Why make new shows when you can just bring back old ones? That seems to be the thinking with many major networks right now and Fox is no different. They've already had a lot of success bringing back The X-Files, Prison Break and 24. So what's next? It looks like Hank, Dale, Bill and Boomhauer could be headed back to the alley as Fox is apparently interested in reviving King of the Hill.
As reported by Variety, the network has had preliminary conversations about a possible revival of King of the Hill, which wrapped up its run in 2009. According to Dana Walden, Chairman and CEO of Fox Television, they have already talked with creators Greg Daniels and Mike Judge about it and there is definitely some interested. Here's what she had to say about it.
"We have had preliminary conversations with Greg [Daniels] and Mike [Judge]. 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. It was really just a first, exploratory, 'Are you excited about this?' They were both excited about it but they're both very busy individually so it's about finding time."
Fox's animated lineup has been a staple of the network for decades, with The Simpsons being the biggest show to ever come from the network, which is still running and approaching its 30th season. Family Guy, American Dad and Bob's Burgers have been big hits in more recent years, but King of the Hill was a cornerstone of their lineup for 13 seasons. The series ran for a very impressive 259 episodes and focused on the adventures of a propane salesman named Hank Hill who was just living his life in Texas with his crazy neighbors and charismatic family. The series was created by Mike Judge (Beavis and Butthead) and Greg Daniels (The Office), who are apparently both interested, but timing could be a problem.
As it stands, they are both working on HBO's Silicon Valley, which has been a big hit for the network and has garnered a good bit of Emmy recognition. Not to mention that NBC has also approached Greg Daniels about a possible revival of The Office. So their plates are quite full right now. That said, they expressed interest in the idea, so if they can make some room in their schedules, this could definitely become a reality.
Dana Walden made it clear that they have only had one single meeting with Daniels and Judge about some new episodes of King of the Hill so far, but it is something they want to revisit. So, even if this does wind up happening, it probably won't be for quite a while. For now, you'll have to rely on old episodes for any advice you may need on propane or propane accessories.