Futurama Canceled Again
Comedy Central pulls plug after 7 seasons
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Apr 22, 2013 2:05 PM CDT
This image released by Futurama TM and Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp shows Bender in "Futurama: Bender's Big Score!"   (AP Photo/Futurama TM/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp, Matt Groening)

(Newser) – Bad news, everyone! Comedy Central has decided to make Futurama a thing of the past once more, EW reports. The second half of season 7—a 13-episode set beginning June 19—will be the last new adventures for Fry and friends, with the final episode set to air Sept. 4. Of course, this marks the show's second cancellation; it first got the axe from Fox in 2003, before Comedy Central resurrected it in 2010.

"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," executive producer David X. Cohen says. "At this point I keep a suitcase by my office door so I can be canceled at a moment’s notice." Could the show be resurrected yet again? Creator Matt Groening says they've been looking into a few possibilities, but haven't seriously pursued any of them yet. "We’re catching our breath and seeing what the fans have to say."

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jgarbuz
Apr 27, 2013 3:51 PM CDT
Loved the show, certainly one of the better things on TV, but the writing had indeed deteriorated lately. One of the three shows I looked forward to watching, along with the Simpsons and Monk. Now I can only watch back issues of those on Hulu or Netflix. Sad.
sat5360
Apr 26, 2013 3:04 PM CDT
THE ONLY SHOW I WATCH ON COMEDY CENTRAL TOO BAD.
JuliaP
Apr 23, 2013 11:37 AM CDT
I love this show! I am looking forward to the new episodes and hope that maybe third time will be the charm? Otherwise, long may it live in re-runs! :)