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Futurama: Series Returning, Season Seven Renewal Expected

FuturamaThe future is looking good for fans of Comedy Central’s Futurama. Back in June 2009, the cable channel announced the revival of the long-cancelled animated series for 26 new installments. The first half of that order began running last June as season six. The second baker’s dozen of episodes are now expected to start running this June 23rd as season seven the second half of season six.

The animated series was a big hit for Comedy Central last summer and according to Katey Sagal, who voices one-eyed Leela, Futurama has been renewed for season eight. On the red carpet for the DGA Awards, the actress told Vulture, “Futurama just got ordered again for another season… I don’t know if I’m supposed to say that yet. But it just did.”

It turns out that Sagal was a bit premature because the deal hasn’t been closed just yet. Futurama’s studio, 20th Century Fox, has been talking to the voice actors to make sure they’re up for more and Comedy Central has indicted that they indeed want additional installments. No formal negotiations have taken place yet but that could change very quickly, especially if Comedy Central wants a new season to air over the summer of 2012.

What do you think? Looking forward to seeing more Futurama? How long do you think it’ll go on?

NOTE: A January 2011 press release indicated that the last 26 episode order was for seasons six and seven. Now, it seems they are calling them seasons 6A and 6B. The new order is for seasons 7A and 7B.

 

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LYN February 8, 2011 at 9:17 am

It lacks the humor of the original episodes. With the exception of two, The Duh-Vinci Code and Clockwork Origin, they have just become too raunchy to watch. Comedy Central has turned a fun animated series into a sleazy piss-poor copy of South Park.

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Chris in DC February 9, 2011 at 4:53 pm

“good news everyone”
The last season was the smartest and most moving season yet! Keepem comin!!!

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CJL February 7, 2011 at 9:21 pm

I like this show as much as the Simpsons. I hope it stays ont he air for a few more decades.

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RJ February 4, 2011 at 2:03 pm

i an so ready to see more episodes of the show. Last summer they where really good and i would love to see more of them. The only thing is that the voice actors would want another pay raise to be on, so that might take longer to get an announcement out. I’m so glad that this show has been doing good for Comedy Central, and i knew it would. FOX shouldn’t have sacrificed this show, and if they didn’t, and it stayed at 8:30 on Sunday nights where it had its pilot and never moved, the show would still be on FOX.

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Kat February 4, 2011 at 12:11 pm

I love watching this show, even when it’s not at the top of its game. :) It’s amazing how it’s come back like this, with the original voice actors and everything. One of the few TV miracles there have been (that it came back like that, not the show itself, although the show is great, too, hah).

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roger samuel February 4, 2011 at 11:15 am

im so glad its back fox shouldnt cancelled futurama in the first place an they should run futurama long as they feel they can have enough good materiel to keep it going

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