Lopez vs. Lopez season 3 is coming to NBC this fall: Here's everything we know so far!

It took a little longer than we'd like, but NBC eventually confirmed the renewal of Lopez vs. Lopez. Here's what we know about the return of the series so far.
LOPEZ VS. LOPEZ -- "Pilot" Episode 101 -- Pictured: (l-r) George Lopez as George, Mayan Lopez as Mayan -- (Photo by: Casey Durkin/NBC)
LOPEZ VS. LOPEZ -- "Pilot" Episode 101 -- Pictured: (l-r) George Lopez as George, Mayan Lopez as Mayan -- (Photo by: Casey Durkin/NBC) /

There is no doubt that there was some concern about the future of Lopez vs. Lopez. The good news came on May 7, 2024. Season 3 is officially happening.

This was a late renewal, even for this off-kilter season. NBC had confirmed the renewal of most other shows well before this. We had feared that it would be light in the comedy, a little like ABC has become. The good news is fans have another season of Lopez fun to looking forward to.

Lopez vs. Lopez season 3 will return in the fall on a new night

Just after the renewal, NBC announced the fall schedule, and it was great news. Lopez vs. Lopez season 3 will premiere in fall 2024. There isn’t a confirmed premiere date at the time of writing this, but it won’t be long now before NBC starts releasing dates.

The show is on the move, though. It will move to Friday nights for the 2024–2025 season. Episodes will air at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.

Don’t worry too much about the night change just yet. Fridays aren’t quite the death night they used to be. You can ask Bones, Supernatural, Blue Bloods, and SWAT all about that! This is a series that performs very well in delayed ratings on Peacock, and a weekend release should help with that.

Lopez vs. Lopez expected episode count

NBC hasn’t released the official episode counts for any shows. The second season was certainly much shorter than we’d like, but don’t worry too much about that this time. With a fall start, we’re certainly expecting a full season order.

A lot of shows are predicted to be between 18 and 22 episodes. While 22 episodes is the considered full season for fans, anything from 16 episodes can be considered a full season for TV now. It all comes down to the cost of production. A comedy costs less to create, so we could see the full 22-episode season.

Expected cast

We will see George Lopez return as his titular character. We’ll also see Mayan Lopez return as George’s daughter—she is his off-screen and on-screen daughter. Father and daughter chose to work on this series together. They wanted to bring a fictionalized story of their lives.

We should also see:

  • Selenis Leyva as Rosie, Mayan’s mom and George’s ex-wife
  • Matt Shively as Quinten, Mayan’s boyfriend
  • Brice Gonzalez as Chance, Mayan and Quinten’s son
  • Al Madrigal as Oscar Rivera, George’s best friend and weed dealer

What to expect in season 3

The second season ended with George realizing that he needed to live a sober life if he wants to fully reconnect with his family. That is sure to be the starting point for the third season, as we see how this decision affects everyone around him.

What will be interesting is how this affects George’s relationship with Oscar. We can see some positive steps with the rest of the family, but Oscar has always been George’s weed dealer. Are they friends just because of that? Could they need to find something else that they have in common?

The discussion of alcoholism has been a big one in Lopez vs. Lopez so far. George shared about how he wrote the series based on his own life, and how it turned from alcohol being abused to him abusing alcohol.

"So many things in my career have come from real life. came from a place where alcohol was abused, and then I abused it — but I also abused it around people who didn’t abuse it, and then that’s when it became a bigger and more concerning issue."

This topic was something many people told him that he couldn’t do, according to TVLine. Well, he’s proved them wrong with the success of this sitcom. Storytelling done right is always going to win.

"People say, ‘Hey, man, it’s TV, it’s comedy,’ but [TV episodes] last forever,” Lopez noted, alluding to similar storylines on shows such as Family Ties (where a young Tom Hanks played Alex’s alcoholic uncle). “People say, ‘Oh, you wouldn’t be able to do that today,’ but you can if you want to. If you never push the button, how do you know the button works? If it’s done well, you can get away with it. Or you can not do it and not get away with it."

Lopez vs. Lopez returns this fall on NBC. Stay tuned to Hidden Remote for more news and coverage!