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UPDATED!!! 26 New FUTURAMA Episodes Coming!!

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…


-- ORIGINAL ARTICLE BELOW! --


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!

Billy


Wonder where these episodes will be shown? Hopefully on Cartoon Network...where they stand a chance of being aired regualrly and actually seen by viewers. Of course, failing to air a series regularly and reliably could never impact that show finding an audience...could it, Fox?

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  • March 19, 2006, 3:35 p.m. CST

    First!

    by JediShaft

  • March 19, 2006, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Good News Everyone!

    by Sean38

    VERY good news indeed.

  • March 19, 2006, 3:37 p.m. CST

    First and yes~!

    by wingman321

    Thank god!

  • March 19, 2006, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Make that Fourth and Fifth!

    by wingman321

    d'oh

  • March 19, 2006, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Huzzah!

    by thatguy542

    Good news indeed!

  • March 19, 2006, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Yay Billy! Yay David! Yay Matt!

    by ZeroCorpse

    This truly rocks. Now just please please please let these air on Cartoon Network, and not on Fox. They'll just get censored and kicked around the schedule by Fox.

  • March 19, 2006, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Awesome

    by Bigfatton

    Dude, that is TITS!

  • March 19, 2006, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Merrick...

    by Aragorn II

    ...I suggest you keep looking for that great tagline.

  • March 19, 2006, 3:42 p.m. CST

    This is the best thing I've heard all month!

    by tango fett

    ENGLAND PREVAILS!

  • March 19, 2006, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Absolutely fantastic news

    by ZakChase

    "Futurama" may be the most underrated show of the last decade.

  • March 19, 2006, 3:44 p.m. CST

    ARAGORN

    by Joseph Merrick

    I know, man. I know.

  • March 19, 2006, 3:48 p.m. CST

    Awesome!!

    by movieman742

    Good news. Can't wait for it to be back on the air.

  • March 19, 2006, 3:51 p.m. CST

    lobsterfest

    by omgwtfbbqsauce

    Once again, the conservative, sandwich-heavy portfolio pays off for the hungry investor!

  • March 19, 2006, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Wooo-hoooo!

    by BroVinny

  • March 19, 2006, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Very specific scheduling request

    by Sherman_Lives

    Cartoon Network, please, if you are the home of the new Futurama series (Season 5?), please schedule it in your Adult Swim block. As opposed to, say, Saturday nights in Justice League Unlimited's old slot. If you think the fanboys were irate at the bumping of that show, just wait until you suspend release of Futurama the same way. No, instead it should be like Robot Chicken or The Boondocks... blast through the season in 26 weeks, then rerun the fuck out of it until there are new episodes. All uncut and with proper act breaks, as opposed to how you currently show Futurama episodes. "Sweet Zombie Jesus!" indeed.

  • March 19, 2006, 4:18 p.m. CST

    YESSSSSSSSSS!

    by covenant

    Hopefully, Fox will now treat the show with some freakin' respect. If not, may they bite my shiny white hiney (to paraphrase Bender).

  • March 19, 2006, 4:24 p.m. CST

    I'll believe it when I start seeing commercials

    by zikade zarathos

    Ditto new episodes of ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, no matter how much I want to believe.

  • March 19, 2006, 4:27 p.m. CST

    FUCKIN' ROCK!!!

    by isNegative

    This made my day!!! BernardPivot, you have to think positive!!! IT WILL BE!!! Merrick... Fuck Taglines!!! Make up a new one every post!!! I LOVE EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!

  • March 19, 2006, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Hell Yeah!!!!! This almost makes up for no more JLU.

    by Mace13

    I'll take whatever futurama I can get. Straight to DVD movies or new shows on tv either one.It doesn't matter as long as it's back in one form or another.

  • March 19, 2006, 4:37 p.m. CST

    let's hope this is true

    by Jubba

    if the 4 dvd movies are no longer happening, let's hope this isn't false hope as well...here's hoping...

  • March 19, 2006, 4:59 p.m. CST

    best news I have heard all day

    by xenaman

    I am very happy to hear it!

  • March 19, 2006, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Morbo is pleased but sticky:

    by newc0253

    more episodes is good news.

