Adult Swim nabs 'King' cable rights
Says it has no plans to order new episodes of the series"King of the Hill" has found a new home on cable.
Adult Swim has snapped up exclusive cable rerun rights to the animated series, which recently was canceled by Fox after 13 seasons. Although ABC has expressed interest in reviving the show, Adult Swim said it has no plans to order new episodes of the series from producer 20th Century Fox TV.
However, it's worth noting that the late-night network played a part in bringing animated series "Family Guy" back to life on Fox after the network canceled it -- for a second time -- in 2002. Based on solid performances for repeats on Adult Swim as well as strong DVD sales, Fox was encouraged enough to resurrect the series in 2005.
Adult Swim, the late-night sibling of Cartoon Network, also said that it will be expanding its programming by an hour starting in January. The network currently airs from 11 p.m.-6 a.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 p.m.-6 a.m. Sunday but will begin broadcasting at 10 p.m. seven days a week.
To kick off the new hour, "King" will air at 10 p.m. nightly starting in January. Adult Swim's multiyear deal includes all episodes of the series.
FX currently airs "King" repeats, but its deal with distributor Twentieth TV ends in December.