Fox Announces Revival of “The Flinstones”, Seth MacFarlane At the Helm


Fox today announced that they will be reviving the beloved 60s cartoon, The Flinstones, with Family Guy and American Dad creator Seth MacFarlane at the helm! According to the announcement, MacFarlane is said to be giving a 21st century spin to the classic, even poking fun at the fact that the Flinstone’s runs fairly similar to Family Guy, American Dad, and The Cleveland Show, saying:

“Plus, I think America is finally ready for an animated sitcom about a fat, stupid guy with a wife who’s too good for him.”

The LA Times has a more detailed (but still pretty vague) look at where MacFarlane will be taking the series:

“The new animated series will feature MacFarlane’s modern-day take on the lives of the Flintstones and the Rubbles, two hard-working middle-class families living with contemporary conveniences in the dinosaur-era town of Bedrock.”

Fox has announced that the series is set to go into production this year and is slated to be aired some time in 2013.



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