Published: Thu, August 10, 2017
Culture | By Julio Duncan

Fox Is in "Preliminary Conversations" to Revive 'King of the Hill'

Fox Is in

The show starred Judge as family patriarch Hank Hill, a blue-collar propane salesman.

"We have had preliminary conversations with Greg [Daniels] and Mike [Judge]", Walden said after her executive session. "I would like to explore that [further] with Mike and Greg", Walden added. The show ran from 1997 - 2009, amassing 259 hilarious and unforgettable episodes before Fox made a decision to pull the plug. Fans also should not keep their hopes up just yet, since the Fox boss stressed that the series creators are "both very busy and it was really just a first exploratory". "Is there potential in that future?' And they were both excited about it but they're working on a lot of different things individually, so it's about finding time". The gist had been how a middle-class family like the Hills would be navigating life in America in the current social and political climate. Judge, meanwhile, is a showrunner on HBO's critical darling Silicon Valley. It famously took a more realistic approach than many of its animated peers, and the concept caught on. Hill is married to his wife Peggy (Kathy Najimy) and together they have a prepubescent boy named Bobby Hill (Emmy victor Pamela Adlon).

Walden was sure to stress that while Judge is now a co-showrunner on HBO's Silicon Valley and while Daniels is executive producing TBS' People of Earth, exploring a King revival is "about finding time". We have five or six things in development right now that I'm excited about. Furthermore, finding a Sunday slot for the show between Family Guy and The Simpsons would be a hard task.

Apparently, Walden has only had a single meeting with Daniels and Judge about the idea, during which she simply asked if they would be excited about returning to King Of The Hill.

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