First reported by Deadline, MacFarlane and his legal team have cleared the necessary hurdles to get the project started. Fox confirmed the news at their 2011 Upfronts this week.
MacFarlane is best known for his Fox cartoon sitcoms ‘Family Guy,’ ‘American Dad’ and ‘The Cleveland Show,’ and that type of humor reportedly put some ‘Flintstones’ shareholders on edge.
The classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon aired from 1960-1966 on ABC. The series aired several spinoffs and animated specials throughout the years, with the most recent, ‘The Flintstones: On The Rocks’ airing in 2001.
It was reinterpreted for the big screen starring John Goodman and Rosie O’Donnell in 1994 with a prequel, ‘The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas,’ hitting theaters in 2000.
Fox said the reboot will air in 2013. See more at TV Squad.
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