‘Futurama’ Cancelled Again — Upcoming 7th Season On Comedy Central Will Be Its Last
Exactly a decade after it was originally cancelled by Fox, Futurama is coming to an end on Comedy Central. The cable network announced that the upcoming seventh season of the futuristic animated comedy, which kicks off on June 19, will be its last. The series finale is slated for September 4 after a total of 140 episodes, 52 of them on Comedy Central. The show’s entire original voice cast is returning for the final season, joined by special guest stars Larry Bird, Dan Castellaneta, Sarah Silverman, George Takei, Adam West and Burt Ward. (Watch promo below) “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,” said creator and Executive Producer Matt Groening. Comedy Central is planning a slew of online initiatives to mark the end of the series. First airing on Fox from 1999-2003, Futurama was brought back in 2007 with four direct-to-DVD movies that subsequently aired as 30-minute episodes on Comedy Central. Based on their success, the cable network ordered new seasons, which launched in June 2010. Over the course of its run, Futurama has earned six Emmy Awards–including two Outstanding Animated Program, seven Annie Awards, and two WGA Awards.