TV Bulletin Board (April 7)
By ED BARK
Fox's second family of animation, embodied in King of the Hill, will be back for a 13th season in the fall.
It's the creation of Austin-based Mike Judge, who continues to voice patriarch Hank Hill during his weekly misadventures from fictional Arlen, TX. Tom Petty also is featured as aimless Lucky, new husband of Hank's nubile niece, Luanne.
Guest voices over the years include Johnny Depp, Reese Witherspoon, Troy Aikman, Meryl Streep, Chris Rock, Brad Pitt, Willie Nelson, Sally Field, Matthew McConaughey and The Dixie Chicks.
***Spike TV is spicing up repeats of Unsolved Mysteries by inserting Dennis Farina as host in place of the late Robert Stack.
Debuting in October, the reconfigured 175 episodes will focus on "more of the dangerous and action-oriented cases," says Spike, whose target audience is young males.
The network also has picked up the entire 259-episode Married . . . With Children collection, with a September restart date.