Popular Middle Class Comedy May Be Coming Back to Television

August 08, 2017Aug 08, 2017

Fox’s animated comedy “King of the Hill” may be revived at Fox.

Hollywood Reporter spoke with Fox Television Group chairman and CEO Dana Walden, who claimed the network was engaging in preliminary conversations with “King of the Hill” creators Greg Daniels and Mike Judge about bringing the show back to television.

“I would like to explore that,” remarked Walden. “We had a very preliminary conversation given what’s going on in the country; they had a point of view about how those characters would respond. But again, it was one meeting and I hope to revisit it.”

“King of the Hill” ran 13 seasons and more than 250 episodes from 1997 to 2009. The series revolved around the Hill family, living in Arlen, Texas, and their lives as ordinary Americans.

Hollywood Reporter claims that a “King of the Hill” revival would signal an effort by broadcasters to bring back a program that would speak to middle Americans that voted for President Donald Trump. And this may be a good decision, since most networks tend to ignore this broad audience.

On a related note, ABC was hit with bad news after cancelling Tim Allen's latest show.

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