King of the Hill to end
FOX lets out the propane gas and brings the Daniels / Judge animation to an end.
The FOX network has decided animated comedy King of the Hill will not proceed beyond its current 13th season.
But the news is no big surprise given Greg Daniels and Mike Judge have moved on to other projects, and FOX is developing new animated comedies, including one based on Aussie sitcom Sit Down Shut Up.
Daniels is behind The Office, while Judge has The Goode Family, launching on ABC in midseason.
The Texas-based series which began life in 1997 was voiced by Judge, Kathy Najimy, Pamela Adlon, Brittany Murphy, Tom Petty, Toby Huss, Johnny Hardwick and Stephen Root.
US viewers will still see original episodes for some time, however. Because of erratic episodic orders in recent years the show’s production cycles don’t coincide with the traditional TV season. Episodes airing right now are actually from the show’s 12th cycle.
Meanwhile Mitch Hurwitz’s adaptation of Sit Down, Shut Up, now titled Class Dismissed, and the Family Guy spinoff The Cleveland Show will air mid-season.