Back in July it was announced that FOX’s “American Dad” would be moving to TBS after 10 seasons on broadcast television beginning with the 2014-15 season. The animated series will produce 15 episodes for the “very funny” cable network. Today, FOX announced that it has picked up “Dad’s” possible replacement – “Bordertown,” a new animated series from “Dad” co-creator Seth MacFarlane that will take a satirical look at the cultural shifts occurring throughout America as it follows the daily lives of two neighbors: Bud Buckwald and Ernesto Gonzales. The announcement was made by Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.
“Borderwown” will be set in a fictitious Southwest desert town near the U.S.-Mexico border, the network said. Married and a father of three, Bud is a Border Patrol agent who feels threatened by the cultural changes that have transformed his neighborhood. Living next door to Bud is Ernesto, an industrious Mexican immigrant and father of four, who is proud to be making it in America. As Bud and Ernesto’s paths begin to cross, their families become bound by friendship, romance and conflict.
The animated comedy is expected to debut during the 2014-2015 season and has a 13-episode order from FOX.
“Bordertown” is created and written by Mark Hentemann (“Family Guy“). Hentemann and MacFarlane serve as executive producers. Alex Carter (“Family Guy”) and Dan Vebber (“American Dad,” “Futurama“) serve as co-executive producers. The series is produced by 20th Century Fox Television.