Family Guy Creator to Reinvent Flintstones

Seth MacFarlane will update 1960s classic
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 17, 2011 11:14 AM CDT
Seth MacFarlane arrives to the Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump in New York, Wednesday, March 9, 2011.   (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
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(Newser) – Fred and Wilma meet Peter and Lois? Sorta. Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane is taking a stab at reinventing The Flintstones, Fox television announced yesterday. Work will begin on the 21st-century version of the classic cartoon this fall, and the animated series will likely air in 2013. Though MacFarlane will give the 1960s show a modern-day spin, the Los Angeles Times reports it will still be about the Flintstones and the Rubbles living in dinosaur-era Bedrock. Quips MacFarlane, "I think America is finally ready for an animated sitcom about a fat, stupid guy with a wife who's too good for him."

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