Seth MacFarlane's 'Bordertown' Gets Fox Pickup, Will Likely Get On Your Nerves
Fox might label its Sunday night lineup "Animation Domination," but, at this point, they might as well rename it "Seth MacFarlane Domination." Because on Friday comes news that MacFarlane is getting another Fox series on top of American Dad!, The Cleveland Show, and the series that started it all, Family Guy.
But what can we expect to see from MacFarlane this time around? According to Deadline, the funnyman-turned-Oscar host is helming an animated series called Bordertown. And, yes, it's exactly what it sounds like:
Set in a fictitious desert town near the U.S.- Mexico border, the series centers on the intertwining daily lives of two neighbors: Bud Buckwald and Ernesto Gonzales. 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.
Translation: You're gonna see a whole lot of racist jokes, folks. (Hey, MacFarlane's Dads has already warmed us up this season.) But you're also going to see a lot less of MacFarlane on Fox. Though Bordertown is being introduced to the network, American Dad! is heading to cable country with a TBS pick-up, and The Cleveland Show already counted down its final hours. Not that MacFarlane likely cares. Not only does his once short-lived Family Guy continue to be a juggernaut, but the TV tycoon has Ted 2 on the horizon, ready to rake in the green at the box office. (Plus, Charlize Theron has been keeping the animator company, so we're guessing life for MacFarlane is better than [insert Family Guy-friendly pop culture reference here].)
Still, it's time to start to take bets now: Which animal will MacFarlane choose to deliver Bordertown's droll one-liners? (One hundred bucks on a meth-addled armadillo.)