Fox announced today that they will not be ordering more episodes of “King of the Hill,” and that the last of the April’s 13 episode order are wrapping production.
Luckily for fans, there are many King of the Hill episodes in the can that haven’t aired, which Fox plans to air in the 2009-10 season, essentially the 14th and final season of the Mike Judge animated show.
King of the Hill has faced possible cancellation many times before. Unfortunately, this time it’s for real. Mike Judge, the show’s creator, had already moved on from King of the Hill and went to work on a new animated show for ABC titled “The Goode Family,” which is scheduled to premiere in midseason. However, Mike Judge continued to voice the Hank Hill character.
To replace King of the Hill, Fox will introduce two new animated shows in midseason, Mitch Hurwitz’s “Sit Down, Shut Up” and the Family Guy spinoff “The Cleveland Show.”