Mayan Lopez's TikTok Videos With Famous Dad George Got Her an NBC Sitcom

It took a pandemic to reconcile with her father, who is now also her TV costar


When we’re kids, our parents seem desperately uncool to us. But as we grow older, we start to see them as humans. And some of us even end up following in their footsteps, as is the case with Mayan Lopez and her dad, comedian George Lopez. 

The father and daughter star in the new NBC sitcom Lopez vs. Lopez, in which they keep their real names but play a down-on-his-luck businessman and a veterinarian, respectively, who are repairing their relationship after years of estrangement.

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This story first appeared in the Nov. 21, 2022, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.