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George Lopez's Return Boasts Milestones... and Batman?!

After a nine-month hiatus, ABC's George Lopez returns tonight at 8 pm/ET with Angie fearing she's pregnant, Benny under arrest and George just trying to make sense of it all. We spoke to the comic/actor about Season 6. TV Guide: Six years is a long time for a sitcom.George Lopez: It is a long time, man. This has not been done before, where you have a Latino actor lead a situation comedy past 100 episodes. Chico and the Man didn't do 100 episodes. I Love Lucy did, but it was Lucy's show. Desi was the costar. TV Guide: It's rumored this may be the final season.Lopez: That's been rumored aft

Joseph Hudak

After a nine-month hiatus, ABC's George Lopezreturns tonight at 8 pm/ET with Angie fearing she's pregnant, Benny under arrest and George just trying to make sense of it all. We spoke to the comic/actor about Season 6.

TV Guide: Six years is a long time for a sitcom.
George Lopez: It is a long time, man. This has not been done before, where you have a Latino actor lead a situation comedy past 100 episodes. Chico and the Man didn't do 100 episodes. I Love Lucydid, but it was Lucy's show. Desi was the costar.

TV Guide: It's rumored this may be the final season.
Lopez:
That's been rumoredafter every season. But I don't think so because I don't think ABC isin a position where they can replace myself or [According to Jim's Jim] Belushi. Their comediesaren't very strong. If all of the single-camera [series] had beensuccessful, then I would tell everybody, "This is gonna be it, enjoy it."But I believe there's a window that's partially open for us to return.

TV Guide: Tonight your mom goes to court, and Adam West guest-stars as her lawyer.
Lopez:
Everyone would like to have a big stunt, like AngelinaJolie, on their show. For me, as a child of TV, it's Adam! I spent all mytime [as a kid] running around in my underwear with a towel clippedaround my neck pretending I was Batman!

TV Guide: You hint at an HBO project on your website. Can you fill us in?
Lopez:
Yes!I have an HBO special, airing live Feb. 24, called George Lopez: America's Mexican.I don't have to justify that I've made it, but for comedy, doing an houron HBO is when you have staked your flag at the top of the mountain.

TV Guide: When the sitcom does end, how would you like to see it go out?
Lopez:
I'd like Lionel Richie to be in the bar, singing 'Easy,' and us just having a good time. Or with a fantasy sequence... like Bob Newhart did. I, George Lopez, wake up after drinking and the whole show has been a fantasy! [Laughs]

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