Ion Adds ‘George Lopez’ To Its Lineup

The sitcom from Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution begins Thursday, Sept. 29, at 1 p.m. ET/PT.

Ion Television expands its sitcom offerings with the acquisition George Lopez from Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.

As part of the content deal, Ion Television obtains the exclusive broadcast syndication rights to all five seasons of the series. Starring comedian George Lopez, the series will air on Ion Thursdays beginning Sept. 29 with a three-hour block from 1 to 4 p.m. ET/PT; on Fridays from 1 to 6 p.m.; and again on Sundays from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.

“Adding a high-quality, comedic series such as George Lopez to our lineup is another strategic step in expanding Ion’s schedule and provides us momentum as we head into the new television season,” said Brandon Burgess, CEO, Ion Media Networks. “We especially like this show for its crossover potential into daytime, which is an expansion focus for us going forward.”

The George Lopez deal comes on the heels of Ion’s recent acquisitions of other hit series including Leverage, Psych, Monk and House. The series also joins Ion Television’s primetime schedule of the popular off-net series Without a Trace, Criminal Minds, Ghost Whisperer and Ion’s first original police drama Flashpoint, premiering Oct. 18, with new originals.

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