Bad News, Everyone! Comedy Central Cancels Futurama

No you have not entered a wormhole and popped out in the past, nor have you delivered pizza to I.C. Weiner at a cryogenics lab and reverse time-traveled to wake up in 2003. Futurama has been canceled, again, this time by the network that resurrected it, Comedy Central. The plucky animated comedy ran on Fox from 1999 to 2003 before it was reanimated by Comedy Central in 2007 via a quartet of straight-to-DVD movies and subsequently granted a pair of additional seasons, its sixth and seventh.  

The second half of the seventh season—which will now be the series' final 13 episodes—begins airing on June 19 at 10pm. The series finale is scheduled for September 4, and according to Entertainment Weekly, features WAIT FOR IT a wedding between Leela and Frye (and a lot of gore and death, says series creator David X. Cohen).


While no plans are concretely in place to keep the series going in some form, producers are doing the old "exploring options" thing to stave off death. 

Though it's debatable whether or not Futurama ever reached the creative high of its original run in its Comedy Central revival, there's been no doubt that its ratings are down. In 2011, the series averaged 2.6 million. In 2012, it was down to 1.7 million. 

Reruns of Futurama are still a late-night staple for me, and they always will be. It was a brilliant comedy that blended some of the goofiest laughs on television with some of the most sincere moments ever drawn. The series may be gone for good this time (or who knows, maybe it will return someplace else), but we'll always have "Luck of the Fryrish" and "Jurassic Bark" to remind us how much this show meant to us. Until next time, Futurama. Boo hoo *sniff.*

OLD-BUT-RELATED STORY: My Top 10 Futurama Episodes (before the new run)

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Fox screwed Futurams original run with shitting time slots, irregular time slots, episodes in the wrong order. And the big problem with Futurama is the Neilson ratings, 1.7 million viewers my ass. Futurama was not only funny and clever, but its one of the only cartoons that follow a story line with great stories, both funny and emotional. Just a great show killed by dumb executives going by Neilson ratings. The show is perfect for Netflix, just bring down the production costs by getting rid of the 3D stuff. Or just go back to making movies for release every year. The show ended well but man I miss Futurama. At least we have Rick n Morty.
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Hey Fellow Futurama Fans!
I've made a petition asking T.V networks like FOX and Adult Swim to pick Futurama back up!
Here is the link if you are interested in signing it: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/750/555/971/please-give-us-more-futurama-season-8-9-20/

You can also follow me on Facebook and Twitter at " Save Futurama 2014 " (categorized under TV SHOW on FB).
There we can discuss all the different ways we can help to get Futurama renewed for an 8th season (or 10th, whatever)
Thanks guys! Keep your fingers crossed!
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So long, and thanks for all the fish!

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I now hate comedy central!!
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Sadly, Futurama should go the way of the Dodo. Huge fan here and I listen to commentary tracks and I truly believe if David X. Cohen did not have influence, it would be a much better program. His humour is lame, he thinks he's God's gift to sci-fi minds and frankly, too many episodes has some "green" message (using Leela) to force feed us viewers which I feel is mostly his influence...JMHO.
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With the rumors of CLEVELAND SHOW's possible possible cancellation, it would be a perfect opportunity for FOX to put FUTURAMA back in the Animation Domination block. I'd gladly sacrifice one of Seth MacFarlane's shows for this.
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This sucks what a great show. I haven't seen anything saying hte ratings were too low. Probably just another show cancelled because reality and sketch comedy shows are cheaper to produce. Lets give Amy Schumer and weirdo Jesselnik new shows that are barely even funny, but cheap to make....I am a loyal futurama fan and will always be. It's funnier than the Simpsons these days and it could easily still compete on the Fox Sunday night animation lineup. Just like family guy..futurama wasnt' given the chance to catch on....but it came back strong becasue FOX actually let it happen instead of dropping at the first sign of trouble. I will be ok to watch the direct to DVD episodes of futurama PLEASE KEEP EM COMING!!!
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

