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!
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