This weekend, FOX will begin burning off unaired episodes of the Mitch Hurwitz-produced animated sitcom "Sit Down, Shut Up". The show will air Saturdays at 11:59 PM (Yes, that's what it says on the schedule at The Futon Critic!) Interestingly, the previously pre-empted episode "Math Lab", which deals with Will Forte's character Stuart accidentally building a meth lab for the school instead of a math lab, has again been pre-empted, and a different episode ("High School Confidential") will air this Saturday instead. The show is scheduled to run until November, when it will be replaced by Wanda Sykes' new topical late-night show.
In other FOX animated news, "King of the Hill" will end its 13-year run this Sunday with a final back-to-back two episodes. It's a series finale that almost wasn't- last year, Fox picked up only 13 episodes of "King's" 13th and final season, yet 20th Century Fox TV had produced 17. That 17th episode wasn't part of the Fox package -- so when Fox first announced "King of the Hill's" series finale, the episode it cited as a "finale" was actually going to be just a run-of-the-mill episode with no obvious closure or finality.
The actual last episode appeared destined for syndication and DVD -- until 20th stepped in and renegotiated its arrangement with Fox. Under the revised arrangement, Fox still wound up with 13 episodes -- but traded out one of the episodes it had planned to air and replaced it with "To Sirloin, With Love," the actual "King of the Hill" finale. So viewers will now get to see the final episode as "King"'s producers had intended and get one last dose of the second-longest running animated series in primetime history. (The remaining four unaired episodes will eventually see the light of day via syndication).