Comedy Central Cancels Futurama

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Comedy Central has decided not to renew Futurama. The final 13 episodes, which represent the second half of season 7, begin airing on June 19 at 10 p.m. The series finale will air September 4.

Futurama is no stranger to cancellation. The series first aired from 1999 to 2003 on Fox before being canceled. Futurama was relaunched in 2007 with four direct-to-DVD movies that Comedy Central ran in half-hour increments as a 16-episode fifth season in 2008-09. Comedy Central subsequently ordered a sixth season of 26 episodes, which aired in 2010-11, and a seventh season of 26 episodes, the first half of which debuted in 2012.

Creator Matt Groening said in a statement, “I’m very proud of the upcoming season. If this is indeed the end of ‘Futurama,’ it’s a fantastic finish to a good, long run.” Dave Bernath, the network’s executive vice president of program strategy and multiprogramming, said in his own tongue-in-cheek statement: “Having the opportunity to bring ‘Futurama’ back for 52 episodes over these last four years has been a thrill for all of us at Comedy Central. The upcoming season promises to be the best final season of ‘Futurama’ yet.”

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One Response to Comedy Central Cancels Futurama

  1. WHY???? NOOO! Oh, well. I’ll get over it….as long as The Office doesn’t end. *checks OfficeTally* NOOOO! …..I have a bad sense of humor.

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