Why was Futurama cancelled?

Well, I just finished watching the Futurama season one set, and I ask myself, why the hell was this show cancelled? Were the rating's for it that bad or did Matt Groening just want to move on to something else?

The show's fantastic. Much better than The Simpsons first season, IMHO. Hell, to be honest, I think I may even like it better than The Simpsons.

I know there are a lot of episodes I've missed, because of moving to swing shift on the job awhile back, so I can't wait for the rest of the seasons to come out. I'm thrilled to see that season two will be out in Sept.

They kept changing the night it was on so it could never build a large audience.

That and it really slipped in the quality department. Half the time it''s pre-empted for football, I''d say it was the Fox Network''s ugly stepchild, but that tends to be true of every show except those which people are treated poorly and voted into obscurity, where something attacks something else on video, or where women with large breasts drive fast cars through gaping plot holes.

where women with large breasts drive fast cars through gaping plot holes.

I''m listening...

Yeah man! What show are you talking about? TELL US!

That would be Fastlane.

"Elysium" wrote:

That and it really slipped in the quality department. Half the time it''s pre-empted for football, I''d say it was the Fox Network''s ugly stepchild, but that tends to be true of every show except those which people are treated poorly and voted into obscurity, where something attacks something else on video, or where women with large breasts drive fast cars through gaping plot holes.

I think the theory on that is if the breasts are large enough and moving fast enough then the views can''t actually see the plot holes do to time space disturbances in the libido sector.

I never got to watch it much when it was on but I have been catching it on Cartoon network adult swim, make for a few good laughs before going to sleep.

Id have to agree with Elysium, Futurama took a nose dive in quality later on. Im still not glad they canned it, but its sorta like cancelling Family Guy. When the show starts to go down in quality, either get it back up or get off the air. Of course, they didnt really get a choice

A little off the topic but Fox was a great channel early on. They really moved the borders of TV. You may not have liked Married with Children, Simpsons ect. but ya have to give them credit for pushing the envlope.

However, much like MTV, ya start to get lazy and fall back on formulas and so on. I agree that Fox is mostly a pos now, but FX (Fox''s other channel, I''m guessing?) is starting to do now what Fox once did. The Shield and one of my new favorites Lucky (check it out) with some other stuff is fresh and new. Hopefully FX will keep picking up some of this stuff and lose the crap.

But then again, HBO series still have my rapt attention. Can''t wait for Carnvile (sp) to come out in the fall.

I think this quote says it all

Homer: This Friday we're going back to the woods and we're going to find that alien!
Bart: What if we don't?
Homer: We'll fake it and sell to the Fox network.
Bart; (Laughing) They'll buy ANYTHING
Homer: Now son they do a lot of quality programming too.
(Both of them burst into laughter)

Jeez, I didn''t realize the show''s quality went donw hill at the end. Like I said I had missed most of the last two seasons because of work.

I missed most of the last two seasons because I never knew when it was on

"baggachipz" wrote:

I missed most of the last two seasons because I never knew when it was on :x

yeah it''s sad when even Reply can''t figure out when the record it because of the contestant last minute shuffling.