Futurama Canceled By Comedy Central After Seven Seasons
The future is bleak for a certain show.
Futurama has been canceled by Comedy Central after seven seasons, according to Entertainment Weekly.
The beloved animated series that's set in the 31st century will air its final episode on September 5.
The show's final 13 episodes will begin airing on June 19 at 10 p.m.
This isn't the first time the show has been canceled, as its initial run aired on Fox from 1999 to 2003 before Fox gave it the axe.
Then, the show surprisingly found a new life on Comedy Central, beginning with its fifth season in 2007.
Producer David X. Cohen is just grateful that the show got to run for as long as did.
“I felt like we were already in the bonus round on these last couple of seasons, so I can’t say I was devastated by the news,” David says. “It was what I had expected two years earlier."
"At this point, I keep a suitcase by my office door so I can be canceled at a moment’s notice," David jokes.
Creator Matt Groening — who also created The Simpsons— says he wouldn't mind moving the show to yet another network, but he isn't holding his breath.
“We’ve been in this situation before and it’s tempting when you’re doing episodes that are as good or better than anything you’ve ever done to continue doing it,” Matt explains. “We would love to continue."
So what does the future hold for Fry and his pals? We'll have to wait and see.