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FOX mulls King of the Hill revival, doesn’t see The Simpsons ending soon


At the Television Critics Association press tour, Dana Walden, Chairman and CEO of Fox Television Group, says the company the company is looking into possibly reviving Mike Judge’s King of the Hill. The show about a Texas propane salesman and his slightly off friends and family debuted in 1997 and ran for 259 episodes over 13 season before concluding in 2010.

“I would like to explore that. We had a very preliminary conversation about that. Given what’s going on in the country, I think they had a point of view about how those characters would respond,” says Walden. Though, she cautions that only a single discussion about a revival has been made, so fans shouldn’t take more episodes for granted.

The move would mark yet another revival for FOX. Within recent history, the channel has relaunched live action series like The X-Files and 24. While those have had mixed results, FOX saw a lot of success the last time they brought back an animated show: Family Guy. The company’s production arm has also seen great results from revivals of Futurama and American Dad for cable networks.

Also during the TCAs, Walden squashed fears that The Simpsons may be ending soon. “Jim [Brooks] and Matt [Groening] have so much excitement and enthusiasm and they keep innovating. The stories are so fresh, I really don’t see an end to that storytelling. It’s certainly not […] something that we’ve discussed.” FOX renewed The Simpsons for its 29th and 30th seasons late last year. Season 29 debuts this fall on the network. FOX Home Entertainment recently announced that it’s reviving its DVD releases of the world’s most famous cartoon family.

What do you think? Should King of the Hill come back? How long do you think The Simpsons can go on for? Leave a comment down below!


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