“King of the Hill,” one of Fox’s longest running animated comedies, could soon be making a comeback.
Fox Television Group chairman and CEO Dana Walden told reporters Tuesday that the network has had “preliminary conversations” with series creators Greg Daniels and Mike Judge about reviving the show for a 14th season.
“We had a very preliminary conversation given what’s going on in the country; they had a point of view about how those characters would respond,” Ms. Walden said, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“The meeting was probably two and a half months ago,” she added, THR reported. “They’re both very busy and it was really just a first exploratory, ‘Are you excited about this? Is there potential in that future?’ And they were both excited about it, but they’re working on a lot of different things individually, so it’s about finding time.”
“King of the Hill” ran for 13 seasons on Fox starting in 1997, producing over 250 episodes and two Primetime Emmy awards, among other accolades. Its final episode aired in 2009 and the series has been heavily syndicated since.
The series centered around the Hill family from Arlen, Texas, and particularly its patriarch, conservative, middle-class propane sales Hank Hill, voiced by Mr. Judge.
Mr. Judge, who first gained recognition in the early 1990s for his foul-mouthed animated series “Beavis and Butt-head,” launched his fourth show, “Silicon Valley,” on HBO in 2014. Mr. Daniels, a former writer on “The Simpsons,” earned praise after “Hill” for his work on live action series “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation.” Neither could immediately be reached for comment.
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