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FUTURAMA is Returning!!!!

Starting in mid-2010 we will have all-new episodes of FUTURAMA to enjoy on Comedy Central. This goes to show that Fox doesn't really know what they are doing. FUTURAMA was definitely canceled before their time so I'm sure the creators have plenty of material to go with. Unlike The Simpson which should really hang it up before they totally tarnish themselves as they are just about there. If you haven't checked out the FUTURAMA movies give yourself a treat and do so. I'd recommend starting with Bender's Big Score.

Here is the press release:
NEW YORK, June 10, 2009 -- 20th Century Fox Television, the animation powerhouse that brought "Family Guy" back from the dead five years ago, has done it again: Matt Groening and David X. Cohen's brilliantly subversive animated sci-fi comedy "Futurama" will return to production on 26 new half-hour episodes more than six years after the series aired its last original episode. "Futurama" was a staple of Fox's Sunday night animation block from 1999 to 2003 before ceasing production on original episodes. In June 2006, COMEDY CENTRAL acquired the rights to the existing 72 episodes of the series, which the channel began airing in January 2008, and four recently-produced extended length "Futurama" adventures: "Bender's Big Score," "The Beast with a Billion Backs," "Bender's Game" and "Into the Wild Green Yonder," which enjoyed enormous success both on COMEDY CENTRAL and in DVD release. This new deal marks the show's return to episodic series production on original episodes. "Futurama" becomes only the second series in the history of the medium to go back into production based on the strength of its DVD sales and repeat airings on cable. The new episodes will be available in mid 2010 to be shown on COMEDY CENTRAL. Twentieth Century Fox Television retains the option to license the original runs of the new episodes to a broadcast network. Quipped Matt Groening, "We're thrilled 'Futurama' is coming back. We now have only 25,766 episodes to make before we catch up with Bender and Fry in the year 3000." Added David X. Cohen, "We're excited and amazed that the show is coming back, perhaps due to some sort of mysterious time loop. We look forward to working with COMEDY CENTRAL and 20th Television to make this the best iteration of the loop yet!" "When we brought back 'Family Guy' several years ago, everyone said that it was a once-in-a-lifetime thing - that canceled series stay canceled and cannot be revived," commented 20th Century Fox TV Chairmen Gary Newman and Dana Walden. "But 'Futurama' was another series that fans simply demanded we bring back, and we couldn't have been happier when Matt and David agreed that there were many more stories yet to tell."

3 comments:

Grand Weirdinian said...

I am a huge fan of futurama! I like it much more than family guy or the simpsons. It shows that the world is still just bringing back a comedy masterpiece like this.

Plinydogg said...

Wow, this is awesome news!

Cindy said...

I don't really care for Futurama but a side note Fox really doesn't know what they are doing. They have 2 shows they care about, American Idol and 24. The rest of the shows they play piggly wiggly with all the dates and times and wonder why no one can remember that for weeks 2-5 it'll be wends at 8 but on weeks 6 and 10 it's Thursdays at 9.