King of the Hill & (probably) Futurama to Return

Posted by Maximum Fun on 21st March 2006

Per Variety. Futurama is ironing out a deal now.

More evidence that the future of media is tied to things people like, not things people will tolerate.

“The network had made its peace with ‘King’ wrapping up,” says 20th Century Fox TV prexy Gary Newman.

Then the call came: Fox execs had gone through an 11th-hour change of heart and wanted “King” back after all…

“When you’re lucky enough to create a franchise that resonates with audiences, you have to do everything you can to preserve them — and support their longevity,” Newman says.

King of the Hill, by the way, has probably been the most underrated show on television since it’s inception.