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.
March 4, 2010, 11:57 a.m. CST
March 4, 2010, 11:57 a.m. CST
Episodic format for TMFW!
March 4, 2010, 12:01 p.m. CST
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
March 4, 2010, 12:05 p.m. CST
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! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvYm68dOQ4k
March 4, 2010, 12:07 p.m. CST
Hasn't this info been out for a awhile now? Still great news though.
March 4, 2010, 12:14 p.m. CST
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
March 4, 2010, 12:25 p.m. CST
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
I will purchase myself a piece of random Futurama merchandise online in celebration.
March 4, 2010, 12:30 p.m. CST
...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
Very good news indeed.
March 4, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST
March 4, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST
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
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
...more dead Waterfall family members. They have the worst luck...
March 4, 2010, 1:40 p.m. CST
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
Futurama has been everywhere on their schedule. How about some consistency?
March 4, 2010, 1:51 p.m. CST
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
New Futurama = better than sex
March 4, 2010, 2:06 p.m. CST
March 4, 2010, 2:08 p.m. CST
"New Futurama = better than sex"?<br><br>I disagree.
March 4, 2010, 2:09 p.m. CST
March 4, 2010, 2:14 p.m. CST
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
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
March 4, 2010, 2:52 p.m. CST
More fun than Avitar.
March 4, 2010, 2:54 p.m. CST
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
March 4, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST
Thanks in advance for my June birthday present, Comedy Central!
March 4, 2010, 3:41 p.m. CST
Futurama is still way too overrated.
March 4, 2010, 3:52 p.m. CST
...my kids are mighty pleased.
March 4, 2010, 3:57 p.m. CST
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
Humans do not yet know the meaning of the word suffering. Bwahahaha!
March 4, 2010, 4:08 p.m. CST
This is GOOD NEWS!
March 4, 2010, 4:26 p.m. CST
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
there'll NO forced breeding at all!
March 4, 2010, 4:44 p.m. CST
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
All I know is that my gut tells me maybe.
March 4, 2010, 5:46 p.m. CST
Just as long as they are better than the movies, which were disappointing at best.
March 4, 2010, 6:27 p.m. CST
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
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
This Community is already so good.
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
..and here's one of him trying to catch a pop fly with an oven mitt!
March 4, 2010, 7:31 p.m. CST
Wade Boggs...Goes down smooth...
March 4, 2010, 7:32 p.m. CST
So beautiful...and so neutral.
March 4, 2010, 7:33 p.m. CST
I can, because I'm not a penniless hippie!
March 4, 2010, 7:57 p.m. CST
You mammals shooting your DNA at each other.<p>I find it offensive!
March 4, 2010, 8:04 p.m. CST
I'll show ye...
March 4, 2010, 8:30 p.m. CST
March 4, 2010, 9:22 p.m. CST
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
...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
Life is so fucking grand!!!! Viva le Futurama!!! Best cartoon ever!!!
March 4, 2010, 10:37 p.m. CST
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
by Mockingbird Girl
March 5, 2010, 1:11 a.m. CST
Is the ultimate product. I am second.
March 5, 2010, 5:02 a.m. CST
by The Dreaded Rear Admiral
Greatest reaction shots EVER!
March 5, 2010, 5:08 a.m. CST
She was in the insane asylum for killing Elroy and Astro. I'm not kidding.
March 5, 2010, 8 a.m. CST
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
Those happy skeletons was one of the funniest things I've ever seen on TV
March 5, 2010, 10:09 a.m. CST
March 5, 2010, 10:45 a.m. CST
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!