Futurama gets canceled, last episode will air Sept. 4 (Video)

By | April 22, 2013 at 12:02 pm | 2 comments | News, TV/Movies | Tags: , , , ,

While dedicated fans of Futurama are no doubt already forming ways in which they can save their favorite show, it might be time to just let it go quietly and with dignity. Comedy Central, who gave the animated series new life in 2008 after it was originally axed it in 2003 after four years on Fox, decided not to renew the series again. That means the final 13 episodes (planned as the second half of season seven) will begin airing on June 19 at 10 pm. And then, the Matt Groening-created cult fave will be no more—that is, until Netflix orders new episodes (just a theory).

“I felt like we were already in the bonus round on these last couple of seasons, so I can’t say I was devastated by the news,” show producer David X. Cohen tells Entertainment Weekly. “It was what I had expected two years earlier. At this point I keep a suitcase by my office door so I can be cancelled at a moment’s notice.”

The last episode of Futurama is set for Sept. 4. Guest stars will include Larry Bird, Dan Castellaneta, Sarah Silverman, George Takei, Adam West and Burt Ward. Check out a preview of the final 13 episodes below.

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  • TomasHunter

    Professor jokes aside, it really is Bad News, everyone! I just found out about the shows cancelation when I got to my office at DISH this morning. I want the series to go on, but 7 seasons is something to be proud of. If Futurama doesn’t come back on another channel, I will still have all 7 seasons recorded to my DISH Hopper DVR. It holds up to 2000 hours of recording space, so I can keep Futurama stored without worrying about taking space away from other shows.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brian-Ingham/1447080131 Brian Ingham

    Great show. Sad to see it go…maybe they can finish it off with a movie. Or go the Arrested Development route and return through NetFlix.

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