'Futurama' Returns Thursday

Good News, Everyone! FUTURAMA returns with season 6B this week with two back-to-back episodes.
The former FOX show, now on Comedy Central begins with Neutopia wherein  Fry and the Planet Express crew clands on planet and encounters a powerful being unfamiliar with the concept of gender, and experiments by switching all their sexes, as seen in this preview clip.
Benderama, follows, in which Bender tries out self-replication, and winds up creating an ever-smaller ariny of duplicates that will eventually consume all the matter on Earth.
Further good news? Two more 13-episode season have already been ordered for the cartoon that would not die. 
 FUTURAMA airs Thursday on Comedy Central at  10:00 and 10:30 PM (ET/PT).

'Futurama' Renewed by Comedy Central

According to Entetainment Weekly, the sci-fi animated comedy series FUTURAMA has been renewed by Comedy Central.
26 new half-hour episodes have been ordered, which should translate into two more 13-episodes seasons, which will run through 2013.
This does NOT include the 13 already produced episodes that will begin airing this June on the cable channel.

FUTURAMA Characters
FUTURAMA Characters

Created by Matt Groening (THE SIMPSONS), FUTURAMA orignally aire don the Fox Netowrk, and continues to be produced by 20th Century Fox and the Curiousity Company.

'Futurama' Back From Dead (Literally)

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The sci-fi animated comedy FUTURAMA is back from ‘the dead’, a fate to be shared by most of it’s characters.
Canceled by the Fox Network in 2003, and having an afterlife in Direct-To-Video movies, it’s being resurrected by Comedy Central, in 26 new half-hour episodes, begining June 24th.

Entertainment Weekly interviewed Executive Producer David X. Cohen about his and creator Matt Groening’s plans for the re-animated series.

“Matt and I decided to make sure people knew right away that this was Futurama in its classic half-hour form. We wanted to quickly establish in the first episode that the characters are back from their DVD adventures. Fry and Leela return relatively quickly. Very quickly we get back to the Planet Express headquarters in New New York City — and the only slight hitch is that everybody is dead. “

"A Slight Hitch..."
"A Slight Hitch..."


(Everyone but Fry and Professor Farnsworth, it appears.)

“That episode is entitled ‘Rebirth’. We’ll get to see the Professor’s birthing machine and all the glory of artificial rebirth. It’s both a literal and figurative rebirth of the series.”

See the link above for many more details about the revived series.