In what may be the most anticipated animated return to television since Family Guy, Futurama finally debuts brand new episodes on Comedy Central (Thursday, 10/9c).
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This, without a doubt, is Bender's biggest score. Comedy Central has ordered 26 new episodes of Futurama, the animated comedy that ran from 1999 to 2003 on Fox.
Series creators Matt Groening and David X. Cohen are currently working on scripts for the new episodes, which will premiere on the cabler in mid-2010 and be dispersed over two seasons.
Strong DVD sales of the first four seasons plus a quartet of made-for-DVD movies — coupled with solid ratings from Comedy Central-aired reruns — are to credit for the toon's revival.
Citing the studio's previous success in plucking Family Guy from the ashes, 20th Century Fox TV chairman Gary Newman told the Hollywood Reporter, "Futurama was another series that fans ...read more