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Fox Orders Seth MacFarlane Animated Comedy ‘Bordertown’

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

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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.