The 10 best shows in FOX network history
Looking back on the genius of 'The Simpsons,' 'Arrested Development' & more
4. "King of the Hill" (1997-2009)
Of the many animated shows FOX greenlit to try to recapture the success of "The Simpsons," this is both the longest-running (though I figure "Family Guy" will eclipse it by the end of its run) and my personal favorite. Mike Judge and Greg Daniels teamed up to create a warm, funny family comedy made out of bits of early "Simpsons," "The Andy Griffith Show" and even "All in the Family" as it told the story of a man out of time, struggling with an ever-changing world he rarely approved of — and where his viewpoint was treated as the correct one most of the time — and trying to be a good husband and father despite his emotional limitations. It was rarely as laugh-out-loud as many of FOX's other cartoons — whether the Seth MacFarlane franchise or even short-timers like "The Critic" — but it had such a firm grasp of its characters and its world that it's among the most satisfying, complete shows FOX ever aired.
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