From “The X-Files” to “24: Legacy” to “Prison Break,”
Fox has been in the business of reviving beloved series of late. The next series to make that list may just be “King of the Hill.”
“We have had preliminary conversations with Greg [Daniels] and Mike [Judge],” Dana Walden, Chairman and CEO of Fox Television Group, says. “I would like to explore that. We had a very preliminary conversation about that. Given what’s going on in the country, I think they had a point of view about how those characters would respond.”
Walden adds that Fox has only had one meeting earlier this summer with Daniels and Judge about the idea thus far, but she “would like to revisit it.”
“It was really just a first, exploratory, ‘Are you excited about this?’ They were both excited about it but they’re both very busy individually so it’s about finding time,” Walden says.
“King of the Hill” originally ran on Fox from 1997 to 2009 featuring the voice talent of Judge, Pamela Adlon, Kathy Najimy, Brittany Murphy, Johnny Hardwick, Stephen Root, Toby Huss, Chuck Mangione, and Tom Petty. The show’s original run featured 259 episodes, achieved global syndication, and became one of the network’s longest running series to date. It also briefly held the record for the second longest running animated sitcom in history and won two Emmy awards.
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How will this work without Brittany Murphy? Luanne was a huge part of the show. Writing her off or recasting the role are both awful options IMO
King of the Hill is by far my favorite show. I own every season and watch them constantly. I would love to see some more episodes. Mike and Greg, if you’re looking for writers, I could be available.
I’d like to see Bobby in high school or college, and see that G. H. was adopted by Peggy and Hank, I tell you what.
I would love this to be true!! I watch king of the hill all the time and my kids do too!! One of the best animated series ever!!!
I would like it better if Mike Judge made a cartoon based on “Idiocracy”.
Oh please let it be true, I faithfully watch my King of the Hill re-runs every night…..and every night it made me wish that new episodes were being made…..Please….Please…..Please bring it back, it is without a doubt my favorite animated series of the past 30 years.
And the writers all wanted a raise?? They’re just trotting out recycled material.