TV & FILM
bill-swift - April 24, 2013
I hate to be the bearer of bad news to you Futurama fans out there, but your show got cancelled. Again. Comedy Central announced this morning that the upcoming 7th season of the cult hit will be its last. Starting June 19, you'll have only 13 more chances to watch Fry, Bender, and the rest of the Planet Express gang take part in whacky 31st century hijinks.
Of course, half of you reading this probably didn't even realize the show was still running. You probably just assumed that the episodes you would stumble across from time to time were the same repeats that had been playing on basic cable since Fox first cancelled the show in 2003. They weren't, though. After performing well in re-runs and on DVD, Comedy Central ordered new episodes of Futurama in 2007...then a few more after that...and a few more after that.
But now the show is ending for good. Probably. The way things work today you never really know. The fans of Jericho mailed 20 tons of peanuts to CBS headquarters and got their show saved...until CBS realized that "people who mail peanuts to television stations" isn't a demographic that appeals to advertisers and cancelled it again.
In any case, R.I.P. Futurama.
H/T – [Entertainment Weekly]
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