  • March 19, 2006, 5:38 p.m. CST

    After being a simpsons fan for all those years.........

    by emeraldboy

    I found Futurama something of a let down. I kind of thought it was flat or something. How many have dared to go up to someone boring and say bite my shiny Metal ass. The episode where Bender iherits the kids is hilarious as is the one with the monkey with the hat.

  • March 19, 2006, 5:51 p.m. CST

    GREAT News, Everyone!

    by MCVamp

    This will probably be first run on Fox and then repeated on CN like American Dad. I still hate CN and WB for canning Justice League without any good reason, but this soothes a little pain. At its best Futurama was a top-five all-time animated series, perhaps bowing only to the Simpsons and South Park in their absolute primes. Futurama had a great narrative and a solid (if malleable) continuity. I recently tried to put together, in order, the "Destiny of Fry" episodes and was truly entertained. The shows centering around Fry's arrival in the 30th century, the role of Nibbler, and the insanity of being his own grandpa and becoming the Most Important Person in the Universe were truly inspired. Not only that, the characters themselves were given room to breathe, and developed 3-dimensional personalities in the space of 4 seasons, making believable, interesting characters Fry, Leela, Bender, Zoidberg, and even Amy and Hermes ("GREAT GIANT ANTEATER OF SANTA ANITA! THE PROFESSOR'S BEEN EATEN BY GIANT ANTEATERS!") Even lesser characters like Cubert, Kif, Zapp, and the mighty Nibblonians take on a life of their own...as well as Scruffy, never forget Scruffy. This is long-winded, pointless, unsolicited praise for a show that never even got American-Dad-level ratings, but I don't care. If Futurama's back, then score one for...well, for ME. Now if you'll excuse me, Scruffy's gonna die the way he lived.

  • March 19, 2006, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Regularly airing it... on CN?

    by KryptonsLastSon

    This about the same network that routinely fucks over Justice League Unlimited? I have never seen a cartoon get less support from a network than JLU... I mean it has to be one of their highest rated shows, or at least their highest quality show, and yet it NEVER gets rerun. And then they pull the shit they pulled last night and don't even show the Supergirl/Legion episode? WTF? But they'll run anime crap like its going out of style constantly.... Now of course they cancel the JLU and make room for more anime.... CN sucks ass.

  • March 19, 2006, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Futurama is the Arrested Development of toons

    by Ashoholic

    Keep it away from FOX

  • March 19, 2006, 6:15 p.m. CST

    Kittens give Morbo gas.

    by robotdevil

    Mwhahahahhaha.

  • March 19, 2006, 6:26 p.m. CST

    Futurama: The Next Generation

    by Sans Souci

    Set aboard the Planet Express Ship-D with Jean-Luc Fry, Turanga Deeana, and Benda the Aging Android. Woo-hoo! If Mr. West's assertions turn out to be true, here's hoping they can get the rest of the voice cast back. West is the core of the show, but without DiMaggio, Sagal, LaMarche, Tom, and LaMarr it just wouldn't be trhe same. Hopefully they can get back with Rough Draft too. Be it movie-format or episodic TV, Futurama must come back. Otherwise the future Earth will be destroyed by displeased Omicronians. Futurama! Forever!

  • March 19, 2006, 6:26 p.m. CST

    BAD NEWS: What Billy later said in his forum

    by The Wrong Guy

    "I'm getting different bits of info that say this news may not be the case.There IS something up Futurama project wise but but it might be the DVD's still.It's hard to keep up with things--but I'll try to do better. Sorry, Billy. " The good news: Fox have most definately revived King of the Hill!

  • March 19, 2006, 6:28 p.m. CST

    quality news!

    by springs360

    this has made my week! Lets hope it stays as good as it was before and doesnt go the way family guy unfortunatly did

  • March 19, 2006, 6:42 p.m. CST

    HOORAY

    by StarKiller216

    Now lets bring back Family Guy too! wait they all ready did? Damn it i got to quit banging loose bitches all day and get my ass in front of a teley!

  • March 19, 2006, 6:44 p.m. CST

    this is nowhere near confirmed...

    by digital8

  • March 19, 2006, 6:45 p.m. CST

    So no one read my BAD NEWS post?

    by The Wrong Guy

    Quit celebrating just yet, fools!

  • March 19, 2006, 6:47 p.m. CST

    damn u wrong guy

    by StarKiller216

    You had to go ruin my fun, wrong guy? I knew this was too good to be true! Looks like I'll go back to banging whores, e-mail me when some good news hits!!

