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Gabriel Iglesias came to Netflix in a new way in 2019 as the star of his own scripted sitcom, called Mr. Iglesias. The second season of the series debuted on the streaming service in June, bringing the total episode count up to 16. The comedian and actor weighed in on what it was like working on his show as well as one thing he was "begging" for during the production process.
Speaking with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution about Mr. Iglesias, Gabriel Iglesias said:
I rarely had a bad day. I had my moods if the snacks ran short but for the most part, I enjoyed it. I was begging the writers to give me one scene off per episode.
Unsurprisingly, Gabriel Iglesias appears in a lot of each episode of Mr. Iglesias, and his character can be pretty chatty. Apparently, even though most of his days were good (as long as the snacks didn't run out), Iglesias wanted a scene off each episode. Considering episodes of Mr. Igelsias run for around 30 minutes each, a scene off could provide a nice break for the star.
In Mr. Iglesias, Gabriel Iglesias plays Gabe Iglesias, a high school history teacher. It's a feel-good show with warm comedy rather than anything too biting, which isn't too surprising. Iglesias' brand of comedy tends to be goofy in the best way, although that doesn't mean Mr. Iglesias is childish. It is rated TV-14 for language on Netflix.
Gabriel Iglesias isn't the only familiar TV face in the Mr. Iglesias cast, so the show doesn't suffer if he doesn't appear in every single scene. He shares the screen with Sherri Shepherd of 30 Rock and The View as well as The Masked Singer, Oscar Nunez of The Office fame, Jacob Vargas of Sons of Anarchy and Luke Cage, Maggie Geha of Gotham as the second Poison Ivy, Coy Stewart of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and more.
Although Netflix generally doesn't share viewership data, Gabriel Iglesias may have had a Netflix following before Mr. Iglesias even launched its first season back in June 2019. He already had two stand-up specials on the streamer. Gabriel Iglesias: I'm Sorry For What I Said When I Was Hungry hit Netflix in 2016, and Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias: One Show Fits All debuted early in 2019.
Mr. Iglesias hasn't been officially renewed for Season 3 just yet, but it also hasn't been cancelled, and Netflix has been known to make premature cancellations. TV productions across the industry aren't back in full swing just yet, so another season might be a long way off, if it does get renewed. For now, Netflix subscribers can find both seasons and all 16 episodes of Mr. Iglesias streaming.