Bordertown (2016 TV series)

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Bordertown
Seth MarFarlane's "Bordertown".jpg
Original prototype of the Gonzalezes (left) and the Buckwalds, the show's main cast [1]
Genre Animation
Animated sitcom
Created by Mark Hentemann
Voices of Hank Azaria
Alex Borstein
Missi Pyle
Judah Friedlander
Nicholas Gonzalez
Jacqueline Pinol
Efren Ramirez
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Production
Executive producer(s) Mark Hentemann
Seth MacFarlane
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Banana Zoo Productions
Fuzzy Door Productions
Bento Box Entertainment
20th Century Fox Television
Distributor 20th Television
Release
Original channel Fox
First shown in January 2016[2]
Chronology
Related shows 3 South

Bordertown is an upcoming American adult animated sitcom created by Family Guy writer Mark Hentemann and executive-produced by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane. The series will air on Fox. Bordertown will follow two families living in a Southwest desert town on the United States–Mexico border. A 13-episode first season will premiere in January 2016.[2] Bordertown will take the place of MacFarlane's other animated series American Dad! (which moved to TBS) on Fox's "Sunday Funday" line-up.[3]

Plot[edit]

Bordertown takes place in the fictitious state of Mexifornia.[4] The two main characters are Bud Buckwald and Ernesto Gonzalez. Bud is a border agent living with his wife, Janice Buckwald, and their three children, Becky, Sanford, and Gert. Living next door to him is Ernesto Gonzalez, an ambitious immigrant and family man, who has been in the country less than 10 years and is happy to be with his family in the United States.[5]

Voice cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Producers[edit]

Seth MacFarlane and Mark Hentemann were announced as executive producers. Shortly afterwards, Alex Carter and Dan Vebber were announced as co-executive producers.[10] Lalo Alcaraz and Gustavo Arellano are consulting producers, and Valentina L. Garza is a supervising producer.

Writing[edit]

There are a "dozen writers or so" for the first season of Bordertown.[11] On November 13, 2013, Lalo Alcaraz was announced as one of the writers.[11]

Broadcast[edit]

The series was picked up by ITV2 in the UK on March 23, 2015, to premiere in the Fall.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [full citation needed] "Seth MacFarlane-Produced Animated Culture Clash Bordertown Debuts Stills". CINEMABLEND. 
  2. ^ a b https://mobile.twitter.com/laloalcaraz/status/598130786282414080?p=v
  3. ^ "Exclusive: Fox Gives 13-Episode Order to Animated Series Bordertown – Today's News: Our Take". TVGuide.com. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bento Box Entertainment". Bento Box Entertainment. Retrieved 20 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Fox Orders Seth MacFarlane Animated Series 'Bordertown'". Screenrant.com. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  6. ^ "'Simpsons' Vet Hank Azaria to Voice Fox's 'Bordertown'". TheWrap. Retrieved 2014-07-20. 
  7. ^ a b c d e "BORDERTOWN" (PDF). Fox. 2013-11-11. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  8. ^ "Instagram". Instagram. Retrieved 2014-07-20. 
  9. ^ "Twitter / JacquiPinol: Loving this gig! #Bordertown". Twitter.com. 2014-07-02. Retrieved 2014-07-20. 
  10. ^ Amidi, Amid (2013-11-11). "Fox Picks Up Seth MacFarlane-Produced Series “Bordertown”". Cartoon Brew. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  11. ^ a b Cavna, Michael (2013-11-14). "‘BORDERTOWN’: Lalo Alcaraz on joining Seth MacFarlane’s new Fox immigration comedy". The Washington Post. 
  12. ^ Munn, Patrick (March 23, 2015). "ITV2 Agrees Fox Deal For Seth MacFarlane's Animated Series; Takes Exclusive Rights to 'Family Guy' & 'Bordertown'". tvwise.co.uk. Retrieved March 23, 2015.