Adult Swim will serve 'King' in cable realm


"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, 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 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 expand its programming by an hour starting in January, beginning 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. (partialdiff)