|New Episodes on Comedy Central|
Good news, everyone!
Awesomeness wins again. Futurama, one of Fox’s many incredible-yet-cancelled shows, has been revived. New episodes are set to start playing this June on Comedy Central.
Created by Matt Groening (Simpsons) and David X. Cohen, Futurama, set in the year 3000, follows the misadventures and hijinks of Philip J. Fry, a bumbling loser who found himself 1000 years in future after an accidental cryogenic freezing during Y2K, and his coworkers, a veritable bevy of hilarious characters and lovable scamps.
The Emmy-Award-winning show is the second of Fox’s cancelled animated shows that beat the near-insurmountable odds to un-cancellation. Family Guy, spurred by DVD sales, was the first animated show to beat the eviction notice, but Futurama‘s phoenix rise was brought mainly by the hand of the people at Comedy Central.
After a short, but successful stint on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, Comedy Central acquired the syndication rights to Futurama‘s first four seasons, which saw even more ratings success. After launching the four straight-to-DVD movies (which each were split into four episodes and is now labeled the fifth season), the comedy network wanted more.
Last June, Fox and Comedy Central nailed down the deal to produce up to 26 new episodes of a brand new sixth season of Futurama, and the result of that deal is finally coming to fruition.
I can’t put into words how excited I am. I love this show. I mean, any show that can put the sentence
Look, this is going to be one hell of a bowel movement. He’ll be lucky if he has any bones left.
in a story and have it make sense to the plot is a-ok in my book. Plus, the amount of math nerd jokes in there fills the quota in such a way that I can’t help but smile.