Futurama Has Been Cancelled (Again)

By: Sean Patterson - April 22, 2013

Bad news, everyone.

Comedy Central had decided not to renew Futurama for another season, according to a report from Entertainment Weekly. The show’s final 13 episodes will begin airing on June 19 and run until September 4.

Futurama originally aired on network TV channel Fox from 1999 until 2003. The series was created by Simpsons creator Matt Groening, along with producer David Cohen. The show won many awards during its run, including an Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program for the episode “Roswell That Ends Well.” The show was cancelled by Fox and aired in syndication until 2007, when the first of four direct-to-video Futurama movies was released. In 2010, Comedy Central began airing all-new episodes of Futurama.

Groening told Entertainment Weekly that Futurama producers are waiting to see the reaction from fans while considering moving the show to a new home. He stated that it would “be a shame if we all went our separate ways.”

“I felt like we were already in the bonus round on these last couple of seasons, so I can’t say I was devastated by the news,” Cohen said to Entertainment Weekly. “It was what I had expected two years earlier. At this point I keep a suitcase by my office door so I can be cancelled at a moment’s notice.

“As I said three times before, this is definitely the absolute end of the show. I don’t know why nobody believes me when I say that.”

Sean Patterson

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  • That Guy 80’s style

    SUCKS! One of the only shows on the idiot box I enjoy watching. Smart, funny(without selling my soul for a laugh like other adult cartoons) and very touching and sweet. Some episodes make you say ahhhh at the end. Actually the only show that ever made me cry(episode 7 season 4 Jurassic Bark). I hope they find a new home.

    • elzar

      i guess you got that bone-itis fixed?

      seriously, i wish i had never read or seen this article…

      • elzar

        also, youre absolutely right, especially when you consider the fact that alot of the other animated shows are the same “abstract craziness” and settings, e.g. ALL of seth mcfarlane’s shows…

        • That Guy 80’s style

          yeah that’s pretty much who I’m talkin about. Didn’t want say it and have all the seth suckers leaving me all kinds of hate messages(have fun with that LOL). I hoping maybe Cartoon Network might pick them up but I don’t think this show is their style. Wanna know something funny, when I read your comment, the voice in my head is elzar’s. BAM! Take care.

      • That Guy 80’s style

        LOL yeah me too. Kinda put a damper on my day.

  • gouki

    they need to switch simpsons for futurama.

  • http://acidbathproductions.biz Acidhedz

    When are the corp-rats going to get it through their heads they don’t know what they’re doing? People love this show, and will continue to support it.

  • Samuel Ibarra

    i have been a fan since the very beginning like my parents before me when they watched the first epiodes of the simpons to the people who run Comedy Central please do something right and listen to your viewers

  • Michael Frederick

    Futurama was and is one of the best animated sitcoms ever created and I’m sorry to see it end. But perhaps it is better to end things now when the show’s humor is still fresh and cleverly written. There is nothing that sucks more than a worn-out comedy series where the same old jokes are repeated again and again, the characters and their catch phrases begin to irritate and the plot-line becomes so moronic that the viewers no longer feel entertained but instead their intelligence is being insulted. There’s an old adage in show business that advises entertainers to “always leave the audience wanting more.” Which is something that so many TV corporate executives fail to understand like those behind Happy Days, The Love Boat, Married With Children and The Brady Bunch.

  • Stephen

    Futurama is the best. You can’t cancel it. I need to watch this show so I can still have my childood imagination come back from time to time. I swear if they cancel it it will be 1 more nail in the TV BOX to a NO TV HOME.

  • Brian

    “One taste of the Zapper and they’ll come crawling back like sweet, sweet candy. BAM!” I will always be a fan of this show and continue to watch re-runs for as long as I can find them on TV. GREAT SHOW!!

  • sergio

    They need to cancel dumb shows like the Cleavland show and Bobs burgers, then add at least 15 new seasons of futurama

    • Rada

      You’re a moron…. Fox owns Bobs burgers and Cleveland…. They have no control over Futurama so saying they should cancel shows from a different network to keep this show up is beyond stupid. Please kill yourself.

  • Phyrwall

    Not again does Comedy Central think they’ve got enough of the best programming so bringing in Amy schumers new show is gonna pull in an all new group of viewers and if so for how long (let’s not forget nick swardsons short lived show )