Good news for cartoon lovers all over because “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane recently announced to the world that he will be breathing new life into one of the classic cartoons of all time- —The Flintstones”! MacFarlane will oversee a new version of the prehistoric animated cartoon, which originally ran from 1960 to 1966, for US network Fox.

McFarlane promised to give an up-to-date spin to the exploits of Fred and Wilma Flintstone and their neighbors Betty and Barney Rubble, according to

Speaking on the revamped series — Seth had this to say:

“What’s the animal version of the iPod? That’s the kind of thing we have to think about. One of the first things that I drew when I was two years old was Fred Flintstone. So it’s appropriate that events have come full circle, allowing me to produce the newest incarnation of this great franchise.”

He continued:

“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 network’s entertainment president Kevin Reilly added:

“Fox has long been home to iconic families like the Simpsons and the Griffins, so I have no doubt that the Flintsones and the Rubbles are going to fit right in on our air.”

The show will go into production immediately, with a launch scheduled for 2013.

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