By Sharon Waxman
FOX Television has picked up 13 episodes of "Bordertown," a new animated comedy from Seth MacFarlane and Mark Hentemann, the executive producers of "Family Guy," Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company, announced on Friday.
The comedy series is about two families living in a Southwest desert town on the US-Mexico border. It will debut during the 2014-2015 season.
According to FOX, the show "will take a satirical look at the cultural shifts occurring throughout America. Set in a fictitious desert town near the 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."
"Bordertown" is created and written by Mark Hentemann ("Family Guy"). Hentemann and MacFarlane ("Family Guy") serve as executive producers. Alex Carter ("Family Guy") and Dan Vebber ("American Dad," "Futurama") serve as co-executive producers. The series is produced by 20th Century Fox Television.
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