Image from 'King of the Hill'
Now in its thirteenth year, the excellent, long-running animated comedy series King of the Hill will end production of first-run episodes after work is finished on thirteen new ones just ordered by the Fox Network.

The show’s final block of episodes will probably run in the 2009-10 season, according to reports.

Produced by Mike Judge, creator of Beavis and Butthead, the Fox series always took a sympathetic but satirical look at American life and had sound values at its core. Its picture of blue-collar life in the United States was done with sometimes achingly comic realism and without either rancor or rose-colored glasses. We’ll miss it.