6/18/2009

"Shut up baby, I know it!"
EW reports that Comedy Central is bringing Futurama back with 26 new episodes in mid-2010.  The studio cites the success of the DVDs and reruns as the reason for bringing it back.

"When we brought back Family Guy several years ago, everyone said that it was a once in a lifetime thing -- that canceled series stay canceled and cannot be revived," 20th Century Fox TV Chairmen Gary Newman and Dana Walden said in a joint statement. "But Futurama was another series that fans simply demanded we bring back, and we couldn’t have been happier when Matt and David agreed that there were many more stories yet to tell." 

While the first movie was very funny ("Futurama: Bender's Big Score"), I actually was disappointed in the second ("Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs"). I still haven't seen the third or fourth films ("Bender's Game" and "Into the Wild Green Yonder").  That said, the humor has held up very well considering it first aired in 1999. None of it feels dated or exclusionary and still makes us laugh.

Best news we've heard in a long time.
Futurama Returns!


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1 comments:

Monkey Migraine said...

I agree. Awesome news. Not entirely surprised, except the fact that it took them so long. I actually thought "Beast With A Billion Backs" was pretty funny. Great premise. And the original series does hold up, considering how long it's been. Go, Bender! Go, Bender!

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