Seth MacFarlane: Is His New ‘Bordertown’ Show Too Racist?

Seth MacFarlane, the creator of Family Guy, and collaborator Mark Hentemann, are trying their hand once again at a new comedy for Fox. MacFarlane managed to persuade the powers-that-be at Fox to air a 13-episode show called Bordertown.

The story is set in a made up desert town on the U.S.- Mexico border and focuses on the daily happenings of of neighbors Bud Buckwald and Ernesto Gonzalez. Bud is your average American working father of three who works as a Border Patrol Agent.

He feels threatened by the increasing amount of Mexicans in his town as the dynamic between him and Gonzalez shows. MacFarlane is not best known for his racial sensitivity making the new show a controversial choice for the programmers at Fox.

In fact Seth MacFarlane’s new show, Dads, which ran on Fox for a full season was questioned by many for being not just borderline racist but openly so. The new show, Bordertown, also promises to offer much of the same as it skirts around heavily racial issues, just like immigration.

Are you a big Family Guy fan? What did you think of Dads – if you saw it – and are you looking forward to Seth MacFarlane’s latest attempt at controversial racist under-toned comedy?

After all, aren’t there enough problems in America, what with the current immigration issues and financial climate? Do TV viewers need to be bombarded by more messages adding to the issues mentioned above?

Let us know what you think about Seth MacFarlane‘s humor in the comments feed below. There’s no denying that Family Guy was hysterical, but what about the shows that followed?