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david_zayas_a_p.jpgDexter star David Zayas isn't wasting any time finding his next gig.

The actor best known for playing Angel on Showtime's serial killer drama has joined the cast of FX's George Lopezcomedy Saint George, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The 10/90 comedy centers on the chaotic life of a recently divorced working-class Mexican-American who becomes a successful entrepreneur. Lopez is set to portray a man who struggles to balance his demanding ex-wife, his 11-year-old son, his overbearing mother who just moved in and his uncle as well as his new role as a philanthropist "giving back" by teaching history once a week at night school.

Zayas will recur as Junior, Tio's (Danny Trejo) son and George's cousin. Junior, like Tio, is a bit quirky and off-center. Both admire the other and take advantage of George's success and are always brainstorming ways to make money -- sometimes legally.

Saint George was co-created by Lopez, Matt Williams (Roseanne) and David McFadzean, with the trio set to co-write the first episode. The men, along with 3 Arts' Michael Rotenberg (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Dete Meserve and Judd Payne will serve as executive producers on the project, which begins production this month. Lionsgate TV is set to produce in association with Wind Dancer Films, Travieso Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment.

In addition to Dexter, which wraps its run on Sunday, Zayas most recently guest starred on Fox's The Following. Repped by ATA and Schreck Rose, his credits include Grimm andPerson of Interest.


Danny20Trejo_a_p.jpgDanny Trejo is heading back to FX.

The actor, who has recurred on the cable network's Sons of Anarchy, has booked a series-regular role on Saint George,The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

George Lopez's 10/90 comedy centers on the chaotic life of a recently divorced working-class Mexican-American who becomes a successful entrepreneur. Lopez is set to portray a man who struggles to balance his demanding ex-wife, his 11-year-old son, his overbearing mother who just moved in and his uncle as well as his new role as a philanthropist "giving back" by teaching history once a week at a night school.

Trejo will play Lopez's uncle Tio, a part-time construction worker who stops by the house to drink George's beer. He is extremely competitive -- in his mind, he can outrun, -jump or -drink anyone, especially George. Tio lives life to the fullest. In many ways, Tio is like a savant or Shakespeare's fool -- despite a convoluted thought process and many quirks, Tio speaks the truth and holds a mirror up to George.

In addition to Sons of Anarchy, where he has played Romeo Padera, Trejo's credits include episodes of Breaking Bad and the features Machete Kills, Grindhouse and From Dusk Till Dawn. He's repped by Gloria Hinojosa at AEF. The casting reunites Trejo with Lopez and comes after he guest-starred on a 2005 episode of the actor's self-titled comedy.

Roseanne creator Matt Williams will serve as showrunner on the multicamera comedy, which, if successful in its first 10 episodes, will earn a 90-episode pickup similar FX's Anger Management.

Saint George was co-created by Lopez, Williams and David McFadzean, with the trio set to co-write the first episode. The men, along with 3 Arts' Michael Rotenberg (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Dete Meserve and Judd Payne will serve as executive producers on the project, which is set to begin production in August. Lionsgate TV is set to produce in association with Wind Dancer Films, Travieso Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment.


kid__130731175821.pnglyon__130731175800.pngJenn Lyon (Justified) and Kaden Gibson (Review With Forrest MacNeil) are set to co-star opposite George Lopez in Saint George,FX‘s upcoming 10-90 sitcom from Lionsgate TV and Debmar-Mercury. Created and co-written by Matt Williams, David McFadzean and Lopez, Saint George revolves around the chaotic life of a recently divorced working-class Mexican-American turned successful entrepreneur (Lopez) who struggles to balance his demanding ex-wife (Lyon), his 11-year-old son (Gibson), his overbearing mother (Adriana Barraza) who just moved in, and his uncle (Danny Trejo), as well as his new role teaching history once a week at a night school. Lyon is repped by Patty Woo Management, SDB Partners and TalentWorks. Gibson, who landed the role after an extensive search of seeing over 300 kids, is with Greene & Associates and SR Talent Management.