The Futurama is now

Futurama is joining the Family.

The Matt Groening animated series, which ran on Fox from 1999 to 2003, is being brought back by Comedy Central. The cable network has picked up the rights to at least 13 new episodes of the show, which will begin airing in 2008.

Fans of Futurama were pleased to hear that the original voice cast signed up to portray the characters. Katey Sagal will reprise her role of TuRunga Leela, John DiMaggio is back on board as Bender, and Billy West, aka Stimpson J. Cat, will once more voice Fry, the wayward pizza delivery guy.

Futurama was created by Groening as a follow-up to his smash-hit show The Simpsons. The show never found as wide and deep a fan base as did the adventures of the family from Springfield, and like another Fox cult hit, The Family Guy, it was canceled. Now, again like Family Guy, the show is being resurrected partially because fans never gave up on it.

"There is a deep and passionate fan base for this intelligent and very funny show that matches perfectly with our audience, and it is great that we can offer them not just the existing library but something they've never seen as well," senior vice president for programming at Comedy Central David Bernath said in a statement.

Over the weekend, Futurama fan sites began buzzing with the news of the show's resurrection. On TV.com's Futurama forum, user PerfectDark0Fan posted the question, "I wonder if the Futurama writers that currently work on The Simpsons will return?"

With comedy-writing jobs scarce due to the plethora of unscripted shows and the dearth of sitcoms, it's a safe bet they will be.

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Alright, I can't wait to watch the new one...
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HEy, i don't know if anyone still checks this but there has been more news. Check out this page.

http://www.krustofski.com/index.php?page=revival

In a summary, of the page, they wrote a couple Futurama movies but they are going to release them as episodes on Comedy Central, starting the 4th of December. CC acquired the rights in one of the biggest deals in cable history. Enjoy!!
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I loved Futuramam more then famil guy and simpsons combined. This is great news to me i hope they will keep it just as it was in season 4 where they left off. Hopefully they keep all the writers and have the same if not bigger budget.

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I have all 4 DVDs and this is some of the best tv news i have heard.

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Although i might have prefured fox pick it back up CC is the next best thing and maybe they can have a bit more lean with the humor then fox gave them.
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yea i agree. simpsons should quit while they're not to far behind. south park, family guy, bro town & futurama r jus too funny 4 simpsons n we should let it rest @ a great comedy that was awesome in its day when we thought it was naughty to watch it.
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hope they give up on the Simpsons and just make futerama its much better
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Why do they always take the good shows off, put the crap on, and wait soo ooo long to put the good shows back on again? I hope they read some of this stuff! I'm Ticked that they took it off in the first place, it seemed like a great show!!!!

I Hope they don't change much when they put it back on the air. Can't wait to see it :)

Too long to wait though! wait wait wait whoops stuck sorry about that, he he...
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I heard from a friend that they had numerous series shelved waiting for the right time to air them. Well not sure if my friend was right or not, but lets hope.. this series is great :)
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Why did it ever go away anyway?? sadsad But yeahhhh now its back!!
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Good news, everyone!
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Yes!!!!!!,This show deserves it!!!
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COMMON, GIMME GIMME GIMME
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Now all we can do is wait....

I WANT IT NOW!!
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I hope it will be Great! I have hoped for such a thing a long time.

But it can never be as good as we hope, there's too much hype.
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sweet
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For once Fox did something component.
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YAY FUTURAMA IS COMING BACK *dances* that show was the best :D i love family guy and futurama equally :]
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yes!!! this is the greatest news evr!!! i love this show!!!
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w00t!! I preferred Futurama over the Simpsons or Family Guy. I'm glad that they are giving it another go-around.
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Hell YES!!! OMG Best thing ever!
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Yes! Yes! Yes! I Thought The Fifth Season Was The Last! Im So So So Happy! Thank God They Came To Their Senses! Yes! Yes! Yes!
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How can you reason they cancelled Futurama in favour of Family Guy?

Family Guy was cancelled 2 years before Futurama and didn't return until 2 years after.
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I think Fox canceld Futurama to give Seth Macfarland his two show Family Guy and since it did so well anouther show American Dad which keeps falling after The Simpsons and Fox is giving Seth anouther show which looks really stupid "The Winner". Today the only great Fox Sunday show is The Simpsons and King Of The Hill the rest is garbage.
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Whoo Hoo!! I'm walking on sunshine!!! oh oh oh!!

I'm sooo excited this show is coming back, I have have all 4 seasons on dvd, and can't wait for fresh episodes. LOVE Bender.



hypnotoad does rule!!
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O MY GOODNESS...Ive been watching the same episodes of Futurama on adult swim and still lauph,I hope this will be just as good!!!
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Sweet Zombie Jesus!
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well i know y it got cancelled



the reason is funding
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i have all four seasons and am already looking forward to spending money on a fifth Oh Yeah!!!! CaNt WaIt ThAt LoNg
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why did they cancel this show to begin with? this proves that the network execs don't do enough research when they make decisions and don't recognize when they have a great show like Futurama! they better not cancel this after the 13 new shows... =D
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go futurama bring back the drinking robot bender
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i don't want to wait until 2008
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all hail glory to the hypnotoad!
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it all cool
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Futurama is gonna come back with a bang. I think it might do better on comedy central than adult swim. Adult Swim needs a make over

Zoiberg rules! wup!!WUp WUp
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I like what I found out on Wikipedia and Tv.com about the re-run in 2008. You may also want to know that straight-to-DVD movies are to be aired in 2007.
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Great news!

Futurama is an exelent show, i dont know why it was canceled in the first place..
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This is great. The one thing about animation is they can keep bringing it back. Unlike other tv shows that are cancelled and actors move on to other things or become older (for instance Freaks & Geeks)
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Can't it come sooner. I am trying not to over watch the re-runs so I don't get sick of them.
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i want to see what happens with Leela and Fry
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i love the fact that it goin on cc but i no they are not gonna play every night at the perfect time like AS .cc sould air the new ones and old ones but play them every night if not they should let AS play the old ones like they have bin



I CANT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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THIS IS THE BEST NEWS EVER
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IT IS BACK!!!
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One of the best animated shows ever created
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Yes!Yes!Yes! I rock... 2008?? oh well I don't care as long as we're getting it!!!
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Futurama is taking awhile for a couple reasons:

1- they need to write scripts, storyboard the scripts (animatics etc), then they need to voice it, animate it, and finally add computer graphics

2- Adult Swim's rights to Futurama aren't up until 2008



Finally, it's going to CC because CC outbid Adult Swim! Personally, I think CC will lead to more viewership for Futurama which I am all for! Fox just plain doesn't want to air it!
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Why doesn't Futurama return on Fox or Cartoon Network's Adult Swim. Plus, Why do we have to wait 'til 2008 to watch it. I know animation takes a while, a long, long while, but come on.
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you really just found out this month? wtf? i mean they announced it all the fricken time on AS for the last two solid months FUTURAMA COMING BACK! even though it won't be on AS it'll be on comedy central which in itself is ironic because dr hibbert made a reference to CC being a crappy network.
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Wu-wu-wu-wu-wuuuuuhhh!!!
"Now Zoidberg is the popular one!"

I cannot believe these awesome news. I kind of had given up hope for a revival.
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2008.. o_O
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Does anyone know an estimite of when it will be aired?
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I can't wait to see the new episodes. Futurama is the #1 on my list of best animations
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