‘Lopez vs. Lopez’ Moving to a New Night — Here’s Why It’s a Good Idea

Lead Photo: LOPEZ VS. LOPEZ -- "Pilot" Episode 101 -- Pictured: George Lopez as George -- (Photo by: Casey Durkin/NBC)
LOPEZ VS. LOPEZ -- "Pilot" Episode 101 -- Pictured: George Lopez as George -- (Photo by: Casey Durkin/NBC)
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Starting April 25, the NBC sitcom Lopez vs. Lopez will move from Friday nights to Tuesday nights for the final three episodes of its first season.

“BIG NEWS!” George Lopez wrote on social media. “Starting April 25, Lopez vs. Lopez will be moving to Tuesday nights at 8:30PM [ET] before Night Court for our last episodes! Thank you all for watching and loving our show! See Latinos show up for shows about us for us. Family is family and so glad you love to watch ours.”

According to NBC, the new timeslot will “benefit” Lopez vs. Lopez because of the Night Court lead-in. Sounds like a smart strategy to us, especially because more eyes on the show means a higher chance of a second-season renewal. Statistics from NBC put Lopez vs. Lopez at an average of 0.83 in the 18-49 demographic, which is up nearly 200 percent from live and same-day viewing.

Stats also show that the Lopez vs. Lopez pilot, which premiered last November, is up to a 2.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic and nearly 10 million viewers across all platforms. The series is currently the No. 2 NBC comedy launch on Peacock.

If you’re jumping on board late and have missed the first 18 episodes, you can always spend a free weekend binging. The series was described at the start of the season as “a working-class family comedy about dysfunction, reconnection, and all the pain and joy in between.”

A month after the show premiered, NBC ordered an additional nine episodes to bring the total number to 22 for the first season. One of the highlights of the debut season has been the sixth episode, “Lopez vs Christmas,” where George Lopez reunites with actors Constance Marie, Valente Rodriguez, Luis Armand Garcia, and Belita Moreno from his first sitcom, George Lopez.

Other special guests during the first season have included Oscar winner Rita Moreno (West Side Story), Harvey Guillén (What We Do in the Shadows), Cheech Marin (The Long Game), Chelsea Rendon (Vida), Jessica Marie Garcia (On My Block), and many more.