Fox Greenlights Seth MacFarlane’s ‘Bordertown’


Family Guy’s Seth MacFarlane and Mark Hentemann’s animated comedy series Bordertown has been given the green light by Fox. The network has picked up 13 episodes of the show that will follow two families living in a fictitious Southwest desert town on the U.S. – Mexico border. Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment at Fox, made the official announcement.

Described as a satire, ‘Bordertown’ will shed light on the cultural shifts currently taking place throughout the country through the eyes of Bud, a Border Patrol agent and his neighbor Ernesto, a hardworking Mexican immigrant. Together the two will discover that they have a lot more in common than they thought when their families begin to intertwine. The series pick-up comes following the cancellation of ‘The Cleveland Show’ and ‘American Dad’s move to TBS.

The comedy was created and written by Hentemann of ‘Family Guy’ fame. Together Hentemann and Seth MacFarlane will serve as executive producers. Alex Carter, also of ‘Family Guy’ fame and Dan Vebber of ‘American Dad’ and ‘Futurama’ will serve as co-executive producers of the 20th Century Fox Television production. The comedy will hit the air during the 2014-2015 season.

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