Six years after getting axed by Fox, Futurama is being resurrected on Comedy Central.
A spokesperson for 20th Century Fox Television confirms that the cable net has ordered 26 new episodes of Matt Groening and David X. Cohen’s late, great animated series to air beginning in 2010. The studio cites Futurama’s “blockbuster” performance on DVD and in reruns on Comedy Central as the reason for its rebirth.
Hmmm… sound familiar?
“When we brought back Family Guy several years ago, everyone
said that it was a once in a lifetime thing – that canceled series
stay canceled and cannot be revived,” 20th Century Fox TV Chairmen Gary
Newman and Dana Walden said in a joint statement. “But Futurama
was another series that fans simply demanded we bring back, and we
couldn’t have been happier when Matt and David agreed that there were
many more stories yet to tell.”
Adds Groening: “We’re thrilled Futurama is coming back. We now have only 25,766 episodes to make before we catch up with Bender and Fry in the year 3000.”
I have a hunch Groening isn’t the only one doing a happy dance. (That’s your cue to start filling up the comments section.)