Fourth animated series by Seth MacFarlane to debut next year

  • TV
  • Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013

Bordertown portrays relations between a US border patrol agent and his Mexican immigrant neighbour.

THE creator of Family Guy, The Cleveland Show and American Dad! is developing his fourth animated series, slated to air on Fox from fall 2014.

In Bordertown, Seth MacFarlane will focus on everyday life in a sleepy desert town just north of the Mexican border.

MacFarlane’s controversial humour will focus on Bud Buckwald, a US Border Patrol agent and father of three, and his neighbour Ernesto Gonzales, a Mexican immigrant and father of four. As Buckwald begins to feel threatened by the cultural changes taking place around him, the two families develop a complicated relationship built on friendship, romance and (mainly) conflict.

Bordertown will likely join Fox’s Sunday evening animated comedy line-up, which already includes MacFarlane’s first series, Family Guy, aired since 1999, alongside The Simpsons.

Fox dropped The Cleveland Show and American Dad! this year. The latter show – which has aired on Fox since 2005 – was picked up by TBS, and its 11th season will debut on the US cable channel in July 2014. MacFarlane’s other TV creation, the live-action sitcom Dads, premiered on Fox in September. – AFP Relaxnews

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