Sherri, April 16, 2024, FOX, George Lopez, Mayan Lopez

The Sherri Shepherd Show

Sherri Shepherd brings her signature blend of humor and warmth to her self-titled talk show, offering viewers a daily dose of pop culture, comedy, and engaging conversations. In this episode, airing on April 16, Shepherd welcomes actor and comedian George Lopez and his daughter, Mayan Lopez, to discuss their hit NBC sitcom, “Lopez vs Lopez.” The show, inspired by their real-life experiences, explores the complexities of family dynamics and the journey of healing and reconciliation.

George Lopez, a well-known comedian and actor, has been open about his struggles with alcoholism and his challenging upbringing. In the show, his character navigates sobriety and family relationships. Lopez’s previous TV roles, including the eponymous “George Lopez Show,” were also based on his life. Now, he brings his comedic talent and personal experiences to “Lopez vs Lopez,” where he stars alongside his daughter.

Mayan Lopez, a talented performer in her own right, plays a fictionalized version of herself in the series. In real life, Mayan and her father had a strained relationship for years, with Mayan feeling resentment towards her dad due to his infidelity and eventual split from her mother, Ann Serrano, in 2012. However, the COVID-19 pandemic brought them back together, and their journey of reconciliation inspired the show.

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Mayan, who grew up on the set of “The George Lopez Show,” always dreamed of following in her father’s footsteps. She began her career at a young age, encouraged by her mother, who fostered her creativity. Mayan made her television debut on “The George Lopez Show,” appearing in an episode alongside her father. Now, she uses her platform to address generational trauma and machismo within the Latino community, topics that are often considered taboo.

“Lopez vs Lopez” has struck a chord with viewers, offering a heartwarming and humorous take on family dysfunction and reconnection. The show has also provided an opportunity for Mayan and George to heal their relationship further, with Mayan noting that working on the show has led to personal growth and a deeper understanding of each other.

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In addition to the interview with George and Mayan Lopez, viewers will be treated to a performance by comedian Laurie Kilmartin, known for her appearances on Conan and The Late Late Show. Kilmartin has authored several books, including the New York Times bestseller “Sh*tty Mom: The Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us.” She is also a skilled writer, having worked on shows like The Bonnie Hunt Show and Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn.

Sherri airs on FOX at 10:00 am on Tuesday, April 16, 2024.

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