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Futurama: Ending with Season Seven (Official)

Futurama canceledAs previously reported, Comedy Central has decided to cancel Futurama after season seven. The last episode will air on September 4th.

Here’s the press release, which offers additional details:

“FUTURAMA” BLASTS INTO ITS FINAL FRONTIER…. AGAIN! FINAL SEASON OF THE EMMY(R) AWARD-WINNING COMEDY SERIES TO PREMIERE WEDNESDAY JUNE 19, 2013 AT 10:00 P.M.

Series Finale Slated for September 4

Guest Stars for the Final Season Include Larry Bird, Dan Castellaneta, Sarah Silverman, George Takei, Adam West and Burt Ward

Final Season Celebration Kicks Off with 50 Day “Countdown to Futurama” Leading up to the Season Premiere on Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Fans Can Visit ComedyCentral.com to Get Web-Exclusive Content, Including Episode Previews, Exclusive Interviews and More

NEW YORK, April 22, 2013 – “Futurama” rockets into space for the (second) final time as the Emmy(R) Award-winning series will conclude its long history with this summer’s all-new season. The thirteen-episode summer run will premiere on COMEDY CENTRAL with back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, June 19 at 10:00 p.m. with the emotional series finale scheduled for September 4. Special guest stars for the final season include Larry Bird, Dan Castellaneta, Sarah Silverman, George Takei, Adam West and Burt Ward. The show’s entire original voice cast will be returning. Including the yet-to-air season, this will bring the total number of episodes in “Futurama’s” storied history to 140.

“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,” said creator and Executive Producer Matt Groening.

“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,” said Dave Bernath, EVP Program Strategy & Multi Programming.

COMEDY CENTRAL will celebrate the final season of “Futurama” with a host of bonus content on cc.com including weekly episode previews, highlights and photo galleries featuring concept artwork from the upcoming episodes. The site also contains clips from the entire library of “Futurama” episodes and features exclusive interviews with the show’s cast, as well as with Matt Groening and David X. Cohen, plus a “making of an episode” mini-documentary. Later this month, COMEDY CENTRAL will begin its summer-long celebration of the final season with the launch of “Countdown to Futurama” on Facebook, where its fan base has grown from one million “likes” prior to its 2010 resurrection on COMEDY CENTRAL to over 26 million “likes” today, making it one of the top television pages on Facebook. The “Countdown” celebration will feature new and exclusive content daily, including clips, episode stills, character designs and more. In addition, the celebration will extend to the COMEDY CENTRL Tumblr which will offer a “Futurama Fanarama” feature spotlighting fan tributes to the series and its final season.

First airing on FOX from 1999-2003, “Futurama” was brought back in 2007 with four direct-to-DVD movies that subsequently aired as 30-minute episodes on COMEDY CENTRAL. Based on their success, COMEDY CENTRAL ordered new seasons of the series which made a triumphant return to television in June 2010. Over the course of its storied run, “Futurama” has earned six Emmy(R) Awards–including two Outstanding Animated Program, seven Annie Awards, two Environmental Media Awards and two Writer’s Guild of America Awards.

“Futurama,” created by Matt Groening, developed by Matt Groening and David X. Cohen, is produced by The Curiosity Company in association with 20th Century Fox Television.

20th Century Fox Television, a division of News Corp, is a leading supplier of entertainment content domestically and around the world.

 

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salted August 20, 2013 at 6:13 pm

I really liked the original show, yet even if I haven’t watched all the newer episodes since the comeback, from what I’ve seen I thought the second run was markedly weaker. The storylines seemed more dumbed down and did not relate to the characters or the world created in the original show. Most of the episodes could have been cast with any other generic set of “cartoon” along with the tiresome amount of pop culture references that are almost always forced and not nearly as thought out as they once were. Perhaps I am off base and missed some gems these last couple years, but I’d like to remember the show for what it once was.

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Hunter April 24, 2013 at 8:00 pm

That’s not good news at all; I love Futurama. I didn’t find out about the shows cancelation until I got to work at yesterday afternoon. I hope Futrama gets picked up on another network, but if it doesn’t, I’m happy to have the entire series recorded.

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Bethany April 23, 2013 at 4:32 am

I have watched every single episode and mini-movie ever made of this show. I have been eagerly awaiting future episodes and seasons only to hear that once again it has been canceled. I suppose they had to make room for more Daily Shows or something that I would NEVER in a million years tune into. Oh well, another station opens up my options to watch other stations’ shows. I swear, I thought they were in this business to make money and keep/get viewers. Clearly I was wrong. Brickleberry is a good addition, but if they lose that or South Park I won’t have any reason at all to watch this channel any more. And I was an avid fan for years and years.

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The Blue Rose April 22, 2013 at 11:23 pm

I would LOVE it if Matt Groening tried another series. Fox needs more than 4 shows for Animation Domination

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