SHAME ON VIACOM!
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SHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAME ON YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!
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So many jokes that I will remember for the rest of my life :)

and indeed Jurassic Bark :')
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We should all challenge them to the Ritual of Rrrmrrrmrrrfrrrmrrr or Consequences! >:(
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Shoulda gone with Adult Swim.
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OHH the fools!! If only they built it with 6001 hulls!!!!
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Futurama wont end. it was cancelled by jerks, brought back by bigger jerks, then cancelled by those jerks. It will be back, when some super jerks at another network brings it back, proving once and for all that tv ceo´s are the biggest ass-jerks in the universe!!!
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Comedy Central - the only network in history who hasn't learned from its mistakes. Get a clue, CC - you don't have enough valuable content on your network to justify cancelling Futurama ... I now have no reason to use your station, there's nothing good on anymore ... removing it from my list - I have it all on DVD anyway. Goodbye.
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I never was a fan. I tired watching it but could not get through a whole episode. I know the show is very popular, but this was one band wagon I missed.
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This is an outrage!
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Don't blame Comedy Central, blame the company that own the network VIACOM. They are just another greedy company like FOX...worth over 5 billion dollars.
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I blame the universe.
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Third time's a charm, I guess. I'm disappointed, but no longer fazed by Futurama getting canned, it was pre-canceled by Fox, then it hit its real cancellation a season and a half later, and now this. I can't even be mad at CC, they gave the show 4 fun movies (or 1 awesome movie, 1 good movie, 2 eh movies) and 56 more episodes on top of that. Nothing lasts forever.

Of course, maybe if they had done a better job promoting it and putting it with content that it could work with, they wouldn't have hemorrhaged viewers like that.

I think the CC run was great, and not only was it in HD but it tackled much more modern ideas - I mean, the Fox run had DIAL UP INTERNET JOKES IN THE YEAR 3000 OR SO. I'll vote that it was the same.
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PS - my avatarsake appreciates your headline. Also, FUTURAMA WILL GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS THE FINEST ANIMATED COMEDY SHOW EVER!!!
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Over "The Tick"? I think not. Spoon!
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The Tick was great, but Futurama is smarter-written and looks utterly gorgeous, and has a superior voice cast and setting.

Also it lasted longer and didn't puke out a dubious-quality live-action series (the cast couldn't save the "Fox"ness of the live-action The Tick).
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TIM: You misspelled "Frye" (it should have no E) in the mention of the series finale.
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My son has been obsessed with Futurama since he was two years old he's nine now. He watches it almost everyday. When I told him it was cancelled he was disappointed. Frankly I'm sad too. Oh well thank goodness it streams on Netflix.
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Meanwhile, Glee gets two more seasons. Sad day.
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tis is and always be the best for me ever , so sad to see it go i hope that fox picks it up like the annouced last year this show could go great distance if they give it the chance it deserves
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I don't care, I've never being a fan.
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Bet you are a Glee fan then. Moron.
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Hate Glee and you don't have to treat me like that. WTF ? Who is the moron ?
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well, with the information i have, i would have to say the moron is the person who wrote "never being" instead of "never been".
but i guess it was a rhetorical question, so nevermind...
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Well, I'm from Chile and speak english and portuguese, I'm able to make mistakes as I do writing in spanish :)
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This is really sad! Granted, the new season never really hit the same stride of genius that the original series had, but its still miles better than The Simpsons and Family Guy put together, and even American Dad has gone way downhill. I'll be watching repeats forever though, its one of those shows you never get sick of no matter how much you see it
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now if only Fox would cancel everything on their Sunday lineup except The Simpsons and pick Futurama back up, that's what they should've saved instead of Family Guy.
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:(
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At least Comedy Central gave us 52 more episodes! Although, I'll always consider the original series to be my favorite and will remain great in reruns.

