Mario Lopez Lands New Sitcom
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Another Dancing with the Stars former participant has landed a gig and he comes in the form of Mario Lopez. The Dancing with the Stars season three contestant will costar with Christina Milian, R&B singer, on CW’s comedy pilot entitled Eight Days a Week.

Eight Days a Week, which will air in September, features Lopez as a smooth New York executive named Peter and Milian as a beautiful career woman named Olivia, who takes an assistant’s job at an art gallery. Created by Marcie Ulin and Meredith Lavender, Eight Days a Week entails similar themes in movies like “The Devil Wears Prada" and the popular drama-comedy series Ugly Betty.

Lopez, a 33-year old native of San Diego, California, is an actor best known for his portrayal of A.C. Slater on Saved by the Bell. As an actor, he has appeared on numerous shows such as Pet Star, Pacific Blue, The Other Half, and Name your Adventure. After his participation on Dancing with the Stars, he has acquired acting gigs on programs like Def Jam: Icon, Mind of Mencia and George Lopez.

As for Milian, she is known as a Grammy Award-nominated pop singer, songwriter, record producer and dancer. Her acting credits include The Amanda Show, Charmed, Smart Guy, American Pie, A Bug’s Life, Be Cool, Veronica Mars and Man of the House.

Like Lopez, Milian has been invited to participate on Dancing with the Stars but has declined the chance to flaunt her dance expertise on the hit dance competition. While many would kill for an opportunity to be on Dancing with the Stars, the 25-year old singer-actress feels that it would be devious to participate in something she has an advantage on, having done numerous music videos and dance performances.

"I feel like I would be cheating if I did [the show] because, with the music videos and all the preparation [for them], I've done a lot of [dance] training," she said.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist


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