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New Eps Of FUTURAMA In...

Merrick here...
We've known for a while now that FUTURAMA would be returning with new episodes sometime 'round this Summer. Now comes word that these new episodes will arrive in June. FUTURAMA's Facebook page says...
Heads up, Futurama fans! All new episodes of Futurama begin this June on Comedy Central! [EDIT] Oh, and one more thing: we're bringing back the ENTIRE original cast.
Thanks to Doc_Martigan for pointing us towards the FB posting. THIS piece at Comedy Central Insider says...
And now it's been announced that the first 12 episodes will begin airing in June with more to follow.
So 12 episodes in June. Can't wait. Didn't really dig the formatting of the four DVD movies (episode amalgams. or whatever) that were issued on DVD/Blu-Ray - the show seemed to strain under that structure. Hopefully this new batch will feel more...FUTURAMAy.
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  • March 4, 2010, 11:57 a.m. CST


    by champvinyl

  • March 4, 2010, 11:57 a.m. CST

    First! And Thanks!

    by Zardozap2005

    Episodic format for TMFW!

  • March 4, 2010, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Stand alone episodes to rule us all.

    by Zardozap2005

    I hope when they flew into that wormhole/vortex thingie at the end of "Wild Green Yonder" they pushed the reset button back to the beginning of where the whole mess started, changing it, and creating an entirely different set of events. At least that's what I'm hoping for.

  • March 4, 2010, 12:02 p.m. CST


    by Dave I

    I love Futurama. I'm curious if they ever plan on progressing the Fry & Leela storyline past the could-be stage. I know they can't turn it into Married With Children or anything, but I'm wondering if there will ever be a payoff for Fry.<p><p>On the other hand, as long as it's hilarious, who cares! I'm just happy to have more Futurama!<p><p>-Cheers

  • March 4, 2010, 12:03 p.m. CST

    thank you great satan


  • March 4, 2010, 12:05 p.m. CST

    "Now look here you drugged out communist.."

    by JKrow21

    Nixon -"I paid for this body and I'd no sooner return it than I would my little cocker spaniel dog Checkers" Checkers - *Bark* Nixon - SHUT UP DAMNIT!

  • March 4, 2010, 12:07 p.m. CST


    by shodan6672

    Hasn't this info been out for a awhile now? Still great news though.

  • March 4, 2010, 12:14 p.m. CST

    "Dave I" - agreed

    by badboymason

    Agree that the DVD movies they made after the series were kind of funny but seemed like a step backward in the Fry/Leela "arc". I'd love further episodes to either progress their relationship/story or throw major curveballs/changes to the show - new major characters/settings or something, another season the same level as the movies would be good but not the GREATNESS that the show once was.

  • March 4, 2010, 12:15 p.m. CST

    I'm literally angry with rage

    by johnnyraincheck


  • March 4, 2010, 12:25 p.m. CST

    This is news bc its the same cast!

    by D.Vader

    Last time AICN reported on new Futurama episodes, there was talk they'd replace the voice actors bc they didn't want to pay them. <p> But it sounds like they're all back. Excellent news!

  • March 4, 2010, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Made my week!

    by Doc_Martigan

    I will purchase myself a piece of random Futurama merchandise online in celebration.

  • March 4, 2010, 12:30 p.m. CST

    The first and the last Futurama movie...

    by RedEgiraahgnal

    ...worked pretty good as movies, with "Yonder" being the best. "Tentacle" suffered from a totally out of place last act/episode and "Game" was the worst Futurama ever and felt more like a Seth McFarlane production in terms of writing and humor.

  • March 4, 2010, 12:46 p.m. CST


    by JerryAurora

    Very good news indeed.

  • March 4, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    I just unloaded a pile of dark matter in my pants

    by karmakitten13

    Exciting news!!!

  • March 4, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    I'll Show Ye!

    by Aquatarkusman

    Hopefully the 5-6 year layoff in producing weekly episodes will have cured them of that unfortunate maudlin/sentimental streak. As we saw from the standalone movies, they obviously weren't herding funny jokes or anything.

  • March 4, 2010, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Don't care. Bring back the original writers...

    by V'Shael

    and maybe we'll talk. <p> The movies were just SO bad... I couldn't wrap my head around it. I only bothered watching the first two, and couldn't bring myself to watch any more.

  • March 4, 2010, 1:22 p.m. CST

    I just ask for one thing...

    by covenant

    ...more dead Waterfall family members. They have the worst luck...

  • March 4, 2010, 1:40 p.m. CST

    As with all Futurama, the movies...

    by rbatty024

    got better on repeated viewing. Bender's game was easily the biggest missed opportunity (a Lord of the Rings/Warcraft parody could have been great, but it ended up being lame). Beast with a Billion Backs has gained the most ground upon second inspection. It's so colossally weird that it really turned me away at first, but when I watched it on television that weirdness turned from a detriment to a boon.

