Seth MacFarlane's Animated Series 'Bordertown' Takes On Immigration

Monday, 11 Nov 2013 12:08 PM

By Michael Mullins

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Seth MacFarlane, the creator of "Family Guy" and "American Dad," is set to launch a third animated series next year on Fox titled "Bordertown," which as the show's name suggests will tackle immigration.

The animated comedy will be set in a fictional desert border town in Texas. The show will center on the character of Bud Buckwald, a border agent and father of three who is having a tough time adjusting to the demographic and cultural shift of his neighborhood and country, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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Added into the mix is Buckwald's neighbor, a Mexican immigrant named Ernesto Gonzales, who has four children.


"Family Guy" Executive Producer Mark Hentemann will serve as executive producer alongside MacFarlane on the new animated series, which will debut in the 2014-15 season, the Hollywood Reporter noted.

In addition to "Family Guy" and "American Dad," the latter of which will be coming to an end on Fox in 2014 after ten seasons, MacFarlane also has his politically incorrect sitcom "Dads," which Fox has renewed for another year despite it getting bad reviews, and a 13-episode docuseries airing next year titled "Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey."

MacFarlane's somewhat short-lived "The Cleveland Show," which is based around the only recurring black character on the "Family Guy" series – Cleveland Brown, and his family, was canceled this year after four seasons.

MacFarlane, who has an estimated net worth of $55 million according to Forbes magazine, made headlines earlier in the year when he hosted the Oscars where his controversial humor angered some people who categorized many of his jokes as being sexist, homophobic, and anti-Semitic.

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Shortly after this year's Academy Awards ceremony, MacFarlane tweeted out that he would not be hosting the show again.

In his place Ellen DeGeneres, the comic turned daytime television host, will hosting the Oscars in 2014. It will be her second time as host, having first hosted the show back in 2007.

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