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In a somewhat surprising move, the Fox network has decided to cancel one of the staples of its Sunday night line-up. On the eve of Halloween, the King of the Hill TV show has been cancelled after 13 seasons on the air.
King of the Hill follows the animated adventures of the Hill family from the small town of Arlen, Texas. The family's patriarch, Hank (Mike Judge), is a propane salesman who's obsessed with his lawn and the Dallas Cowboys. His well-meaning wife Peggy (Kathy Najimy) holds several part-time jobs and together, they raise their husky teenage son, Bobby (Pamela Adlon). Other characters include niece Luanne (Brittany Murphy), neighbor Bill (Stephen Root), and conspiracy-lover Dale (Johnny Hardwick).
The series debuted on January 12, 1997 on Fox and quickly became a staple of the network's animation line-up. Having survived to produce over 240 episodes, King has become the second longest-running animated series, following The Simpsons. »
Thirteen has proven not-so-lucky for Fox's veteran animated comedy "King of the Hill."
After several previous brushes with cancellation, the network has opted not to renew the series beyond its current 13th season.
In April, Fox picked up 13 more episodes from the 20th Century Fox TV-produced show, which are wrapping production.
A lot has changed since "King of the Hill" premiered in 1997. Its creators Greg Daniels and Mike Judge have moved on to other projects -- Daniels developed and is running NBC's "The Office," and Judge has a new animated series, "The Goode Family," launching on ABC in midseason.
- By Nellie Andreeva
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