Merrick is perplexed…althought that doesn't take much...
UPDATE: Uber Voice God Billy West, who this weekend indicated that FUTURAMA would return with 26 new episodes, now says that David X. Cohen has bludgeoned him with a correction:
FUTURAMA will not be back with 26 new episodes. But, supposedly, the straight-to-DVD titles originally discussed are still on track.
You can read West's Super-Maintained Blog-o-Matic about this HERE.
What will we do with Morbo? He'd gotten himself all sticky about this news! THANKS to everyone who sent in a heads up about the confusion. Appreciated…
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Merrick here, peeking from beneath tattered burlap with a totally fantastic bit of news...
Supercool Voice Articulist (I don’t think 'articulist' is actually a word) Billy West says Matt Groening and David X. Cohen's FUTURAMA will be returning to television in the form of 26 new episodes.
If memory serves, recently announce plans called for the production of 4 straight-to-DVD, feature length installments. Not sure where those plans went, or why the gravitation back to TV is happening instead, but I'll eagerly embrace, fondle, and moistly caress any FUTURAMA I can get.
The original post, from Billy himself, can be found at his website HERE.
But, here's the essence of his message:
I'm thisclose to selling my show Amateur Human Being,''
And the other good news is that they're doing 26 new episodes of ''Futurama'' for TV and we're hammering out the deal now.The original plan was to have the DVD's first but that's no longer the case.I'm totaly jammed dude.
Greetings from the year 3000! It still sucks!