Monday, April 22, 2013

Adios Futurama

For the second (or third?) time.

Comedy Central announced Monday that animated series Futurama would not be renewed for any additional seasons.

The final season premieres June 19 at 10 p.m. with the series finale slated for Sept. 4.

Futurama initially aired on Fox from 1999-2003, before being canceled. Comedy Central revived the series in 2007 with four straight-to-DVD movies before ordering two more seasons in 2010, which aired over four years. By the end of its run, Futurama will have aired for seven seasons.

Futurama has long been overshadowed by its older sibling The Simpsons, but it's owned a loyal (if smaller) following.

This sci fi cartoon is the Matt Groening show that the Animation Guild has failed to organize. So we are batting .500 as far as Matthew's creative works are concerned: YES on The Simpsons. NO on Futurama.


Chris Sobieniak said...

Well, I suppose it's been nice we got something new out of Comedy Central's willingness to let it continue like it did.

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