In a striking resurrection, Comedy Central has ordered 26 new episodes of Matt Groening’s “Futurama.” The animated series about a present-day pizza delivery boy reanimated 1000 years in the future was originally canceled in 2003, but lived on in syndication and in four straight-to-DVD films that strengthened its cult appeal.
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. […]
“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.” [Ausiello]
Very cool news. I wasn’t a big fan of the show when it originally aired, but the DVDs have all been funny, so I’ll look forward to new episodes. What can I say, I love the concept of angry alcoholic robots.
Also, on a side note, I did an image search for “Futurama” without SafeSearch, and… wow. There is a lot of Futurama porn out there. I mean A LOT. No, more than that. However much you expect to see, triple it. Then multiply that number by ten. Nerds are horny.