Futurama - New Season Coming in 2010

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Previously, in another thread:

SommerMatt wrote:
BadKen wrote:

http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2009/06/...

A spokesperson for 20th Century Fox Television confirms that [Comedy Central] has ordered 26 new episodes of Matt Groening and David X. Cohen's late, great animated series to air beginning in 2010.

I suggest retitling the thread. :)

This should have its own thread, really.

I agree. Not enough people would read the thread about the latest movie.

Another article on the resurrection of Futurama as a TV series eight years after it's cancellation:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/ente...

Discuss and rejoice.

The Space Pope approves !!

Good news everyone!

I am excited. As long as it doesn't go the way of Family Guy I will remain thrilled.

This news fills me with hope. And some other emotions that are weird and deeply confusing.

Good Ne....oh wait, that's been said already.

I'll settle for a not entirely unrelated Woohoo!

Wooooooo!
Death by Snu Snu for everyone!

Huzzah!

Someone must have struck a deal with the robot devil.

IMAGE(http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/2103/futuramasnusnugi6.gif)

(huge thanks to whoever posted that earlier this year)

Bam!

Still watch the first four seasons regularly to this day, so I'm really pleased to hear we'll be getting some more proper futurama. The feature-lengths were great but I felt they never lived up to the shows - there were plenty of ideas in them that would have made a nice selection of 20 min episodes but in the feature-length format they just came across as trying very hard as opposed to the effortless smarts futurama should be all about.

I will be most glad to see the return of the Bender we all know and worship.

Probably the best news I've heard in months...

I'm nervous. We're not supposed to live in a universe of justice, yet this is clearly a sign that we do!

WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF TOMORROW.

Victory through DVD sales!

Good news, everyone!

Awesome. Awesome to the max.

Huzzah!

I'm glad they'll be getting back to the half-hour format. It must be hard to come up with four-parter after four-parter.

Yet again Fox reaps what it destroys. Note to future greats: Yes I know it's "Network TV", but this isn't 1959- and and only those who were alive then care about it. If it's good, the people will find it and throw money your way. Or you could put it on Fox, and get to tell your snooty Hollywood friends that you have a Network TV show for however long as it takes Fox to cancel it. You know- whatever.

I want to shout this news from the rooftops! Perhaps I'll breed some sort of Albino Shouting Gorilla...

I just hope it doesn't succumb to the same fate as Family Guy. I know there are those who will disagree with me, but in my opinion pre-cancellation Family Guy is about 1,742 times funnier than post-cancellation Family Guy.

Minarchist wrote:

I just hope it doesn't succumb to the same fate as Family Guy. I know there are those who will disagree with me, but in my opinion pre-cancellation Family Guy is about 1,742 times funnier than post-cancellation Family Guy.

Just doing the math really quick....need my calculator... 0 times 1742 equals....

Bite my shiny metal ass.

I'm also glad this Futurama thread lacks a certain image from the last one.

Happy...Happy...Joy...Joy

Have been waiting for it to actually happen for a while, haven't they been saying this since last year?? Can't wait for it.

wordsmythe wrote:

I'm also glad this Futurama thread lacks a certain image from the last one.

I can fix that.

So is posting an image of Seymour like the Godwin of Futurama threads?

Captain_Arrrg wrote:

I'm glad they'll be getting back to the half-hour format. It must be hard to come up with four-parter after four-parter.

Yet again Fox reaps what it destroys. Note to future greats: Yes I know it's "Network TV", but this isn't 1959- and and only those who were alive then care about it. If it's good, the people will find it and throw money your way. Or you could put it on Fox, and get to tell your snooty Hollywood friends that you have a Network TV show for however long as it takes Fox to cancel it. You know- whatever.

Yeah, boy, Fox sure sucks! They financed a show for four seasons, and then cancelled it when ratings didn't justify cost. They then judged sales of DVDs, put out new films, and then took that data to show there was a demand for NEW shows. They then ordered the new shows.

Total assholes.

Seriously... we're all adults here, and this is a business. Why knock them for bringing a show back?

Because we're brimming with INTERNET RAGE! HOW DARE YOU DISAGREE WITH ME!

In all fairness, would you like to have seen Futurama stagnate like Simpsons did?

SommerMatt wrote:
Captain_Arrrg wrote:

I'm glad they'll be getting back to the half-hour format. It must be hard to come up with four-parter after four-parter.

Yet again Fox reaps what it destroys. Note to future greats: Yes I know it's "Network TV", but this isn't 1959- and and only those who were alive then care about it. If it's good, the people will find it and throw money your way. Or you could put it on Fox, and get to tell your snooty Hollywood friends that you have a Network TV show for however long as it takes Fox to cancel it. You know- whatever.

Yeah, boy, Fox sure sucks! They financed a show for four seasons, and then cancelled it when ratings didn't justify cost. They then judged sales of DVDs, put out new films, and then took that data to show there was a demand for NEW shows. They then ordered the new shows.

Total assholes.

Seriously... we're all adults here, and this is a business. Why knock them for bringing a show back?

In general I would agree with you, but this is the same network and the same show where the following happened:

Matt Groening wrote:

The show premiered on Sunday, March 28, 1999, at 8:30 pm, immediately after The Simpsons. But within a year, it was moved to 7 pm, where it was usually preempted by football games. "After they moved us to 7, they launched a promotional campaign with the tagline 'The Fun Begins at 8!'" Groening says. "I never got that. I think 'The Fun Begins at 7!' just rolls off the tongue."

So yeah, it's their decision, but it did seem like they were doing everything in their power to bury the thing. As someone who was interested in the show at the time, I was amazed at how often 10 minutes to the entire show got cut for the end of the Lions/Bears game that no one outside of the Great Lakes cared about. The market won, and it's coming back, but will it be the same? It remains to be seen.

Grenn wrote:

In all fairness, would you like to have seen Futurama stagnate like Simpsons did?

But they had 9-10 really good 22-show seasons (excepting the first) before that happened. That's a pretty good run.

Wait. They're going to charge me full price for DVDs of the new show when its clear that it should just be free DLC? I mean it just has the same old characters. Clearly they haven't done enough to justify charging me a penny. Anybody know if there's a Boycott Futurama group?

interstate78 wrote:

3 and a Half Men.

I've never seen that show, and I still don't think I know anybody who watches it. I'm beginning to believe that it's some sort of CIA myth.

Don't you mean Two and a Half Men?

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