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With a rare Latino comedy hit, George Lopez is giving his traumatic childhood a laugh track

Each Wednesday at 8:30 P.M. E.T. on ABC, a character named George Lopez learns a little about himself--that his long-lost father is alive, though his mother claimed he died after walking out on the family, that he has a half brother he's never known about.

Each Monday night, in a therapist's office somewhere in Los Angeles, a different George Lopez story unfolds. There, the real-life comedian who plays his eponymous alter ego also learns about himself a little at a time. He learns how to be part of a family--his idea of bonding with his 6-year-old daughter used to be...

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