canceled his self-titled comedy, which over the years chronicled his personal life from his sad childhood growing up with an abusive grandmother, to his alcoholism and kidney transplant.
"The George Lopez Show" will live on in syndication, but that's not making Lopez feel better about not getting the chance to tell one final season of stories. Lopez said Steve McPherson, ABC president of prime-time entertainment, called him over the weekend to explain that "financially" it wasn't working out, that the network would lose money if it picked up the show again.
That explanation was painful to hear, Lopez said, considering the way the network has shuffled his show over the years -- four different time slots in five years -- and putting it up against "American Idol" time and time again.
It all contributed to the show's low ratings, a point not lost on Lopez who noted that this season his show out-performed two freshman comedies that were renewed: "Notes from the Underbelly" and "Knights of Prosperity."
"I'll take the good and the bad," Lopez said. "I took the five years of good and I did a lot with the good. My popularity, I was involved in charities, I overcame my illness, all on TV. I shared all of that with America every secret I had. Every personal feeling. Every emotion. Everything was open to the show. And what happens?"
Lopez said he attributed the cancellation in part to the fact that the show is produced by Warner Bros. Television, and not ABC Television Studios. Using some colorful language that cannot be printed in a family newspaper, Lopez scoffed in particular at another ABC pickup: "Cavemen," about two brothers and one best friend, described as sophisticated cave dudes living in modern-day Atlanta, who will continually find themselves at odds with contemporary society.
"I get kicked out for a...caveman and shows that I out-performed because I'm not owned by [ABC Television Studios]...So a...Chicano can't be on TV but a...caveman can?" Lopez said. "And a Chicano with an audience already? You know when you get in this that shows do not last forever, but this was an important show and to go unceremoniously like this hurts. One hundred seventy people lost their jobs."
For his part, Lopez will be fine. He has an HBO special and a movie coming in the summer, and a deal with Warner Bros. to produce television movies.
"They dealt with us from the bottom of the deck," Lopez said. "Which is hard to take after what was a good run."
** Editor's update: Whoa! Hold your fire, "ATJ" fans!
No sooner did we report the cancellation of the Jim Belushi comedy "According to Jim" that we heard from seemingly everyone who watches the show that we were wrong, wrong, wrong. Well, they may be right, the show might very well be renewed after all. But ABC won't confirm that. We'll keep checking back.
--Maria Elena Fernandez
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