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King of the Hill

12 January, 1997
King of the Hill

King of the Hill is an American animated sitcom created by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series ran from January 12, 1997, to May 6, 2010. It centers on the Hills, an American family in the fictional city of Arlen, Texas. Patriarch and main character Hank Hill, who works as assistant manager at Strickland Propane, is the everyman and general protagonist of the series. Hank is friends with other residents on his block, especially Bill Dauterive, Dale Gribble, and Jeff Boomhauer, all of whom he has known since elementary school. The show attempts to maintain a realistic approach, seeking humor in the conventional and mundane aspects of everyday life. Judge began creating King of the Hill during his time making the MTV series Beavis and Butt-Head, which he also created and voiced. After pitching the pilot to Fox, Judge was paired with Greg Daniels, an experienced writer who previously worked on The Simpsons.

Genre Animated sitcom, Slice of life, Adult animation
Created by Mike Judge, Greg Daniels
Voices of Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Pamela Adlon, Brittany Murphy, Johnny Hardwick, Stephen Root, Toby Huss, Tom Petty
Theme music composer The Refreshments
Opening theme "Yahoos and Triangles"
Ending theme "Yahoos and Triangles" (Reprise)
Composer(s) Roger Neill, John O'Connor, Greg Edmonson, John Frizzell
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 13
No. of episodes 259
Executive producer(s) Mike Judge, Greg Daniels, Richard Appel, Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger, John Altschuler, Dave Krinsky, Jim Dauterive, Garland Testa, Howard Klein, Michael Rotenberg
Producer(s) Mark McJimsey, David Zuckerman
Editor(s) Lee Harting, Kirk Benson, Don Barrozo, Mark Seymour, Mark McJimsey, Leo Papin, Louis Russel, Nick Gribble
Running time 20–22 minutes
Production company(s) Deedle-Dee Productions, Judgemental Films, 3 Arts Entertainment, Film Roman, 20th Century Fox Television
Distributor 20th Television
Original network Fox
Picture format 480i (4:3 SDTV) (1997–2008), 720p (16:9 HDTV) (2009–2010)
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Related shows Bless the Harts

About King of the Hill

Two-time Emmy Award-winning animated comedy a straight-laced father who tries to keep his wacky family in line in Texas.

Achievement of King of the Hill

Four episodes first appeared in syndication in May 2010. This was Judge's follow up to Beavis and Butt-head.

Top Facts You Did Not Know About King of the Hill

King of the Hill Category.. Television series created by Mike Judge.. Texas culture.. Television shows set in Texas.

Latest information about King of the Hill updated on July 28 2021.