Fox has ordered a 13-episode run of Bordertown, a new animated series from Seth MacFarlane and Family Guy‘s Mark Hentemann.
Deadline has reported that the series will tell the daily lives of Bud Buckwald and Ernesto Gonzales, two neighbours that live in a fictitious desert town near the U.S.-Mexico border. “Bud, a married father of three, is a Border Patrol agent who feels threatened by the cultural changes that have transformed his neighborhood. Living next door is Ernesto, an industrious Mexican immigrant and father of four, who is proud to be making it in America.” Of course, their lives become intertwined.
With that synopsis, it’s fair to say that we’re to expect more racially charged jokes then ever. Their cross-hairs will be firmly placed on Southern and Mexican immigrant stereotypes, highlighting the controversial issue of illegal immigration in the United States.
Fox’s order arrives as MacFarlane’s presence on the network dwindles down to Family Guy. American Dad! is officially moving to TBS in 2014 and The Cleveland Show has been cancelled.
Bordertown is created and written by Hentemann, who will executive produce along with MacFarlane.
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