  • March 19, 2006, 6:49 p.m. CST

    What's really going on...

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    The interested parties are probably susssing out details -- Groening, Fox and the Adult Swim network. I doubt it's a direct to DVD deal they're negotiating -- more likely it's a new series order, with some of the episodes being grouped together to form a direct to DVD "movie." ... As for Cartoon Network and Adult Swim: Adult Swim is not responsible for Justice League. It is under CN's jurisdiction. Adult Swim and CN are considered separate entities that happen to share the same channel. The two divisions are officed in different buildings even.

  • March 19, 2006, 7:13 p.m. CST

    bring back DUCKMAN or THE CRITIC, not this shit

    by beamish13

    Or REN AND STIMPY (which i think was fantastic on TNN, and those episodes, including the unaired ones are coming out on DVD soon).

  • March 19, 2006, 7:32 p.m. CST

    Don't get too excited...

    by Angry Mean Panda

    West has proven to be a far from accurate source in the past.

  • March 19, 2006, 7:34 p.m. CST

    Great News!

    by fiester

    Let's hope they air on Cartoon Network. Now if only Cartoon Network could somehow find a way to buy the rights to Invader ZIM and convince the creator to finish his originally intended run of 40 shows. Nickelodeon shat all over what was very possibly the most brilliant cartoon ever.

  • March 19, 2006, 7:43 p.m. CST

    Doubting Thomas

    by Electric_Monk

    Sure, this info come from the star, sure he mentioned the same thing last Sunday at Grand Slam here in Pasedena, but all you people have to throw a wet blanket on the other folks who are happy that the show is coming back. Jebus, you all sound like George W. "Well, when I said we would win the war on terror, I didn't give you a timetable. And you'll get no "official announcment" until Dick Cheney takes his hand out of my ass." Have some faith in what West said. As an actor, they are usually the last to know these things, but I'm sure that he's not blowing sunshine up everyone's ass (except all you fans boys who MUST rain on everyone elses parade. It's like you get off just posting a negative comment).

  • March 19, 2006, 8:43 p.m. CST

    The Sopranos

    by santos kauffman

  • March 19, 2006, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Merrick...

    by hiperaktiv

    I loved that tagline. Thankyou. Sometimes even the normal plain run of the mill taglines are better than the "shove-in-your-face-and-stick-up-your-ass- taglines" that others use.

  • March 19, 2006, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Electric_Monk

    by Angry Mean Panda

    Billy West has said a lot of things in regards to Futurama that have never, at any point, been backed up by any words from FOX, Cartoon Network, or Matt Groening. The closest thing to any confirmation was in January when Variety ran an article that said they were TALKING about bringing it back in some capacity. So yeah, West is the star of the show, but isn't it a little fucking off that NOBODY WHO ACTUALLY PRODUCES IT has ever said anything publicly?

  • March 19, 2006, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Please Zombie Jesus let it be TRUE.

    by Gilkuliehe

    I LOVE Futurama, and I want new episodes NOW. "What? I ask for rich guy's stuff and you give me shiny pebbles??? BAH!" Priceless.

  • March 19, 2006, 9:12 p.m. CST

    I demand a Satanic funeral...

    by chickychow

    This is great news. This show kicks Family Guy's ass all over the place.

  • March 19, 2006, 9:13 p.m. CST

    HERC, you idiot! This information is wrong.

    by My Ass Smells

    Why don't you follow up on your reports? Billy West corrected himself on his own damn website. http://www.billywest.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=2020

  • March 19, 2006, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Billy West needs to get back to the Stern show!

    by RenoNevada2000

    I need me some more Marge Schott!!!

  • March 19, 2006, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Fuckin A Ray

    by guyincognito27

    This is incredible news. Now if Fox would make up their minds on the great shows they have (RE: Arrested Development) and save that one too

  • March 19, 2006, 9:29 p.m. CST

    YES!!! Best show on TV

    by Orionsangels

  • March 19, 2006, 10:19 p.m. CST

    WOOZY WAM-WAM-WOZZLE!!!

    by Osmosis Jones

    "Help! Friends! A hamster tricked me!"

