Modern Stone-Age Family Returns to Television in
New Animated Series from Seth MacFarlane,
20th Century Fox Television and Warner Bros. Television
Yabba dabba doo! FOX has picked up THE FLINTSTONES, a 21st century
version of the classic animated comedy from executive producer Seth
MacFarlane. In a cross-studio collaboration, THE FLINTSTONES will be
produced jointly by 20th Century Fox Television and Warner Bros.
Television. Warner Bros. is home to THE FLINTSTONES via its ownership
of the Hanna-Barbera collection of animated titles. Dan Palladino
93Gilmore Girls and Kara Vallow (Family Guy) will also serve as
executive producers. THE FLINTSTONES will begin production in fall
2011 and will be set in stone on the FOX schedule in 2013.
The very first cartoon character I drew at age two was Fred
Flintstone, said MacFarlane. So its appropriate that events have
come full circle, allowing me to produce the newest incarnation of
this great franchise. Plus, I think America is finally ready for an
animated sitcom about a fat, stupid guy with a wife whos too good for
The Flintstones are among the funniest and most beloved characters in
television history, and we can’t wait to introduce them to a whole new
generation on FOX, said Kevin Reilly, President of Entertainment, Fox
Broadcasting Company. FOX has long been home to iconic families like
the Simpsons and the Griffins, so I have no doubt that the Flintstones
and the Rubbles are going to fit right in on our air.
The (pre)historic return of THE FLINTSTONES 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. The series centers
on hard-headed patriarch FRED FLINTSTONE and best friend and sidekick
BARNEY RUBBLE. Fred’s Stone-Age clan includes wife WILMA, daughter
PEBBLES and pet dinosaur DINO, while Barney’s brood consists of wife
BETTY and son BAMM-BAMM.
MacFarlane’s lineup of animated series continues to dominate Sunday
nights. Everyone’s favorite families from Quahog, Langley Falls and
Stoolbend will be back for more laughs as Family Guy, American Dad and
The Cleveland Show were recently renewed for a 10th, seventh and
fourth seasons, respectively.
THE FLINTSTONES will be co-produced by 20th Century Fox Television and
Warner Bros. Television. MacFarlane and Palladino serve as executive
producers of the series and co-writers on the pilot. Vallow will serve
as executive producer on the series. Voice actors for the series will
be announced. THE FLINTSTONES and all related characters and elements
are trademarks of =A9 Hanna-Barbera.
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