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Sunday November 10, 2013

Seth MacFarlane Develops Animated Comedy for Fox about Immigration & Life Near Mexican Border

Who knew living near the U.S.-Mexico border could be so funny? 

Who knew the Fox Network would air anything that’s less than negative, let alone humorous, about immigration and Mexican immigrants?

Funnyman Seth MacFarlane has not only found humor about border life but apparently there’s enough comedic material to create an entire animated series around it.

The creator of the ‘Family Guy’ and ‘Ted’ is developing a new animated comedy, ‘Bordertown’ that will air on the Fox Network next year.  The comedy will focus on two neighboring families living in a fictitious Southwest border town.  The show will highlight the daily lives of these families: one family is headed by Bud Buckwald a Border Patrol agent, the other family by Ernesto Gonzales, a Mexican immigrant and father of four.

The fact that a show that has immigration as one of its topics is airing on Fox should make for an interesting watch.  No one should be expecting political correctness, at all.  The Fox Network is where McFarlane’s adult animated sitcom ‘Family Guy’ has aired since 1998 with a two-year hiatus in between. 

MacFarlane started working on the ‘Bordertown’ series in 2009 along with ‘Family Guy’ producer Mark Hentemann.  Fox has committed to 13 episodes.

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