Live-Action Breaks Into Fox Sunday Lineup

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Fox’s primetime schedule for the 2014-2015 season brings some changes to the network’s long-established Sunday-night animation line up with the addition of two live-action comedies.

The network announced that its returning cop comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine and the new comedy series Mulaney will join its Sunday night lineup starting in the fall.

Here’s what the net’s lineup looks like:

  • 7-7:30 p.m. NFL ON FOX
  • 7:30-8 p.m. THE OT / BOB’S BURGERS
  • 8-8:30 p.m. THE SIMPSONS
  • 8:30-9 p.m. BROOKLYN NINE-NINE
  • 9-9:30 p.m. FAMILY GUY
  • 9:30-10 p.m. MULANEY (new)

The network also has slated its new animated comedy Bordertown to begin airing sometime in 2015. The series, created by Family Guy veteran Mark Hentemann and executive produced by Seth MacFarlane, is described as follows:

BORDERTOWN (working title) is a new animated comedy about two families living in a Southwest desert town on the U.S.-Mexico border that takes a satirical look at the cultural shifts occurring in America, where the U.S. Census forecasts that by 2017, Caucasians will be a minority. Set against this increasingly diverse backdrop, the series explores family, politics and everything in between with a cross-cultural wink. Bordertown centers on two clans: the Buckwalds and the Gonzalezes. Bud Buckwald 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, Sleepy Hollow), an ambitious immigrant and 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 the less-industrious native. Bud is married to Janice Buckwald (Alex Borstein, Family Guy), both the wisest and most oblivious member of the family. The Buckwald kids include Becky (Borstein) a socially awkward, big-boned geek; Sanford (Judah Friedlander, 30 Rock), a loser who thinks he’s a player; and Gert (Missi Pyle, The Exes, Galaxy Quest), a beauty pageant-obsessed 5-year-old with a pet pig. Meanwhile, living the American Dream next door are the Gonzalezes, including Maria, Ernesto’s wife; their son, Ruiz (Efren Ramirez, Napoleon Dynamite); and their 21-year-old nephew, J.C. (Nicholas Gonzalez), a recent college graduate. 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. Bordertown is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. The series is created and written by Mark Hentemann. Hentemann and Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy) are executive producers. Alex Carter (Family Guy) and Dan Vebber (American Dad, Futurama) are co-executive producers. Lalo Alcaraz (La Cucaracha) and Gustavo Arellano (¡Ask a Mexican!) are consulting producers. Valentina L. Garza (The Simpsons) is a supervising producer.

PRODUCTION COMPANIES: 20th Century Fox Television
CREATOR/WRITER: Mark Hentemann
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Seth MacFarlane, Mark Hentemann
CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Alex Carter, Dan Vebber
SUPERVISING PRODUCER: Valentina L. Garza
CAST: Alex Borstein as Janice Buckwald, Missi Pyle as Gert Buckwald, Judah Friedlander as Sanford Buckwald, Nicholas Gonzalez as Ernesto Gonzalez and J.C., Efren Ramirez as Ruiz

Bordertown

Bordertown

  • Guest

    It looks as if the 3-South team has gotten back together.