It's official: 'Futurama' is reborn!
Jun 9, 2009, 05:20 PM | by Michael Ausiello
Holy Bender Bending Rodríguez!
Six years after getting axed by Fox, Futurama
is being resurrected on Comedy Central.
A spokesperson for 20th Century Fox Television confirms that the cable net has ordered 26 new
episodes of Matt Groening and David X. Cohen's late, great animated series to air beginning in 2010. The studio cites Futurama
's "blockbuster" performance on DVD and in reruns on Comedy Central as the reason for its rebirth.
... sound familiar?
"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."
Adds Groening: "We’re thrilled Futurama
is coming back. We now have only 25,766 episodes to make before we catch up with Bender and Fry in the year 3000."
I have a hunch Groening isn't the only one doing a happy dance.