Seth MacFarlane has been given the go ahead for a new animation series 'Bordertown' which will debut next year on Fox.
Fox has ordered a new animated series from Seth Macfarlane. The Family Guy creator will be working alongside Mark Hentemann on a new comedy series, Bordertown. The show will concern a fictitious town near- you guessed it -the US-Mexican border.
Seth MacFarlane's Bordertown will air on Fox in the 2014-2015 TV season.
MacFarlane, not known for shying away from controversial subjects, including the racist views held by some in the US regarding immigration, will focus on the relationship between a Border Patrol officer and an immigrant family next door as both adjust to the cultural changes around them. The show will satirise, according to TV Guide, 'America's cultural shifts through the evolving relationships between the two families.'
Bud Buckwald is the Border Patrol officer who lives in the fictional Texas town with his wife and three children. His neighbout is Ernesto Gonzales, a Mexican immigrant with four children.
Thirteen episodes of Bordertown have been ordered and are due to air during the 2014-2015 television season. As American Dad is moving to TBS next year, there will be room on Fox's Saturday night schedule for the upcoming series.
Seth MacFarlane is also responsible for creating Ted, the talking stoner teddy bear.
The show has been in development for several years and will add to MacFarlane's packed schedule of producing and voice-over. The 40-year-old already provides the voices for a number of animated characters including Peter Griffin, the focus of Family Guy, and Stan Smith, the CIA agent and patriarch of American Dad.
Hentemann was originally a story editor on Family Guy before becoming a member of the cast, voicing Peter Griffin's co-worker Opie. He currently holds an executive producer role on the show.
Others joining MacFarlane and Hentemann from Family Guy and American Dad include producers Alex Carter (Family Guy) and Dan Vebber (American Dad).
Seth MacFarlane will be working with Mark Hentemann, his fellow producer on Family Guy.