'King of the Hill' gets Cancelled

by Joey Paur

I have really enjoyed watching 'King of the Hill' on FOX. It always had a solid story and characters. I t was always consistently good. But it looks like it has lost its edge. In a world where South Park and Family Guy reign supream it just didn't have a chance. Shock animation is in. It has had its cloe calls of being cancelled before but this time its for real. Variety reports:

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.

Judge had continued to voice the central character on the toon comedy, alongside voiceover cast members Kathy Najimy, Pamela Adlon, Brittany Murphy, Tom Petty, Johnny Hardwick and Stephen Root.

"Hill" has been exec produced by Judge, Daniels, John Altschuler, Dave Krinsky, Michael Rotenberg, Howard Klein, Jim Dauterive and Garland Testa.

It will be sad to see it go. I have always enjoyed watching the show. At least will have the many reruns on several different TV stations.