FOX has picked up a new animated sitcom, Bordertown, from Seth MacFarlane and Family Guy writer Mark Hentemann. The network has ordered 13 episodes and they will debut next season.
MacFarlane’s The Cleveland Show was dropped in May and American Dad! is moving to TBS next fall. Family Guy is the network’s only animated series that hasn’t been renewed for 2014-15 but it’s hard to imagine that it won’t be.
Bordertown is set in a fictitious desert town near the Mexico border, It revolves around 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.
What do you think? Does this new show sound like a hit? A candidate for quick cancellation?