  • March 4, 2010, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Will they pick a time and stick with it?

    by Spyhunter

    Futurama has been everywhere on their schedule. How about some consistency?

  • March 4, 2010, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Bender's Big Score was one of the best time-travel stories...

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Admittedly, I'm a sucker for time travel stories with a tragic/romantic edge (12 Monkeys, The Terminator, hell, even Deja Vu), but BBS was fairly brilliant in its treatment of time travel paradoxes *and* a compelling expansion of the Fry/Leela relationship. That's why BWABB pissed me off so much that Fry started dating Colleen (R.I.P., Brittany...) IMMEDIATELY after the events of BBS. Dude, Leela WAS beginning to like you! That's what killed me about the movies overall...its like the producers and writers wanted to have a moe serialized storyline across the four movies, but kept chickening out and pressing the reset button again and again. BBS felt more like an epic series finale than the BEGINNING of a series of movies.

  • March 4, 2010, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Now that's some genuine great news.

    by subtlety

    New Futurama = better than sex

  • March 4, 2010, 2:06 p.m. CST

    oh, hell yeah!

    by SlimButNotreally

    cannot wait!!!

  • March 4, 2010, 2:08 p.m. CST

    really subtlety?

    by itrainmonkeys

    "New Futurama = better than sex"?<br><br>I disagree.

  • March 4, 2010, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Let the feast of a thousand hams begin!

    by YackBacker


  • March 4, 2010, 2:14 p.m. CST

    good news, everyone!

    by rben

    new eps in June and it's my birthday. As John Hodgeman would say, "you're welcome!"

  • March 4, 2010, 2:42 p.m. CST

    More Zap Brannigan please!

    by TampaBayLightning

    We have failed to uphold Brannigan's Law. However I did make it with a hot alien babe. And in the end, is that not what man has dreamt of since first he looked up at the stars?

  • March 4, 2010, 2:46 p.m. CST


    by johnnyraincheck

    Quiet Jimmy

  • March 4, 2010, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Earth Licks Balls.

    by cookylamoo

    More fun than Avitar.

  • March 4, 2010, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Hey, there's not a Universe in this box...

    by ToMonicker

    I too, welcome both the return of Futurama, and the return to the single episode format. Some of the movies were okay, even pretty good, but they just didn't feel right. Any new Futurama is better than none at all. :0)

  • March 4, 2010, 3:03 p.m. CST


    by quintana007

    cant wait

  • March 4, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Sweet Mama of Barack Obama!

    by SpyGuy

    Thanks in advance for my June birthday present, Comedy Central!

  • March 4, 2010, 3:41 p.m. CST

    For a show cancelled because nobody watched it

    by jimbojones123

    Futurama is still way too overrated.

  • March 4, 2010, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Such good news...

    by workshed kids are mighty pleased.

  • March 4, 2010, 3:57 p.m. CST


    by lochkray

    Thankfully you wrote the words "good news everyone!" I kept scanning the talkback waiting to see somebody write it. Because it is good news. Good news indeed.

  • March 4, 2010, 4 p.m. CST

    All humans are puny in the eyes of Morbo

    by TK_421

    Humans do not yet know the meaning of the word suffering. Bwahahaha!

  • March 4, 2010, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Sweet Zombie Jesus!

    by nyj_et

    This is GOOD NEWS!

  • March 4, 2010, 4:26 p.m. CST

    My problem was the movies totally ignored

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    what had happened in the final season of the show - ESPECIALLY the final episode. Leela and Fry should have just been together. <p> Overall, everyone subsequent movie was better than the last. With the first not really being good at all. </p>

  • March 4, 2010, 4:31 p.m. CST

    I'm beginning to think

    by Juggernaut125

    there'll NO forced breeding at all!

  • March 4, 2010, 4:44 p.m. CST


    by JonOfTheShred

    This show is great. I imagine the new episodes will age much better, unlike its older sibling the Simpsons.

  • March 4, 2010, 5:29 p.m. CST

    It's a gray alert.

    by ballyhoo

    All I know is that my gut tells me maybe.

  • March 4, 2010, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Happy birthday to me

    by Mel_Gibsons_Nazi_Dad

    Just as long as they are better than the movies, which were disappointing at best.

  • March 4, 2010, 6:27 p.m. CST


    by midgarddragon

    Anyone who didn't like Bender's Big Score is a flat-out, bonafide, moron. The rest, I understand, but Bender's Big Score is up there with the Roswell episode, Jurassic Bark, and Luck of the Fryrish amongst the best of Futurama.

