Created by Beavis and Butt-Head's Mike Judge and The Simpsons' Greg Daniels, the weekly, half-hour animated series King of the Hill was a genial "redneck" comedy set in the fictional burg of Arlen, TX. The central character was Hank Rutherford Hill, a 40-year-old salesman for the Strickland Propane Company. Staunchly conservative and fiercely macho, Hank might have been described as the head of the Hill household were it not for his iron-willed wife Peggy, a substitute teacher. Also living under Hank Hill's roof was his 12-year-old son Bobby, an overweight underachiever who was never quite able to live up to Hank's lofty standards of manhood; and Hank and Peggy's niece Luane Platter, who'd been living with the Hills since her trailer-park mom killed her dad during a brouhaha over "that last beer." Hank spent most of his spare time hanging out with his good ol' boy buddies, among them rabid conspiracy theorist Dale Gribble (whose wife Nancy was cheating on her husband with a Native American masseuse named John Redcorn, who in turn was the real father of the Gribbles' son Joseph); Bill Dauterive, a divorced barber who worked on a nearby military post; and self-styled Lothario, Boomhauer, who never spoke when muttering incomprehensibly would do. Also in the neighborhood was a Laotian couple, Kahn and Minh Souphanosuinphone, whose daughter Connie was Bobby's best friend. It would have been distressingly easy to poke derisive fun at the Southern-fried characters and their knee-jerk attitudes, but the producers displayed a touching fondness for the follies and foibles of the Hills and their friends, and in so doing imbued King of the Hill with a warmth and depth often lacking in prime-time cartoon shows. Debuting January 12, 1997, the Emmy-winning King of the Hill was second only to The Simpsons as the Fox network's most successful and longest-running animated series.
A single-camera comedy set in Long Island, NY, that follows three women – and close-knit childhood friends – as they cope with the death of the fourth member of their group. When faced with the reality that life is short, these women pivot, and alter their current paths, by way of a series of impulsive, ill-advised and self-indulgent decisions. These pivots will strengthen their bond and prove it’s never too late to screw up your life in the pursuit of happiness.
Life changes for a womanizing bachelor who learns that he fathered a son who in turn has a daughter of his own. Jimmy is a womanizing bachelor who plans to turn to a life of partying after his recent divorce. However, he gets the shock of his life when he learns that he is not just a father- but a grandfather. He had fathered a son who in turn had a daughter of his own. Now, his dreams are shattered as he has to accept that he is a grandfather.
The Wonder Years met Malcolm in the Middle in this Fox network sitcom set in the early '60s. Grant Rosenmeyer starred as 11-year-old Oliver Beene, a budding intellectual and inveterate cut-up mired in a world of eccentric relatives, spiteful teachers, and mercurial females. Oliver's dad, Jerry (Grant Shaud), was a dentist who liked to spend his off-hours either drilling teeth for fun or talking about it; his mom, Charlotte (Wendy Makkena), was a neat-freak who wished she was Jackie Kennedy; and his brother, Ted (Andrew Lawrence), was a self-involved sports nut, his ear perennially glued to his transistor radio. Things weren't much better at school, where Oliver was bedeviled by venom-spouting teacher Mrs. Heller (Annie Korzen), ardently pursued by moonstruck classmate Joyce (Daveigh Chase), and studiously ignored by red-haired beauty Bonnie (Amy Castle). On the other hand, Oliver enjoyed the company of his best friends, chubby Neal (Ben Bookbinder) and closeted-homosexual Michael (Taylor Emerson). Like The Wonder Years, this series was narrated from the vantage point of the future by the leading character. Oliver Beene debuted March 9, 2003.