2:30pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'King of the Hill,' 'Cleveland Show' Libraries Sell to Comedy Central
Comedy Central is expanding its library programming.
In a deal with producers 20th Century Fox Television, the Viacom-owned cable network has acquired libraries of the studio's animated hits King of the Hill and The Cleveland Show.
The deal includes all 13 seasons of King of the Hill, which will make its Comedy Central debut on Monday, and all four seasons of The Cleveland Show, which is due in the fall.
King of the Hill ran on Fox from 1997-2010. Fox executives revealed last August that they were mulling a revival of the animated series which depicts a working-class family and, at the time, had "preliminary" conversations with creators Greg Daniels and Mike Judge. Nothing came from that as Fox has now pivoted in a new direction of broad comedies and procedurals.
The Cleveland Show ran on Fox from 2009-2013 and hailed from executive producer Seth MacFarlane.