Futurama Canceled Again

Comedy Central pulls plug after 7 seasons

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 22, 2013 2:05 PM CDT

(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."

This image released by Futurama TM and Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp shows Bender in Futurama: Bender's Big Score!
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)
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