Comedy Central has renewed Futurama for two more full seasons, show creator David X. Cohen told an excited audience at Comic-Con in San Diego this weekend. “The mood is better now,” he said, adding “the pressure’s off now that we’re in our second life – we didn’t expect to be back.”
The Emmy-nominated animated series faced erratic airings; a known method used by the show’s former broadcaster, Fox to slowly put the kibosh on critically acclaimed comedy programs such as Arrested Development. Fortunately, Comedy Central picked it up in 2005, and on it’s sixth season debut, the show got the network its highest rated night for that year and became the network’s most-watched Thursday primetime show ever.
Cohen said he promises more tender moments in season seven’s finale and boasts upcoming anime, black and white, and 80’s video game-style versions of the show. Comedy Central also unveiled a Head-In-A-Jar Creator iPhone app at Comic-Con. The app allows viewers to design their own Head-In-A-Jar, which, if you’re a fan of the show, you’ll know is a recurring theme.