  • March 19, 2006, 11:09 p.m. CST

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYY!

    by beelkay

    I don't care what format Futurama comes in, I'll take it. :0D

  • March 19, 2006, 11:12 p.m. CST

    Please Insert Girder

    by VitaminJ

    I'm so jazzed about this. Family Guy AND Futurama back in production? Two years I wouldn't believe it. Awesome.

  • March 19, 2006, 11:14 p.m. CST

    For real?

    by OhDaesu

    Sounds too good to be true.

  • March 19, 2006, 11:24 p.m. CST

    Cancel The Simpsons and bring back Futurama!

    by icecreamcake

    Thats right i went there. They better bring Futurama back or im going all V for Vendetta on someones ass!

  • March 19, 2006, 11:47 p.m. CST

    All glory to the Hypno-Toad!!!!

    by Billyeveryteen

    Ah, bliss.

  • March 19, 2006, 11:51 p.m. CST

    FUCK, I was so excited, and then Billy takes it back

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, STOP FUCKING WITH US AND JUST BRING IT BACK!

  • March 19, 2006, 11:57 p.m. CST

    26?

    by ZsAsZz

    That's a weird number of episodes to bring a series in for. is that 2 seasons of 13?... sounds more likely. The fact that it's such a weird number makes me think it's non-Fox and more likely cable. Best news all YEAR.

  • March 20, 2006, 12:04 a.m. CST

    Unfortunately Not True ;-(

    by franchy

    This story is bogus... In a later post Billy West said that he was given inaccurate info about the show be ordered...:-( http://www.billywest.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=2020

  • March 20, 2006, 12:05 a.m. CST

    26 isn't that unusual

    by Discosis

    Trek traditionally does 26 per season. It's the standard episode order of years gone by, until it came down to 22 around 10 years ago, and 20 now if you believe SciFi. 26 is a handy number because it's half a year.

  • March 20, 2006, 12:06 a.m. CST

    Re: Unfortunately Not True ;-(

    by franchy

    OOps... I meant to say 'being' up there, not 'be'...

  • March 20, 2006, 12:07 a.m. CST

    AMAZING NEWS! YES! FURUTAMA RULES!

    by Proman1984

    I'm happy!

  • March 20, 2006, 12:16 a.m. CST

    wow

    by calami-shami

    just wow... i never thought id read something like that. Unbeleivably great news. snu snu for all.

  • March 20, 2006, 1:04 a.m. CST

    Please everyone, THIS HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN

    by Angry Mean Panda

    Billy West said he got bad info. In fact, he didn't even sound so sure about the DVD movies when he posted the retraction.

  • March 20, 2006, 2:51 a.m. CST

    If it Is True Then....

    by pammybabe

    I love this show. Just one slight critisism - it was too 'American'. I know this show is made primarily for American audiences but as a Brit, some shows were unwatchable because of the refrences to American life and TV shows that I just didn't get. For example, who the hell was/is Pauly Shore? I'm pretty sure this is one of the reasons it failed to do so well over here.

  • March 20, 2006, 3:28 a.m. CST

    Direct link to Billy's "retraction"

    by photoboy

    See here: http://tinylink.com/?Rz78YXnOD2 It looks like Billy might have jumped the gun on this one.

  • March 20, 2006, 5:20 a.m. CST

    Pauly Shore

    by Symposium

    You don't know who he is? what are you doing on this site? You clearly have no knowledge of the movies.

  • March 20, 2006, 6:12 a.m. CST

    Symposium

    by pammybabe

    No idea who he is. Sorry. Is he some great actor in America? Are there any films I should look out for? Perhaps he has been confined to the more art house type cinema or he prefers to tread the boards playing the major Shakesperian leads. This may be why I have missed him.

  • March 20, 2006, 6:54 a.m. CST

    Yea!! Now the NFL has something to interupt again.

    by DigitalDong

    Oh its gonna happen, we Futurama geeks know this all too well. Actaully I don't think it was the NFL games itself that pushed it off the air, mostly it was the half hour gameday wrap up with JB, Terry, Howie and whoever was the 4th guy that year. Those guys are comic genius's.

  • March 20, 2006, 7:58 a.m. CST

    complications in you becoming your own grandfather

    by Jewish_Batman

    fuck yes!

  • March 20, 2006, 8 a.m. CST

    Now Aint that cool news!!

    by BendersShinyAss

    Who was the fuck up who took it off the air in the first place. fuck up.