  • March 4, 2010, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Watch series DVDs all the time; couldn't even sit through Big Sc

    by Jollymorphic

    Most of my family loves the show, and we've put plenty of wear on the series DVDs. We rented Big Score and it was so painfully mediocre that we decided not to even watch it all the way through. Losing some voice talent isn't nearly as bad as losing the writers. I wonder who they've got this time around...

  • March 4, 2010, 7:04 p.m. CST


    by DanielKurland

    This Community is already so good.

  • March 4, 2010, 7:20 p.m. CST

    by R2DToo

    Am I alone in thinking that Billy West's Zapp Brannigan voice is VERY close to The Simpson's Lionel Hutz? So much zo that he could just about pull the latter off? Got to say, the reappearance of the elder show's greatest ever character (just ahead of the, ahem, 'similar sounding' Troy MacClur'!) could be the shot in the arm that it so badly needs!!!

  • March 4, 2010, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Pssst...You're holding the bat upside down..

    by Alfred_Packer

    ..and here's one of him trying to catch a pop fly with an oven mitt!

  • March 4, 2010, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Bean! Bean! Bean!

    by Alfred_Packer

    Wade Boggs...Goes down smooth...

  • March 4, 2010, 7:32 p.m. CST

    I'm going to allow this

    by Alfred_Packer

    So beautiful...and so neutral.

  • March 4, 2010, 7:33 p.m. CST

    You can't "own" property, Man!

    by Alfred_Packer

    I can, because I'm not a penniless hippie!

  • March 4, 2010, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Oh Your God...

    by Billyeveryteen

    You mammals shooting your DNA at each other.<p>I find it offensive!

  • March 4, 2010, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Robots don't say "ye" !!!

    by Admonisher

    I'll show ye...

  • March 4, 2010, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Good News Everyone!!!!

    by ChocolateJesusMan

  • March 4, 2010, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Bender should date Rosie from the Jetsons

    by LeftFoot

    Futurama is owned by Comedy Central and the Jetsons is owned by the Cartoon Network. But, I want at least one scene with Rosie in it. She could be his date, show up at the door, doesn't even have to say anything. Both shows take place in the year 3000.

  • March 4, 2010, 10:05 p.m. CST

    If I want to watch a serious Sci-Fi cartoon...

    by ObiBen

    ...I'll go see Avatar. Kidding. Futurama has more heart and soul and brains than most of what Hollywood cranks up these days. Happy there is more on the way.

  • March 4, 2010, 10:30 p.m. CST

    Sweet Peyote of the Coyote!!

    by Mockingbuddha

    Life is so fucking grand!!!! Viva le Futurama!!! Best cartoon ever!!!

  • March 4, 2010, 10:37 p.m. CST

    It's time for more Bender!!

    by Pronk

    I'm going to build my own theme park. With blackjack. And hookers. Eh, forget the theme park

  • March 4, 2010, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Sweet three-toed sloth of ice planet Hoth!

    by Mockingbird Girl

    Fantastic news.

  • March 5, 2010, 1:11 a.m. CST

    Bender Bending Rodriguez

    by I_am_the_ultimate_product

    Is the ultimate product. I am second.

  • March 5, 2010, 5:02 a.m. CST

    Death by Snoo-Snoo...

    by The Dreaded Rear Admiral

    Greatest reaction shots EVER!

  • March 5, 2010, 5:08 a.m. CST

    Leftfoot, Rosie was in "Bender's Game"

    by WickedJacob

    She was in the insane asylum for killing Elroy and Astro. I'm not kidding.

  • March 5, 2010, 8 a.m. CST

    Wimmy wim wam wazzle

    by DarthScotland

    Party on! Yeah, Yeah! I watched Benders game last night, enjoyed it immensly, I like all the other films too, apart from the second half of Beast with a billion backs, didnt work for me. <p>But this is excellent news and as long as the standard stays above the second half of beast I will try and get as many people as possible to watch and buy it.<P> in double good news this might mean bender toys are re-released and aren't so ridiculously expensive on ebay anymore.<P>'Alright! I'm a delivery boy!!'

  • March 5, 2010, 8:48 a.m. CST

    Snoo Snoo

    by johnnyraincheck

    Those happy skeletons was one of the funniest things I've ever seen on TV

  • March 5, 2010, 10:09 a.m. CST

    happy skeletons with crushed pelvises

    by turketron_2


  • March 5, 2010, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Something new to live for

    by FungoMcGurk

    Yeah, I'm grasping at straws, but fuck ya, I have a Bender on my dashboard, a Planet Express ship on top of the TV and a Futurama calendar on the wall. I'll take any GOOD bad joke where I can get it. The Simpsons/Family Guy-type things are a welcome breath of fresh air, even when it comes from Farnsworth's butt. Welcome news in a world so decadent, ANYone could mention a Gilligan's Island remake and not immediately be attacked with any blunt object at hand. Go Bender!