Fox Orders New Animated Series from Seth MacFarlane Called “Bordertown”


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It’s been over a decade since Family Guy first came onto the scene for FOX and since then — minus the brief cancellation — it’s been one of their flagship properties. Series creator Seth MacFarlane has been the studio’s $100 million home run hitter and at one point in time, the Sunday night Animation Domination block contained an hour and a half of MacFarlane related material.

But with The Cleveland Show now cancelled and American Dad moving to TBS in 2014, Family Guy is the only MacFarlane production on Sunday night for FOX — until today. According to TV Line, the studio has ordered Bordertown straight to series, which is a show executive produced by MacFarlane.

The Family Guy ties don’t end with MacFarlane as the show’s producer Mark Hentemann is the series creator on Bordertown. Here’s a quick synopsis of what the show is expected to be about:

Bud Buckwald, a married father of three and Border Patrol agent who feels threatened by the cultural changes that have transformed his neighborhood, and Ernesto Gonzales, an industrious Mexican immigrant/father of four who is proud to be making it in America.

It’s not yet known if the same animation team will be heading over to the project, but it’s likely that this will be the cases and that Bordertown may have the same look as Family Guy and it’s spin-off shows have had. The show is expected to premiere during the fall 2014-15 TV season.

Do you think the show will catch on, or will it be another so-so spinoff project from MacFarlane and his team? Sound off in the comments section below and let us know.

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