  • March 20, 2006, 8:03 a.m. CST

    yummy

    by indiebum

    I love me some Futurama

  • March 20, 2006, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Good news, everyone!

    by rev_skarekroe

    Even if it's just DVD movies and not a series, that's damn well better than nothing. I'd actually probably prefer DVD movies, as it would be interesting to see what they do with a longer format.

  • March 20, 2006, 8:31 a.m. CST

    Pauly Shore AKA symposium

    by dogsbottom

    I'm a Brit and I know who Pauly Shore is, am I ok to hang out here?. Not knowing who Pauly Shore is isnt a crime (enjoying his movies and continued existence should be), and really isnt a reason to not hang out in this strange part of the Inter-web.

  • March 20, 2006, 8:48 a.m. CST

    Good news, everybody

    by rockgolf

    Now how could you have a "New Futurama episodes" article without that as a headline.

  • March 20, 2006, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Yess!

    by radio1_mike

    Finally some good news!

  • March 20, 2006, 9:42 a.m. CST

    *fingers in ears*

    by isNegative

    LA-LA-LA-LA... There ARE going to be NEW episodes of Futurama... LA-LA-LA-LA-LA... I Can't HEAR you Angry Mean Panda, My Ass Smells(it's Merrick not Herc), franchy, photoboy...LA-LA-LA (oops, I meant *fingers in eyes* I can't READ YOU!! LA-LA-LA!)

  • March 20, 2006, 9:53 a.m. CST

    Sweet Mama of Barakk Obama!!!

    by cookylamoo

    I'm on board.

  • March 20, 2006, 10:01 a.m. CST

    24 Talkback please!!

    by Kung Fu Hustler

    Futurama, yeah! JLA, yeah! Could we get a forum to discuss the death of Tony and Jack's second-half-of-the-season meltdown? I want mass casualties as Jack goes on a vengeance killing spree. Let's say they get the remaining nerve gas in a couple of hours...that leaves 9 hours of torture, maiming, and killing.

  • March 20, 2006, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Billy West and the Grief Counselors

    by phortonfour

    That's some random music right there! Personally I won't be buying the CD, but everyone should listen to the samples on that site.

  • March 20, 2006, 10:14 a.m. CST

    I'm walkin' on sunshine, OHHHHH....

    by Osmosis Jones

    Hmmm-hmmm-hmmm-hmmm, sunshine...OH YEAAAAHHHHH!!!

  • March 20, 2006, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news; BWest was wrong!

    by FlipPA

    Bad news folks; Billy West and Herc were far too quick and wrong: http://billywest.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=2020&KW=billywest Here's the text of his retraction: Guys, I'm sorry I gave inaccurate info on the cartoon.I was told on one end that the TV show was a go but DXC enlightened me (with a hammer) that this was not the case.I think there is a Futurama project as in DVD's but I appearently had bad info.But I do live to give good Futurama news to people.So I must've died or something. All eyes on the skies, Billy

  • March 20, 2006, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Does ANYBODY read talkbacks...

    by isNegative

    BEFORE POSTING?!?! Or the FUCKING article for that matter?!? MERRICK jumped the gun... I'm sure that he had no idea how unreliable Billy West is as a source... Kung Fu Hustler why don't you go into the zone and start a thread in Coaxial?

  • March 20, 2006, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Why No Sopranos talkback?

    by sundancekeed

    Hell of a show last night. Hell of a show. And no place to discuss it.

  • March 20, 2006, 10:59 a.m. CST

    How do I go into the zone?

    by Kung Fu Hustler

    I would do what you say if I knew what you were talking about.

  • March 20, 2006, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Oh, I see now

    by Kung Fu Hustler

    I never saw that before. When was this implemented? Either way, why do you care so much?

  • March 20, 2006, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Merrick

    by OurManInMontr

    Getting much closer to that golden tagline... keep looking though, it's out there somewhere.

  • March 20, 2006, 11:05 a.m. CST

    I don't...

    by isNegative

    I'm just killing time before I have to go to work... And I knew that there was a thread on the zone with a BILLION posts about 24...

  • March 20, 2006, 11:15 a.m. CST

    And the Sopranos...

    by isNegative

    I'm not a frequent poster in the zone... but I like to read what people have to say...

  • March 20, 2006, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Great Shatner's ghost! Hooray!

    by R.C. the "Wise"

    I word...Zoidberg!

