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Fox Orders New Seth MacFarlane Series, 'Bordertown'

‘Bordertown’ joins ‘Family Guy’ at the network as ‘American Dad’ prepares to move to TBS next season.

 Fox announced Friday, November 8, that it has ordered to series Bordertown, a new animated comedy from Seth MacFarlane, the creator of Family Guy, according to a report by The Hollywood Reporter.

Bordertown hails from MacFarlane and Family Guy producer Mark Hentemann and will debut during the 2014-15 season. The comedy takes place in a fictional desert town in Texas and centers on Bud Buckwald -- a married father of three who serves as a border patrol agent who isn't adjusting well to the cultural changes around him. It takes a satirical look at America's cultural shifts through the evolving relationships between Bud's family and that of his next-door neighbor Ernesto Gonzales, a Mexican immigrant and father of four.

Hentemann created and penned the story and will exec produce alongside MacFarlane. Family Guy's Alex Carter and Dan Vebber (American Dad, Futurama) are also aboard the 20th Century Fox Television comedy as co-EPs. The series has been in development at the network since 2009, when Fox ultimately picked up Bob's Burgers to series.

Fox will also reportedly debut the 13-episode MacFarlane-produced Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey documentary series next year.

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.