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23rd June 2006 14:50  #1

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Futurama Coming to Comedy Central
From Comingsoon.net:

Comedy Central Resurrects Futurama
Source: Variety June 23, 2006


Comedy Central has resurrected the former Fox series Futurama, ordering 13 episodes to debut in 2008. The deal builds upon the cable channel's acquisition of the 72-episode library last fall.

Discussions about a revival of the half-hour began in earnest earlier this year between Futurama producer 20th Century Fox Television and series creators Matt Groening and David X. Cohen.

Actors Billy West, Katey Sagal and John DiMaggio are onboard for the new episodes that will continue the story of the pizza delivery boy, accidentally frozen for 1,000 years, who wakes up in the future.

Futurama has traveled a course similar to that of animated series Family Guy, which also was cancelled and later brought back after DVD releases and off-network repeats grew a new fanbase

23rd June 2006 16:38  #2

Stephen Etherton Member Join Date: October 2003 Location: United States Posts: 706
This is some great news.  I love this show.  

23rd June 2006 16:40  #3

Dustin Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United States Posts: 553 Send a message via AIM to Dustin
Good news, indeed.

23rd June 2006 19:42  #4

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
I wonder how long it will last.  They have only ordered 13 episodes and it won't debut until 2008.

24th June 2006 1:14  #5

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,457 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Ahem...Futurama is better than Family Guy AND The Simpsons.

24th June 2006 2:14  #6

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Gabe Powers wrote: Ahem...Futurama is better than Family Guy AND The Simpsons.I don't like the Simpsons, but no way is Futurama better than Family Guy.

24th June 2006 4:32  #7

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
I really should comment! But I am already in my pajamas...

24th June 2006 4:35  #8

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
Tony DeFrancisco wrote: ...but no way is Futurama better than Family Guy.
That statement's funnier than both shows combined.

15th September 2006 19:03  #9

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0471711/

Direct-to-DVD Movie "Bender's Big Score". Thought I'd let people know.

16th September 2006 2:59  #10

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Gabe Powers wrote: Ahem...Futurama is better than Family Guy AND The Simpsons.Wow - you scare me Gabe Shocked

16th September 2006 3:25  #11

Tigerclaw Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 493 Send a message via MSN to Tigerclaw
Family Guy is my Favourite
Futurama and The Simpsons are equal in my taste.

16th September 2006 16:26  #12

Edgeworth Member Join Date: July 2004 Location: United States Posts: 256 Send a message via AIM to Edgeworth Send a message via MSN to Edgeworth
Gabe Powers wrote: Ahem...Futurama is better than Family Guy AND The Simpsons.

I've never felt much for Family guy or the Simpsons, but I can't think of one Futurama episode I didn't laugh out loud. A great show, it is.

18th September 2006 14:39  #13

Stephen Etherton Member Join Date: October 2003 Location: United States Posts: 706
This rocks.  My wife loves this show as much as I do.  Whatever happened to the averaging of 22 episodes of a season?  Why do I predict buying a 13 episode season on DVD in the future at the same price as my 4 volumes of full seasons I already own?  The practice is bugging me already.
Yes, I will get it, but I think they are wrong to do it this way.

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