Posted on: June 10th, 2009 Futurama Returns!

Good news for all you Futurama fans out there, it looks as though FOX has decided to finally resurrect the series. FOX gave its approval for 26 new episodes to be broadcast sometime in 2010. It should be noted that though FOX owns the rights to the show, they will not be airing the episodes on their networks, all new episodes will be brodacst on Comedy Centeral.

The show has had a turbulent ride in its history since debuting in 1999, and FOX never got behind the show, proven by the constant timeslot changes the show endured in its initial five season run. Oft times the show was replaced with sporting events, which was bitter sweet, since it allowed the writers more time to write future episodes but kept the viewers guessing when the next new episode would air. Finally after a continual decline in Neilson ratings, the show was dropped from the line up in 2003, though it was never officially canceled, no new episodes would be created.

Much like it’s fellow animated series Family Guy, strong DVD sales coupled with four new, direct to DVD movies, played a large part in bring the series back from the dead. Being a large fan myself, I am ecstatic that FOX finally succumbed, it will be thrilling to see my favorite characters back where they should not have left in the first place.

What do you guys think, is good news or bad news? What are your favorite Futurama moments/episodes?

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3 Responses to “Futurama Returns!”

  1. Ben Rankel Says:
    June 10th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    I have to admit this is very good news.

  2. Jon Stephens Says:
    June 10th, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    I think it’s important to note that it was 20th Century FOX that agreed to the show’s return, but it will NOT air on FOX. The series is set to air on Comedy Central. Check out the official story:

    http://www.comedycentral.com/press/press_releases/2009/061009_futurama_returns.jhtml

    I am very excited about this. Comedy Central will actually market this series properly, and the legions of dedicated fans developed through strong dvd sales will flock to the network to see new episodes of the show

  3. Ryan Ferrier Says:
    June 10th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    “Did that guy just say rings are cool?… Cooooooool”

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