Wednesday January 4, 2006 10:09 pm
Futurama Fans Rejoice At Possible Return
Hey, it happened to Family Guy; why not to another animated series? A cult hit for the four years it aired, Futurama’s cancellation left viewers frustrated, though repeats are available on the Cartoon Network. Futurama follows the adventures of defrosted pizza delivery guy Philip J. Fry, who must adjust to being thrust 1,000 years into the future among an eclectic bunch of colleagues and friends. The results are always entertaining.
Talks are underway at 20th Century Fox TV, which also produces “Family Guy,” to make a “limited” number of new episodes of the cartoon, which was created by “The Simpsons” guru Matt Groening and David X. Cohen. The discussions haven’t gone so far as to include a place to air any new installments, Variety reports.
Since “Futurama” last aired in August 2003, it has followed the “Family Guy” pattern of earning strong ratings as part of Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim programming and racking up revenue in DVD sales (although not to the then-record levels of “Family Guy’s” first DVD sets). Also, like “Family Guy” on its first go-round, it was something of an orphan on FOX, saddled with long gaps between episodes and unfavorable timeslots.
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