Fox Orders Seth MacFarlane Animated Comedy ‘Bordertown’

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Series created by 'Family Guy' scribe Mark Hentemann set to premiere next season

Fox has given a 13-episode order to an animated comedy, “Bordertown,” from Seth MacFarlane and “Family Guy” scribe Mark Hentemann.

Skein revolves around two families living in a small town along the U.S.-Mexico border — one headed by a border patrol agent, the other by an industrious Mexican immigrant. It’s targeted to premiere next season.

Hentemann and MacFarlane will exec producer for 20th Century Fox TV. Fellow “Family Guy” scribes Alex Carter and Dan Vebber are co-exec producers.

“Bordertown” is the first new animated skein from the MacFarlane shop since “Family Guy” spinoff “The Cleveland Show” premiered in 2009. The budding mogul has fielded a live-action comedy this season, “Dads,” that recently earned a full-season pickup.

News of “Bordertown” order was first reported by TV Guide Magazine.

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  1. Acea says:

    Where do I even begin. Bordertown has a couple of semi funny bits but not funny enough to pass the heaping loads of lies and stereotypes through the political BS detector. Why is this show on Fox of all places.

  2. kim heinzelman says:

    If Seth Mcfarlane is involved, it’s going to definitely be smart and funny. Win for all of us!

    • Martin Green says:

      If Seth McFarlane is involved, it’s going to definitely be a pro-amnesty circle-jerk. Win for all illegal border jumpers!

      • Frank Riley says:

        You can say that again! Elitists like MacFarlane never get tired of advocating national policy that crushes the middle class. Bland rip-off artists like him won’t be happy until we are a nation of serfs.

  3. Mr. Ted Schilling says:

    Perhaps they should wait until MacFarlane actually makes an animated comedy before giving him another one.

  4. Eli Pacheco says:

    I guess i should try watching this thing then. Wish he’d brought Megan Mullally with him.

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