Fox Renews King of the Hill


Fox has renewed veteran animated comedy “King of the Hill” for the 2008-09 season, the show’s 13th, says The Hollywood Reporter.

The network picked up 13 more episodes of the 20th Century Fox TV-produced show with an option for more.

Because of the long production cycle of an animated series, the half-hours will begin airing in February-March 2009, with the remaining held over for the 2009-10 season.

All “Hill” cast members are set to return, including Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Pamela Adlon, Brittany Murphy, Tom Petty, Johnny Hardwick and Stephen Root.