Seth MacFarlane Lands New Animated Comedy On Fox

Seth MacFarlane has landed yet another animated comedy series on Fox.

The network announced Friday that it has ordered the Family Guy creator’s new comedy, Bordertown, to series. It will premiere during the 2014-2015 season.

Bordertown takes place in a fictional desert town in Texas and focuses on Bud Buckwald, a married father of three who works as a border patrol agent, but has trouble adjusting to the cultural changes around him.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series takes a satirical look at cultural shifts in America by exploring the evolving relationship between Bud’s family and that of his next-door neighbor Ernesto Gonzales, a Mexican immigrant and father of four.

Bordertown has been in development since 2009, when Fox picked up Bob’s Burgers to series. Created by Loren Bouchard, Bob’s Burgers premiered January 9, 2011 to 9.38 million viewers, making it the highest-rated premiere of the season. Fox renewed the series for a fifth season on September 26.

Bordertown marks Seth MacFarlane’s fourth animated series for Fox, and his fifth in general. In addition to Family Guy, MacFarlane’s American Dad and TheCleveland Show have also been broadcast on the network, but both have since been canceled. American Dad will finish its 10th season on Fox in early 2014 before heading to TBS for a 15-episode 11th season in July.


Fox ordered a full season of MacFarlane’s live-action comedy, Dads, last month. Despite some negative reviews and claims of racism, the series managed to avoid cancellation.

“Fox has been looking to break into the multi-camera format for some time,” Fox Entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly said. “We’re looking forward to seeing where the fantastic cast and the creative minds of Seth, Alec [Sulkin], Mike [Scully], and Wellesley [Wild] take us the rest of the season.”

Dads stars Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi as two successful video game designers whose lives are turned upside down when their fathers (Peter Riegert and Martin Mull) unexpectedly move in with them. The pilot episode drew 5.76 million viewers with a 2.2 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic.

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