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Futurama: Animated Series Renewed for Seasons 7A and 7B

IMAGEComedy Central is ensuring that Futurama has a future. The cable channel has renewed the formerly-cancelled animated series for two more 13 episode seasons, reports EW.

In June 2009, Comedy Central announced that they were ordering 26 all-new installments of Futurama. The first 13 ran last June as season six “6A” and the second half is scheduled to begin airing this June 23rd as season seven “6B.”

Last month, actress Katey Sagal jumped the gun and said that Comedy Central had ordered another season of Futurama. Apparently Comedy Central had indicated they wanted another round but the deals hadn’t been worked out yet. Now, it appears they’ve ordered two more seasons.

If Comedy Central follows their usual schedule, new episodes of Futurama will keep coming through the summer of 2013.

What do you think? Are you glad to hear Futurama will be around through 2013? Are the new episodes as good as the originals?

UPDATE: We initially reported the two season renewal would be seasons eight and nine because a January 2011 press release indicated that Comedy Central’s initial 26 episode order was for seasons six and seven. Now, it seems they are calling them seasons 6A and 6B instead. The latest order will be for seasons 7A and 7B.


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roger March 25, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Futurama is my favorite show im glad its back on an got another season but the only problem i have is they take 4 movies an cut them up an call it a season what a bunch of crap this is. but i cant wait for the new episodes to start go Futurama!!


Kiel March 25, 2011 at 10:15 am

“and the second half is scheduled to begin airing this June 23rd as season seven.”

Are you sure? Isn’t it that the second half is from season six? And that makes that Futurama is renewed for season Seven and Eight. That’s if I have to believe IMDB & Co.


admin March 25, 2011 at 11:31 am

@Kiel: Comedy Central sent out a press release in January describing last summer’s as season six and next summer’s as season seven.


Kiel March 25, 2011 at 10:21 pm

Ok, thanks!


Kat March 24, 2011 at 7:52 pm

I’m happy; this is great news. Even if the quality continues to decline, I wouldn’t mind seeing it twenty years from now, ala The Simpsons, heh.


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