Futurama was cancelled after four seasons on the FOX network. But, because of the popularity of the show in syndication and on DVD, the characters were revived for four made-for-DVD movies. They’ve been broken up and are currently airing as a fifth season on Comedy Central. Though the last installment provides some closure for the characters, series creator Matt Groening says the door was purposely left open for future exploits.
Would you like to see Fry and his friends return for more space-age adventures? If so, let the execs know. There are a few things you can do.
Tell your friends and family members to tune in and watch the series on Comedy Central. If that’s not possible, encourage them to watch online. Maybe one of them is secretly a “Nielsen family” or knows one.
If possible, buy the DVDs and encourage your local rental store to do the same. Disc sales were a big factor in the show being revived the first time.
Write to Fox and Comedy Central. Let them know how you feel but, keep it civil. Everyone responds best to courtesy.
Sign the petition below and let the execs know you’ve signed it. Spread the word and ask others to do the same.
To: 20th Century Fox Television, Matt Groening, and Comedy Central
We, the undersigned, have faithfully watched and enjoyed the Futurama TV show and movies. They are outrageous, irreverent, inventive, and hilarious — all of the qualities that one could want in an animated series.
We ask that you please continue producing new installments of Fry, Bender, and the rest — in made-for-DVD movies, new episodes, or better yet, both. The sales of Futurama DVDs have proven that we, as an audience, financially support this enjoyable show and are ready for more.
Please take advantage of this opportunity and produce additional installments.
Thank you for your consideration.
Image courtesy 20th Century Fox Television.