Fox is giving "King of the Hill" fans a chance to say goodbye.
The network Monday said it would air what it’s calling a "series finale" for the show on Sunday, Sept. 13. The hourlong episode will air in the 8 p.m. hour, the slot normally reserved for "The Simpsons."
Not surprisingly, the plot for the finale episode– actually, two separate episodes melded into one– doesn’t sound particularly… final. Here’s the logline, per Fox:
In the series finale episode, “The Boy Can’t Help It” / ”The Honeymooners,” Bobby becomes quite the ladies’ man when several girls in his class consider him a potential date for the Homecoming dance. When he realizes the girls are just playing with his emotions and are not really that interested, he asks his pal Connie to the dance. Also in the episode, Hank is shocked when his mother announces she is marrying a man she has only known for a few weeks. Soon after, the newlyweds celebrate by purchasing an RV and heading to Hank’s. When Hank’s mom and new stepfather have a heated argument, she takes off with the RV and Hank is left to rescue his mother once again.
"King of the Hill" has been a part of Fox’s schedule in one form or another since 1997. The network announced a while back that it wouldn’t be ordering any additional episodes from 20th Century Fox TV.
Of course, that doesn’t mean "Hill" is dead. Episodes will continue airing on cable and in syndication. And as "Family Guy" and "Futurama" have proven, the Fox network doesn’t always get the final say on whether a 20th animated series lives or dies.