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George Lopez to Produce Sitcom for ABC

Touchstone Television has closed deals with George Lopez and actresses Lisa, Christina and Tanya Vidal for a comedy project for ABC to star the three sisters and to be executive produced by Lopez.

Writer Laura Kightlinger (NBC's "Will & Grace") has come on board to pen the sitcom. Based on the Vidal sisters' life, it centers on an interracial family of three adult sisters and their relatives.

Kightlinger also will executive produce with Lopez. Lopez's wife Ann, who was involved in the project's conception, will serve as producer.

The deal has been in the works for several months. Dan Reo originally was expected to write and executive produce the show (HR 10/5). The "My Wife & Kids" co-creator has since taken on another comedy project, teaming with "Law & Order" chief Dick Wolf for a legal comedy set up at NBC.

Lisa Vidal and George Lopez met on the set of the 2004 Christmas TV movie "Naughty or Nice," in which they played husband and wife. After hearing stories about Vidal's life and relationship with her sisters, Lopez, star of his self-titled sitcom on ABC, and his wife suggested the three sisters get a show of their own.

Lisa Vidal, who is doing a multiepisode arc on ABC's "Boston Legal," recently wrapped the indie "Shut In." Her credits also include "ER," "The Division" and "Third Watch" and the feature "Chasing Papi."

Christina Vidal, whose credits include "Freaky Friday" and ABC's series "10-8: Officers on Duty," recently wrapped Lionsgate's horror movie "See No Evil."

Tanya Vidal had a recurring role on "The Division."

On the big screen, George Lopez was most recently seen in "The Adventures of Sharkboy & Lavagirl in 3-D."

Lopez and the Vidal sisters are repped by Paradigm.

Lisa and Christina Vidal are managed by Bob McGowan of McGowan Management.

Nellie Andreeva writes for The Hollywood Reporter.

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