After several previous brushes with cancellation, Fox has opted not to renew veteran animated comedy “King of the Hill” 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 series, alongside voiceover cast members Kathy Najimy, Pamela Adlon, Brittany Murphy, Tom Petty, Johnny Hardwick and Stephen Root.
“Hill” has been executive produced by Judge, Daniels, John Altschuler, Dave Krinsky, Michael Rotenberg, Howard Klein, Jim Dauterive and Garland Testa.