Friday, November 8, 2013

FOX Picks Up New Animated Comedy 'Bordertown' from Executive Producer Seth MacFarlane

FOX has given a straight-to-series order to Bordertown, a new animated comedy created by Mark Hentemann and boasts Seth MacFarlane as an executive producer. The series will focus on two families living in a Southwest desert town on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Bordertown will take a satirical look at the cultural shifts occurring throughout America. Set in a fictitious desert town near the Mexico border, the series centers on the intertwining daily lives of two neighbors: Bud Buckwald and Ernesto Gonzales. Married and a father of three, Bud is a Border Patrol Agent who feels threatened by the cultural changes that have transformed his neighborhood. Living next door to Bud is Ernesto, an industrious Mexican immigrant and father of four, who is proud to be making it in America. As Bud and Ernesto's paths begin to cross, their families become bound by friendship, romance and conflict.

The animated comedy has been given an initial 13 episode order and will debut during the 2014-2015 season.

Alex Carter and Dan Vebber also serve as co-executive producers. The series is produced by 20th Century Fox Television.