  • March 20, 2006, 11:39 a.m. CST

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Russman

    Awesome! I really hope cartoon network is doing this and it'll be great if they have the stones and the deep pockets to pull this off.

  • March 20, 2006, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Hypno-Toad: funny

    by Mr. Shhhh

    The Simpsons 2006: not so much

  • March 20, 2006, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Sopranos

    by chickychow

    I think last week's TB didn't really have that many posts, so Herc didnt think it was worth it to do another one. But last night's ep was so interesting, so odd and compelling, that I'd like to see some responses and thoughts. While it wasn't a home run (but hell, how many Sopranos eps are these past few seasons), I was fascinated throughout. Featured some fantastic acting by Edie Falco (no surprise)and Robert Iler (certainly a surprise, and wow I wonder if his promise to Tony is gonna pay off)... And I'm not sure where they're going with Vito's character but something is definetly brewing with him, I can't tell if he's becoming a devious presence or what but I like it.

  • March 20, 2006, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Simpsons has been hit or miss the last few years

    by HypeEndsHere

    but i remember the first episode where i formed the opinion: "This is bad" it was the one where they went to Africa. God, that was bad. they haven't all been horrible since, but that one was the turning point for me.

  • March 20, 2006, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Poor Uncle Junior

    by cookylamoo

    Twice last night, people referred to him as a "mummy-head."

  • March 20, 2006, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Futurama has been hit or miss.

    by Thumper2k1

    Simpsons have been just horrible. I think season 5 has been the last of the great simpsons episodes. The show is on life support now, and everyone is too afraid of pulling the plug. The old episodes were written by people who had things to say, the new ones look like they were written by college stoners. As for futurama. There are moments where it is extremly clever, only to be shat on by stupid sight gags moment ala family guy. I do think there is promise with fturama though.

  • March 20, 2006, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Sopranos, Simpsons, King of the Hill, and Futurama...

    by vinceklortho

    First off, would love to see new episodes of Futurama. Second, I am sad to see that Fox ordered TWO more seasons of The Simpsons and King of the Hill. It's time to bury these two shows. As a rabid Simpsons fan, I've been cringing at the recent episodes. It certainly is tarnishing its stellar reputation with these recent ridiculous episodes. Alright, enough with my Monday pissed off to be at work rant. On to the Sopranos discussion...good to see people actually talking about it becaus it was an interesting episode to say the least. Ironic that last weeks talkback consisted of disagreement over dream sequences and this one had a doozy. Give Edie Falco an Emmy NOW for her performance last night. Any thoughts on Tony's alternate life vision and what some of the imagery meant? The light in the distance? Losing identity? Hell or Heaven?

  • March 20, 2006, 1:41 p.m. CST

    UPDATE: Billy was wrong!!! Herc/Harry/Whoever-- Update!

    by ZeroCorpse

    http://billywest.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=2020&KW=billywest

  • March 20, 2006, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Cmon FOX Bring back Futurama already

    by OGREISHERE

    Dont make a liar out of Billy and bring back the series

  • March 20, 2006, 1:57 p.m. CST

    FOX renewed King of the Hill?!...

    by DanielKurland

    First off, I love the show. The characters are very well defined, and it is consistently funny and uplifting too. Now I know some people disagree with this, and that's fine. HOWEVER, FOX has treated KOTH like shit lately, most of this season's episodes are in fact unaired episodes from last season (a la the last season of Futurama), the show receives no promotion, and if anything is pre-empted by Football, KOTH is the one. I've also heard various reports about the "last" episode with a wedding and such, I'm just completely surprised that FOX would renew this (I'm happy they did), because it really seems like they didn't give a shit anymore. They have only aired a handful of new episodes this season as well. Are they THAT starved for programming they need to bring back the shows they hate?

  • March 20, 2006, 2:07 p.m. CST

    i've been aware of KotH since the beginning

    by HypeEndsHere

    but only over the past few months on FX have I really come to appreciate how smart and consistently funny it is.

  • March 20, 2006, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Excuse me...

    by vinceklortho

    Fox just ordered ONE more season of King of the Hill. Fox, however, did order TWO more seasons of the Simpsons, again...

  • March 20, 2006, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Thank you, HBO

    by santos kauffman

    And all that that entails.

