TVWise continues our Upfronts coverage with a first look at Fox’s new animated series Bordertown.
From Mark Hentemann and Seth MacFarlane, Bordertown, is a new animated comedy about two families living in a Southwest desert town on the U.S. – Mexico border and centers on two clans: the Buckwalds and the Gonzalezes. Bud Buckwald (Hank Azaria) is a married father of three and a Border Patrol agent who is just a tad behind the times and feels slightly threatened by the cultural changes transforming his neighborhood. He lives next door to Ernesto Gonzalez (Nicholas Gonzalez), an ambitious family man, who has been in the country less than 10 years, but is already doing better than Bud – which, it turns out, is a bit of an issue for Bud. Bud is married to Janice Buckwald (Alex Borstein), both the wisest and most oblivious member of the family.
The Buckwald kids include Becky (Alex Borstein), a socially awkward, big-boned geek; Sanford (Judah Friedlander), a loser who thinks he’s a player; and Gert (Missi Pyle), a beauty pageant-obsessed five-year-old with a pet pig. Meanwhile, living the American Dream next door are the Gonzalezes, including Maria (Stephanie Escajeda), Ernesto’s no-nonsense wife; their son, Ruiz RUIZ (Efren Ramirez); and their 21-year-old nephew, J.C. (Nicholas Gonzalez), a graduate student who is engaged to Becky and frequently butts heads with Bud. As Bud and Ernesto’s paths begin to cross, their two families soon become bound by romance, conflict and, perhaps most importantly, friendship – a word that means the same, no matter what side of the border you’re from.
Check out the trailer below: