The long running series, albeit on numerous stations, has been cancelled by Comedy Central but the new episodes scheduled for this summer will be aired as planned. In a statement that reeks of Zoidberg’s mating glands, here is what CC had to say:
“Futurama” rockets into space for the (second) final time as the Emmy® Award-winning series will conclude its long history with this summer’s all-new season. The thirteen-episode summer run will premiere on COMEDY CENTRAL with back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, June 19 at 10:00 p.m. with the emotional series finale scheduled for September 4. Special guest stars for the final season include Larry Bird, Dan Castellaneta, Sarah Silverman, George Takei, Adam West and Burt Ward. The show’s entire original voice cast will be returning. Including the yet-to-air season, this will bring the total number of episodes in “Futurama’s” storied history to 140.
Somebody needs to send some of those network executives to planet Amazonia have have them experience death by Snu-Snu, even they don’t even deserve a death that glorious. Series creator and The Simpsons legend Matt Groening had a nice, respectable response to the cancellation and the future of Fururama:
“We’ve been in this situation before and it’s tempting when you’re doing episodes that are as good or better than anything you’ve ever done to continue doing it,” Groening tells EW. “It’d be a shame if we all went our separate ways.
“We would love to continue. We have many more stories to tell. But if we don’t, this is a really great way to go out. I think these episodes are the best ones we’ve ever done.”
Fry cannot die. Keep Futurama alive, Matt. Or at the very least create a Zapp Brannigan spin-off. The NIMBUS must live on.