In a world where TV Shows that have resounding popularity with audiences still find a way back from death*. Family Guy, Futurama, even Veronica Mars has been given lifeblood for the big screen with its successful Kickstarter campaign! Who’s to say that Futurama, created by The Simpsons’ Matt Groening and David X. Cohen, won’t rise again like the Phoenix.
THR is reporting that “Comedy Central will end its run following the 13-episode back half of its current seventh season, which bows June 19”.
“I’m very proud of the upcoming season. If this is indeed the end of Futurama, it’s a fantastic finish to a good, long run,” Groening said recently in a statement. And, Dave Bernath, exec vp program strategy at Comedy Central added: “Having the opportunity to bring Futurama back for 52 episodes over these last four years has been a thrill for all of us at Comedy Central. The upcoming season promises to be the best final season of Futurama yet.”
Originally developed for Fox, Comedy Central revived the series with four direct-to-DVD films between 2007 and 2009 and aired them as 16 episodes after its deal to air reruns on Adult Swim and Cartoon Network expired. The network ordered 26 new episodes in 2011, splitting them for a two-part seventh season.
*Just not the ones we really want; I’m looking at you Firefly!