  • March 20, 2006, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Yes, KOTH is back. I sent a story to Herc that...

    by Lenny Nero

    ...went unposted. I heard it straight from Stephen "Bill Dautreive" Root's mouth.

  • March 20, 2006, 2:39 p.m. CST

    It's a great mystery why people demand the cancellation

    by cookylamoo

    of shows they don't want to watch but others do. I don't like Battlestar Galactica, but as far as I'm concerned Sci-Fi can show it as long as they want for the benefit of those who enjoy it. So leave the Simpsons alone. Even if there are only three funny episodes a season, that's OK with me. Jesus, do you want somebody to put you down when you get old and weak?

  • March 20, 2006, 2:55 p.m. CST

    I agree: as hit-and-miss Simpsons is...

    by Lenny Nero

    ...I'd be lying if I said I wouldn't miss it if it was canceled.

  • March 20, 2006, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Last night's Simpsons was frequently embarrassing

    by chickychow

    Had one or two chuckles, but most of the punchlines I winced at. A few of them i couldn't even believe they were selling as jokes. Listen, I'll always have love for the Simpsons but for the love of God its been stinkin somethin terrible as of late.

  • March 20, 2006, 4:30 p.m. CST

    What? No "24" tonight?

    by -guyinthebackrow

    What gives?

  • March 20, 2006, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Obligatory missing 24 thread joke...

    by Alonzo Mosely

    We are running out of time, dammit!

  • March 20, 2006, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Maybe you could change the headline

    by Bryan

    if you don't want to have to continue debunking the false story for the next couple months. Anyway, another season of King of the Hill is great news, I was very surprised and delighted to read that yesterday on some other sight.

  • March 20, 2006, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Set up a perimeter around the 24 talkback thread....

    by paulh

    At this rate, only Jack will be left from the original cast ;)

  • March 20, 2006, 6:48 p.m. CST

    24?

    by NudeandAroused

    Are we too busy waiting for the lame ass "Prison Break?" I've got dingle berries that are more exciting than "Prison Break." Where is the 24 talkback? Is Tony dead? Gravitas!

  • March 20, 2006, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Tonight on 24:Jack yells "Dammit !!!!!"

    by Monkeybrains

    Just you watch and see

  • March 20, 2006, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Listen u guys, Herc doesnt like "suggestions"

    by chickychow

    Don't bother questioning his wisdom. He chooses not to listen to you. Unless you want to pimp a Firefly dvd or something stupid like that.

  • March 20, 2006, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Prison Break is some damn exciting TV, you cads.

    by Lenny Nero

  • March 20, 2006, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Futurama

    by Meremoth

    The crass cartoon for the Sci-Fi nerd. Dammit, I want it back.

  • March 20, 2006, 11 p.m. CST

    Kevin Finnerty

    by sundancekeed

    If that's actually how you spell it. Can someone tell me if that name has popped up somewhere before on a Sopranos episode? I racked my brain trying to remember if I'd heard it before and couldn't come up with anything. That being said, I loved last night's episode, while my girlfriend just thought it meandered all over the place. But Tony's dreams are always interesting to me. Possibly dying, possible brain damage and he dreams of an alternate life as a travelling salesman? Still digs the bimbos though. Speaking to a family with obviously younger children over the phone and a wife who is Carmella but is never mentioned by name. But it's the mundane things that felt so sinister. I got a Shining vibe off of Tony in the hotel bar. Weird flashes of light on the city horizon that he was continually drawn to look at. Edie Falco was marvelous. You could actually hear a wife saying those things to a stricken husband. No TV emoting, just honest, stress filled conversation. Robert Iler surprised me. A.J.'s an addled punk but he comes by it honestly. And in the meantime, the crime circle is starting to close in on itself. No honor among thieves and all that. I have a feeling this is going to be right up there with the first season as the ones people talk about when this is all said and done.

  • March 21, 2006, 6:38 a.m. CST

    Whiza Wham Wham Whazzle!

    by Evil Chicken

    - Slurms McKenzie.

  • March 21, 2006, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Aaaaw...

    by beelkay

    But still, more Futurama still coming! Yay!

  • March 21, 2006, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Billy West recanted... No new eps!!

    by Novaman5000

    No more new episodes of the show... he said there's still hope for a dvd though. I just want to know what the hell happened that such a big error in information was allowed to be released??