Good news, everyone!* Our look into the year 3000 shall continue: Comedy Central has renewed the award-winning Futurama for a 26-episode, seventh season!
After the quick-witted, animated comedy was unceremoniously canceled by Fox (as the greatest shows often are), Comedy Central revived Futurama in 2008 in the form of four direct-to-DVD movies, constituting the series’ fifth season. Last year, Futurama was renewed for a standard-format sixth season, which lead to network’s highest rated Thursday night in Comedy Central’s history. It’s no wonder why the comedy network is so keen to stay friendly with series’ creators, Matt Groening and David X. Cohen.
The second half of season six is slated for this summer, with the first 13 episodes of season seven airing in 2012 and the latter half in 2013.
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