Friday, June 23, 2006

Futurama is go!

Just read a news story that Comedy Central will be resurecting Futurama for a 13 episode run!

From Yahoo News:
"We are thrilled that Matt Groening and 20th Century Fox Television have decided to produce new episodes of Futurama and that Comedy Central will be the first to air them," said David Bernath, the cable net's senior VP.

The new episode order is part of a larger deal Comedy Central made with the production company last year, when they bought the syndicated rights to Futurama's 72-episode library.

"There is a deep and passionate fan base for this intelligent and very funny show that matches perfectly with our audience, and it is great that we can offer them not just the existing library but something they've never seen as well," Bernath toldthe Hollywood Reporter.

The cable net has already re-signed voice stars Billy West,Katey Sagal and John DiMaggio to reprise their animated roles.

So I suppose these new episodes will take the place of the Futurama movies that were rumored to be in production earlier this year. Boy first Farscape comes back now Futurama, if only we could work on getting Desmond Pfeiffer on video my life would be complete.

As a bonus watch Zap Brannigan sing karaoke:

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