Futurama IS returning OMG!!

This would usually start off with a "Good news, everybody!" But let's face it: this is GREAT news! Over the last year, there have been rumors aplenty about a possible resurrection of Futurama, and now they're back with a vengeance.

According to Collider.com, Comedy Central has picked up 13 new episodes of Futurama (awesome update below). The site claims an inside source also says production offices are open and casting--presumably working out deals with the original voice actors--is underway.

Comedy Central has been airing Futurama in syndication since 2008, and has made it a centerpiece of its late-night animated reruns block along with South Park.

Futurama originally aired on Fox from 1999 to 2003, when it joined the ranks of prematurely cancelled Fox shows. The animated program, about a ragtag crew that works for a delivery service in the future, was co-developed by The Simpsons' Matt Groening and David X. Cohen. However, due to its relation to The Simpsons, which was already a phenomenon, it often lived in the shadow of Homer, Bart, and the rest of the four-fingered freaks. However, Futurama is the superior of the two (editor's note: this is solely the opinion of the author and does not reflect the opinion of TV.com or its parent companies).

[UPDATE] EW.com has confirmed the news with 20th Century Fox Television! And it won't just be 13 episodes--the order is for a whopping 26 new segments!

More Futurama--great idea or greatest idea?

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great great great. Futurama is best
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Ahhh yes, life is good.
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I'm glad DVD sales were cited for a reason of return (plus animation is timeless unlike actors in real life scripted tv). Now, if networks could have measured the audience for the work prior to DVD sales, or without DVD sales. Futurama was canceled too soon as far as a lot of thought, and the network scheduling of it was a big problem, so network do right by the property from the get go (no repeated bumping for sports and timeslot juggling.
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THANK YOU!!!! I love Futurama and can hardly wait for the return. You still have Zoidberg, YOU ALL STILL HAVE ZOIDBERG!
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As a non Simpson fan, I do love Futurama for its crazy CRAZY sci-fi and quirkiness. Welcome back Bender!
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Wooooot....
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I admit I'm not a fan of the show, but for some reason, I'm glad it's back. I liked it well enough, I just never got sucked into it in the same way other animated sitcoms did. I definitely think it didn't deserve its cancellation (namely because The Simpsons survived, and it definitely became worse program by then). I can't promise I'll watch it, but it definitely deserves to be back on the air. Just hope its quality doesnt diminish.
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Best news for tv this year
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Your mistletoe is no match for my toe missile.”
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=D Can't wait.
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This is the best show ever. Can not wait.
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It couldn't happen to a nicer show!!!!!
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great news, cant wait - but with the rate they were kicking out movies they might as well just do the series again ;)
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great news! the movies were not so good i thought. the whole extended plotline meets cutesy moralism didn't fly for me. but the show was always spot on. just hope they haven't lost their touch. and REMEMBER TO TUNE IN EVERY TIME (or at least TiVo/DVR it) TO KEEP THOSE RATINGS UP so they don't cancel it again!!
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yeah the movies with their extended plotlines didn't play out too well - a little too cutesy/moralist IMO. but the show was always perfect. just hope they haven't lost their touch. great news!
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yes.you can all kiss my metal ass,i need a beer
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This is the best news I've had all year!!!! So many of the shows I loved have been cancelled this year so this is great :)

Futurama is by far the best animated show that's been on TV and now Fox will live to regret their stupid decision to cancel it. Kudos to Comedy Central :)
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I agree, Futurama is the superior show. While the Simpsons (now deal with pop culture, futurama deals with it too but from an anthropological and Philosophical standpoint.
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About time
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Though Id prefer to see on a network that doesnt have commercials every 5 minutes at least there will be fresh new Futurama episodes, which means its time for "All hail the Hypono-Toad!" Huzzah and hurrah!
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AWWWWESOMMMMME!!! About freakin' time they brought back a genuinely funny show - my only gripe? ONLY 26 episodes :(:(:(:(:(
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absolutely brilliant news, for the first time in a long time the studios made the right call from the get go
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This is really awesome news.
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The only cartoon show I can stand watching because it's so damn awesome. :-D Finally more more more.. :-D
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Really Awesome! I just LOVE Futurama. It is incredibly clever, filled with memes and cultural references that really get me ROFLOLing on the floor. I Love The Simpsons, really, but as a personal opinion, Futurama is better. (read again "personal opinion").
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1 word: RAD
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Awsome!!!
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Adult Swim must be kicking themselves right now.
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YESSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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SWEET!!!!!
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This is the greatest news ever!!!! Yay for futurama
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Missed his shiny metal ass!
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This is the best news ever. EVERYONE CABBEGE PATCH!!!!!
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This is great news! I cannot wait to see new episodes.
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Great news. This is a refreshing thing to see. It shows that the fans of the show can actually save it. Good job to everyone who bought the dvds. We just saved the best tv show ever!
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That's like the best news ever, i thought the series was the best! the movies was okey, but not as good.
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If it's true then brilliant news.
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Great!!!! I LOVE the show :)
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Great news! Definitely one of the best animated shows. Bender rocks
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AWESOME!
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Pipe, they've done two good things now (since I'm counting Dollhouse being renewed as the greatest)... and it's actually Comedy Central that ordered these, NOT Fox so :P
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WOW I can't believe it that's great news! TV execs making a good decision for once? who'd have thought!
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i'm so glad comedy central brought futurama back since fox does nothing but cancel good shows
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Great news, loved/love Futurama and illustrates the power of the viewers, as well as highlights the goofs of hopefully retired/fired network executives.
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Fantastic news. i never understood why futurama got cancelled. :D
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All-powerful Atheismo has shown his mighty power once more. Bow down and worship him! Or don't, he doesn't really care either way.
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YAY i love futurama and there so is not a god
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There is a God!
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I got on this site just to say one thing: "OHH YOUR GOD"
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Thank God!I'm tired of Family Guy sucking hard.
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