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It's confirmed! Bender is back! And his banjo! And so is the rest of the Futurama crew!

by Danny Gallagher, posted Jun 9th 2009 7:21PM
Futurama returning to Comedy Central with all new episodes
What was once just internet gossip that spread across the web like a persistent skin rash has now become confirmed fact.

20th Century Fox and Comedy Central
are not only reviving Futurama, but they want double the initial number of episodes that Collider.com reported meaning fans can look forward to 26 new episodes the sci-fi comedy series around the middle of 2010.

Variety also reports that actors Billy West, Katey Sagal and John DiMaggio have also signed up to once again provide the voices for Fry, Leela and Bender. I believe that sound you just heard was the universe being ripped open by this awesome time loop.

So what gave the series a new set of legs? Why it was those wily and loveable fans. The ratings for the reruns and the new feature-length films had Comedy Central drooling harder than Nibbler at the Westminster Dog Show.

"As evidenced by the strong performance of the extended length epics, there remains a deep and passionate fan base for this intelligent and very funny show that matches perfectly with our audience," 20th Century Fox Television senior vice president David Bernath said in a released statement. "It's fantastic that we can add brand-new installments of Leela, Fry and Bender's adventures to our existing library."

So give yourself a pat on the back, all you fans out there. You're responsible for bringing what could have been a long, forgotten television classic back to life. I'd say in a way, you're heroes. Certainly not firefighter pulling a helpless baby out of an alligator pit heroes, but still heroes.

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mac

Now they have to bring back KOTH!

New Beavis and Butthead would also be appreciated!

June 10 2009 at 8:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Galley

Let's just hope the writing is better than the films, which was less than hilarious.

June 10 2009 at 9:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mack Swift

Beeeeeender!! Beeeeeeender is great!! Beeeeennder!! Bender is great!!

June 10 2009 at 8:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
RobynM

Bet Turner's kicking themselves for letting Futurama get away from Adult Swim, particularly given that the press release gives them no credit for helping keep the show in the public eye since cancellation.

Glad to hear they're getting the original voice cast - wouldn't be the same without them.

June 10 2009 at 1:32 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tom

Good news, everybody.

June 09 2009 at 11:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Richard Ott

So, Futurama, the spin-off to The Simpsons' soon to be
500-episode "Do-h!" fest is coming to Comedy Central.
All I can say is eat my Spongebob Squareshorts, man.
Are they sure they wouldn't like to revive King Of The
Hill, too? How about Beavis & Butthead and Daria while
you guys with the paper doll factory called South Park
are at it?

June 09 2009 at 11:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Karin

Feet are doing the happy dance!! Yay!!

June 09 2009 at 10:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
B

Just to be clear, it's coming back as an episode per week series, and not a 4-episodes-forming-a-movie series?

June 09 2009 at 8:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
beergas

Hooray. Bend like Bender you couch cans.

June 09 2009 at 8:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Steve Young

yesssssssssssssssssssssss!

June 09 2009 at 8:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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