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More rumors about the return of Futurama

by Anna Johns, posted Jan 5th 2006 10:33AM
Last month, Joel reported on an article in Australia's Sydney Morning Herald which suggested that Futurama may be making a return to television. This morning, America's own Variety magazine is reporting similar news. Although FOX refuses to confirm the report, Variety says that strong DVD sales and high ratings for Futurama reruns have led FOX executives to reconsider their 2003 cancellation of the animated program. Variety says that creator Matt Groening and writer David X. Cohen are in negotiations with FOX to revive Futurama for television. In that article last month, Groening and Cohen both said that they hoped to be in a similar situation to Family Guy, which was cancelled by FOX but then brought back to life when DVD sales reached the fourth-highest ever for a television show. Futurama had five seasons and three emmys.

What do you think? Would you like Futurama to return to weekly television? And then there's always that rumor about a Futurama movie...

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If any program has run its course, it's The Simpsons. It's been on the air for twenty years and has definitely past its prime. However, Futurama could still make a good come back with DVD sales and the feature films. The jokes are gold. It worked for Family Guy.

And I agree with #14, we need to see if Fry and Leela ever get together. It's like Ross and Rachel with them.

July 28 2008 at 7:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jason Anderson

@ #12, have you actually watched enough Family Guy? I for one don't think so.

As for Futurama. Yes. Yes. One million times yes. Bring it back for another go around. We have to find out if Leela and Fry ever get together.

Futurama was filled with so many freeze frame jokes. You have to watch an episode multiple times to catch every hidden joke.

January 07 2006 at 11:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mj green

YES!! I love Futurama! I watch it on Adult Swim all the time. I hope it comes back.

January 06 2006 at 11:18 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

How is family guy funnier? It's filled with jokes that seem like they're written by a four year old. How's a fart joke so funny? The jokes in family guy are just stupid and repetitive. Futurama just never seemed to get old, all of its episodes were different and insanely funny and the characters were great, much better than Family Guy's. I mean come on who can compete with Professor, Bender and Zoidberg?

January 05 2006 at 11:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ryon Reynolds


January 05 2006 at 11:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Emma, Emily, Annie, Jen, Meg, Katie, and Abby

Futurama is one of the best shows and everyone is watching it at our high school!

I first saw it on (adult swim). Thank u (adult swim)! We all want it back! We did a survay at our school and asked people what their favorite tv show was and Futurama and Family Guy got the most votes!

January 05 2006 at 9:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I love both "Family Guy" and "Futurama," but "Futurama" is infinitely tighter, smarter, and funnier than "Family Guy." Futurama was not only hysterically funny, but it had heart. It was brilliantly written and had an intricate mythology ("Roswell that Ends Well," "The Day the Earth Stood Stupid," "The Why of Fry,") that can be compared to "Lost" or "X-Files." And anyone who didn't get choked up by the ending of "Jurassic Bark" has no soul!A friend and I frequently lament the fact that FOX cancelled this consistently amazing show while so much crap still litters the airwaves. However, as Fry once stated, "Clever things make people feel stupid, and unexpected things make them feel scared." Judging from the comments, this show was much too clever and unexpected for its own good.

January 05 2006 at 8:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jen Segrest

Oh I'd Love it to come back on! I have tivo now and would NEVER miss it!

January 05 2006 at 4:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

don't get me wrong, i think family guy is hilarious. but as far as plot lines, animation, and especially character development, futurama is really amazing. it crosses the genre of "cartoon" and it's really a sitcom that just happens to be animated. and is really, really funny. i really hope they bring it back!

January 05 2006 at 2:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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