Futurama Has Been Cancelled (Again)
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.”