Seth MacFarlane Developing New Animated Series Tackling Immigration

The show will debut next year on Fox

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Seth MacFarlane attends the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences' 4th annual Governors Awards on Dec, 1, 2012, in Hollywood, Calif.

Good news, Family Guy fans: Seth MacFarlane has landed a new animated show which will debut next year on Fox, the Hollywood Reporter reports.

The comedy, Bordertown, takes place in a fictional Texas town and documents the life of border patrol agent Bud Buckwald. We can expect the show to tackle the topic of immigration head-on, as another central character is Buckwald’s next-door neighbor Ernesto Gonzales, a Mexican immigrant.

Family Guy producer Mark Hentemann created and wrote the series, and will serve as an executive producer alongside MacFarlane. If we know anything about Seth MacFarlane’s projects, it’s this: expect plenty of irreverent humor, and don’t expect even a drop of racial sensitivity. In the meantime, let’s just hope it’s at least marginally better than MacFarlane’s infamously terrible Dads.

[The Hollywood Reporter]

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timeserf

I wonder exactly when Fox just waved the white flag regarding MacFarlane. He never had the genius of Norman Lear and other television greats to whom he pays homage, but even his writers are admitting that he is well past his prime. I still dread his "Flintsones" remake that will likely have Mr. Slate perving on Bam Bam.