Is King of the Hill Headed for ABC?

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Variety says that ABC has expressed interest in “King of the Hill,” which Fox last week opted not to renew beyond its current 13th season.

“King of the Hill” would make a strong companion to the ABC’s upcoming animated comedy “The Goode Family,” which comes from “King of the Hill” executive producers Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky.

Other potential homes for the show include Comedy Central, FX and Cartoon Network. But the series, which would be entering its 14th season, is believed to be too expensive for a cable channel at this point in its run.

Given the lengthy lead time on animated projects, the 14th season of “King” probably wouldn’t be available to ABC until late 2009 or early 2010.

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