After 13 seasons, long time comedy ‘King of the Hill’. written by Greg Daniels and Mike Judge, will not air another season for FOX.
This is very disappointing to me. I have been a fan for the series for almost 5 years now, and I watch it whenever it’s on. It just goes to show how much power the production company has – to axe a popular comedy with hardly any hint of doing so beforehand made this news shocking to many. Looks to me like Fox wants to get the old shows out of the way so some new (and very likely to fail) shows can take their places.
But Greg Daniels and Mike Judge are working on bigger and better things, and had been for some time now. Daniels works with The Office, which is a great comedy and a VERY popular show at this time. Judge is also working on a new animated series of his own, The Goode Family, and will premiere on ABC.
There have been 13 final episodes purchased by Fox, and they will be shown in the 2009-2010 season.
Perhaps Fox will reconsider the decision, but that’s really unlikely. but I guess we’ll have to just wait and see.