Fox renews 'King of the Hill'


Fox has renewed veteran animated comedy "King of the Hill" for the 2008-09 season, the show's 13th.

The net picked up 13 more episodes of the 20th Century Fox TV-produced show with an option for more.

Because of the long production cycle of an animated series, the half-hours will begin airing in February-March 2009, with the remaining held over for the 2009-10 season.

All "Hill" cast members are set to return, including Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Pamela Adlon, Brittany Murphy, Tom Petty, Johnny Hardwick and Stephen Root.

"Hill" was created by Judge and Greg Daniels, who serve as executive producers alongside John Altschuler, Dave Krinsky, Michael Rotenberg, Howard Klein, Jim Dauterive and Garland Testa.