Fox orders new Seth MacFarlane animated comedy, Bordertown

News Louisa Mellor
11 Nov 2013 - 07:26

Seth MacFarlane is extending his animated comedy TV empire across the US/Mexico border...

In what certainly won't be a probing and sensitive look at the economic, cultural and racial tensions between the US and Mexico, Seth MacFarlane (he of Family GuyAmerican DadTed, and 'making everybody nostalgic for the days when James Franco presented the Oscars' fame) has a new show.

Called Bordertown, the animated comedy from MacFarlane and Family Guy's Mark Hentemann will air on Fox in the 2014-15 season, and tell the stories of the Buckwald and Gonzalez families, both living in a fictional southwestern town on the US/Mexico border. Bud Buckwald is a border patrol agent "threatened by cultural change", while Ernesto Gonzalez is an unspecifically employed "industrious Mexican immigrant". 

The press release promises that Bordertown will take "a satirical look at the cultural shifts occurring throughout America". We, er, can't foresee any problems with that. 


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