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Why was it cancelled?

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    and789

    [1]Jun 15, 2006
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    Does anybody know why FOX cancelled the show ??

    and789

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    DarkAcolyte

    [2]Jun 15, 2006
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    they cancelled it because they are idiots, hopefully strong sales of the upcoming movie dvds will lead along the lines of family guy and they will re-instate the series, so all you pirates out there go buy the dvds
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    Smeagol001

    [3]Jun 15, 2006
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    They Cancelled both Futurama and Family Guy to make room for alot of new shows, which infact most of them go down the toilet in their first season.  For Cancelling both shows and have all the new ones sucking, I guess that what goes around comes around for Fox, atleast they brought back Family Guy and hopefully bring back Futurama.
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    and789

    [4]Jun 15, 2006
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    I personally love futurama and honestly family guy is stupid, but they won't bring back futurama it's been gone for to long, it's like bringing back leave it to beaver.
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    hmnut7

    [5]Jun 15, 2006
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    Plus this is the second time it's been cancelled. The episode with the cast of Star Trek, that was the first time it was cancelled. Bender even makes a comment about "Another Science Fictions show cut down in it's prime." I just don't see them bring it back for a third time.
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    TheGBAman

    [6]Jun 15, 2006
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    But, im sorta glad it was cancelled, if they dragged it on, it would have ended up like Simpsons.
    They ended it before it became crap.

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    and789

    [7]Jun 15, 2006
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    If you hate futurama and the simpsons then you shouldn't be on a website for normal people who enjoy the show.
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    danigro89

    [8]Jun 15, 2006
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    hmnut7 wrote:
    Plus this is the second time it's been cancelled. The episode with the cast of Star Trek, that was the first time it was cancelled. Bender even makes a comment about "Another Science Fictions show cut down in it's prime." I just don't see them bring it back for a third time.

    It was only cancelled once. Fox put it on hiatus in April 2002 ending the 4th season with "Where no fan has gone before." While Futurama wasn't cancelled, Fox just stopped ordering new episodes. If it were cancelled in April 2002 then they wouldn't have shown the 5th seasons worth of episodes in 2002-2003, but Fox did air them so technically it was only cancelled once.

    The reason it was cancelled was the fact that it got low ratings and Fox moved the show around a lot. FOX just didn't understand Futurama so it was cancelled for pretty much the same reasons that Family Guy was. However it could comeback like Family Guy did. Since, Futurama DVDs sold well and it gets high ratings on Adult Swim.

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    jimbo_001

    [9]Jun 15, 2006
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    Fox are idiots - simple as that. Futurama is one of the funniest shows ever and it was cancelled because Foc didn't understand it. There were technically four seasons but Fox split them up and aired them as five and cancelled it after the episodes of the technically-fourth season were shown. Thank god the movies are coming out though - they should be good.
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    SimpsonFan0505

    [10]Jun 16, 2006
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    On the simpsons someone said something bad about fox and Fox cancelled Futurama the next day R.I.P
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    danigro89

    [11]Jun 16, 2006
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    SimpsonFan0505 wrote:
    On the simpsons someone said something bad about fox and Fox cancelled Futurama the next day R.I.P

    What episode of The Simpsons was it?

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    siversonicboom

    [12]Jun 16, 2006
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    I dont thik futurama will come back until the simpsons are gone.

    If the movies are good enough and bring in alot of $money$ then maybe fox will relise it's

    Mistake. The high DVD sales dont seam to be enough. those people are morons

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    cj4815162342

    [13]Jun 17, 2006
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    the simpsons and futurama both make fun of fox all the time..its a good thing too..who in their right mind would cancel futurama?
    favourite fox bashing quote

    Tv guy- Oh no, you knocked fox off the air!
    Fry- oh like anyone on earth cares..
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    Scopeless

    [14]Jun 17, 2006
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    The reason it was getting low ratings on FOX is because FOX gave it the not-so-coveted timeslot right after football in the fall.  Those games tend to run too long, so you miss half of the episode, or in the case of overtime games, you miss the whole thing.  FOX should really learn to put reruns on after football so it's not that bad if something gets bumped off.

    In related news, The War At Home is in the timeslot after football and it's not that good to begin with so...

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    sophistiquated

    [15]Jun 17, 2006
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    Mainly the cost. The cost wouldn't have been as much of an issue if they got higher ratings though. Oh well, it had a good run and at least it never jumped the shark . I would like it to return though.
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    hsimpson44

    [16]Jun 17, 2006
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    Futurama hasn't been gone that long. It had episode is 2003. Family Guy was gone longer than that beofore it cam back.
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    MattFan

    [17]Jun 17, 2006
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    "If you hate futurama and the simpsons then you shouldn't be on a website for normal people who enjoy the show."

    He did not say anything bad about Futurama, he said something bad about the simpsons, and this is not their board. 

    Edited on 06/17/2006 7:57pm
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    Smeagol001

    [18]Jun 19, 2006
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    MattFan wrote:

    "If you hate futurama and the simpsons then you shouldn't be on a website for normal people who enjoy the show."

    He did not say anything bad about Futurama, he said something bad about the simpsons, and this is not their board. 

    Also, these forums are designed to talk about why you like or hate the show and other things related to the show

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    JazzyOne06

    [19]Jun 20, 2006
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    They need to bring it back because both were really good.
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    InvaderVAL

    [20]Jun 20, 2006
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    Because....they don't understand good telivision programs.......or it got low ratings. Don't ask me how that works.
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