"It was a brilliant comedy that blended some of the goofiest laughs on television with some of the most sincere moments ever drawn." -- Futurama was definitely capable of a LOT of heart. I think I'm going to miss that the most.
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the problem was, they got the guys back who were the cause of the low ratings in the first place. Had they have gotten a new producing team the show might've survived.
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Thumbs down!
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Of course you would thumb down if you could. Look at your picture. Bias written all over it. You can't accept the fact that the show sucks and the people responsible for the show's quality was retained even after they failed. Had they have gotten a more talented team, the show could have been better. Vote that down jerk.
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shut up speedforce131.....hahahhahahaaa what a dumb user name. Speedforce? REAAAAALLY!
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yOUR NOT GETTING ANY LIKES FROM ME
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Haters gonna hate, eh chum? The idea that the show sucks is ridiculous, great show, one of the smartest on TV, maybe it just either isn't to your tastes or is too smart for you. The ratings for Futurama were better in its weakest CC season than first-runs of The Colbert Report when aired on the same nights, and it enjoyed the strongest premiere upon its initial CC return. But hey, some guy somewhere says the show's strong creative talent should be thrown out for a, quote, "more talented team", despite no objective argument supporting any such claims.
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I've enjoyed it, sad to see it go. Hopefully it can go back to Fox to replace The Cleveland Show or maybe as a 15-minute series in ADHD.
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Oh come on! Like it's so hard to write better scripts? Way to stick it out, CC.
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Noooooo! :(
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Something about the show was different when it came back, the last season leading up to it's first cancellation was a notable drop in quality but since being back it's been a shadow of it's former self. It was like the family guy writers started writing scripts for it, like Family Guy it was good to begin with but in recent years (for family guy for like eight years) it's been a notch above drivel (sometimes following below that notch in becoming drivel). It went out on a decent note and should have stayed dead, but they had to bring it back and sully it's memory.
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Nah. Saw same humor.
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You need to have an option that says "it isn't as good as it used to be but is still hilarious"
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I was excited that it was brought back and will be satisfied with it ending for good after this season. Everything has to end eventually. I wish I could Seymour of it, but it was already revived once, which is way more than most shows out there. I hope they will have a fitting ending for the series.
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If the creators want the show to continue they should do a kickstarter and release it as an independent project
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I honestly thought the first half of season 6 which included 'The Late Philip J. Fry' and 'A Clockwork Origin' was the better than most a lot of episodes from the previous seasons. Unfortunately after the 100 episode, the show started going further downhill. I'm disappointed. I was hoping Futurama go on like The Simpsons but that is not the case. I hope they at least release a movie or movie series (like Season 5) to finish up the show and give it a proper ending.
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

Oh Futurama I will miss so, but a television series ending is inevitable. I'm just going to miss new episodes considering its my favourite animated series. Although some don't air without faults. I miss the many deliveries Fry, Bender & Leela used to make. I've been noticing they haven't made as much in recent episodes. Albeit considering all that I still don't want it to go. Maybe FOX can take it back seeing as they now have a night designated to airing animated shows, also the best episodes aired on FOX in my opinion. That's just me being optimistic.

Futurama it's been real fun watching you all these years.
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figures
since comedy central is turning into another network like SYFY and going with just as dumb shows, I think its time I sell my tv and start reading books again.
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Workaholics is a good example.
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I could tell this was coming. I loved the direct to dvd movies but the first season back seemed as if the writers kept making each episode bigger and more grand in order to hide that the shelf life was nearing an end. I still hate to see it happen though.
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In other news, Comedy Central has decided to air reruns of "Whitney" in the timeslot vacated by Futurama...
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Are you kidding? Futurama's 6th season was just about, the best one! I swear. :'( Broken -hearted here.
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Was Jurassic Bark the episode with his old dog he tried to bring back to life but decided that it wasn't fair for the dog because he probably moved on and found another owner, but then they show us the past and you see that the dog waited for Fry outside the pizza place for the rest of his life? Because yes that was a GREAT combination of goofiness and sincerity, I cried, I'm getting choked up just thinking about it. So yes there were a few of those, and I used to be addicted but haven't watched it in a long time.
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That episode almost made me cry....dang this show should stay. That episode was saddening.
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Everytime I see this episode that song from the Umbrellas of Cherbourg, "I Will Wait for You" with Connie Francis always chokes me up inside. God, now I can't stop crying...
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Yes that song... the song always does it
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Seymour!!!!!!!!!!!!! :~(
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! *shouting to the heavens*
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NERDS UNITE! SAVE FUTURAMA
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Good things always come to an end. I like futurama, even the movies.
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Hey Tim ever heard of spoiler alert???????????
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The Futurama movies was horribly boring, the new episodes was in general alright, but the old episode was pure animated genius.
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I think it would have never been noticed without them continuing the series in movie form.
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I didn't even know it was still on air
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And that's why its ratings were crap, because CC sucked at telling people it was on, it was new, and what it was for the uninitiated.
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Sweet zombie Jesus! Again?
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NOOOOOOOOOOOO
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I love this show, and although it may not be as great as it once was, I still get plenty of laughs from it, and continue to watch reruns whenever I see them on TV. Fox cancelled it (it was always getting pre-empted because of football), Adult Swim renewed life into it (those late night showings were a great reminder of a show that should have never been taken off the air), and Comedy Central revived it (gave the show a life again after several years of sitting on the shelf collecting dust). I appreciate the fact that we were able to get it a second time and I will be watching these final 13 episodes before the show goes off to the great beyond never to be heard from again (possibly). So long old friend, you gave me plenty of laughs and a few tears (Jurassic Bark is one of the BEST/SADDEST episodes ever.) And to Comedy Central which has nothing of interest for me except Futurama, in the the sweet words of the beloved Bender B. Rodriguez"Bite my shiny metal ass!" This show will be missed.
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