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    Talking Comedy Central brings back Futurama!!!

    And not just in reruns!!

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/eo/20060623/en_tv_eo/19344

    Comedy Central is going back to the Futurama.

    Three years after the show last aired on prime time, the cable net has signed a deal to resurrect the former Fox animated series for a minimum 13-episode run.

    Comedy Central will start airing the new shows in 2008.

    "We are thrilled that Matt Groening and 20th Century Fox Television have decided to produce new episodes of Futurama and that Comedy Central will be the first to air them," said David Bernath, the cable net's senior VP.

    The new episode order is part of a larger deal Comedy Central made with the production company last year, when they bought the syndicated rights to Futurama's 72-episode library.
    WOOOOOO HOOOOOO!!!!! Best news I've heard in a long, long time!
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    Re: Comedy Central brings back Futurama!!!

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    Re: Comedy Central brings back Futurama!!!

    I have been hearing for a while they were going to make new shows, but I wasn't sure who was going to pick them up. Thank gord for Comedy Central!

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    Re: Comedy Central brings back Futurama!!!

    Fox was tempted.. I guess Comedy had the dough to tempt them... unlike just DVD sales and ratings on Aduilt swim alone did for Family guy...

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    Re: Comedy Central brings back Futurama!!!

    So does this mean Futurama won't be on Adult Swim anymore?
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    Re: Comedy Central brings back Futurama!!!

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    Re: Comedy Central brings back Futurama!!!

    Why does Fox have a hard time keeping the ratings up for their own shows as opposed to Adult Swim & Comedy Central?

    Does Fox just put the shows on at bad times?

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    Re: Comedy Central brings back Futurama!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Disney Wrassler
    Why does Fox have a hard time keeping the ratings up for their own shows as opposed to Adult Swim & Comedy Central?

    Does Fox just put the shows on at bad times?
    Probably. I think the main problem with Futurama was that it was expected to bring in "Simpson's'" ratings, so it got the big budget and the juicy time slot. But, it turned out to be a little more "adult" than The Simpsons (at least for me) and it was also on earlier. That meant that I couldn't watch it (pre-TiVo) with the kids in the room. So, it became "expendable," since it was a money-loser in its timeslot. On Cartoon Network, it has found and grown its cult audience in a more mature timeslot.

    Second thing about the early time slot was that during football season, the games shown on the East Coast would run late and pre-empt it. That's more than half the USA not getting to see the show every other week. Makes for inconsistent viewership.
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    Re: Comedy Central brings back Futurama!!!

    Great news indeed! It's been rumored for some sort of return for a while, so I'm glad to see it's finally coming to pass.
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    Re: Comedy Central brings back Futurama!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Disney Wrassler
    Why does Fox have a hard time keeping the ratings up for their own shows as opposed to Adult Swim & Comedy Central?

    Does Fox just put the shows on at bad times?
    What sediment said and also the fact that fox usually doesn't give shows any time to gain an audience before pulling them off the air. (Firefly anyone?) Although this wasn't the case with Futurama.

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    Re: Comedy Central brings back Futurama!!!

    Can't wait. I love that show, especially the episode where Bender becomes god to group of tiny people on his body as he floats aimlessly through space.

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    Re: Comedy Central brings back Futurama!!!

    Don't even get me started on Firefly. To quote Bender "Another great science fiction show canceled before it's time."


    Quote Originally Posted by SpookyBear
    What sediment said and also the fact that fox usually doesn't give shows any time to gain an audience before pulling them off the air. (Firefly anyone?) Although this wasn't the case with Futurama.
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    Re: Comedy Central brings back Futurama!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBopper
    So does this mean Futurama won't be on Adult Swim anymore?
    I'm pretty sure Adult Swim will still air the reruns. I hope so at least!


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    Don't even get me started on Firefly. To quote Bender "Another great science fiction show canceled before it's time."
    I know what you mean. I could go on and on about Firefly. I bought the complete series on DVD and I keep letting different people borrow it so they can see of how cool of a show it was and most of the time they end up loving it! Just goes to show maybe if Fox had promoted it and given more time it would of been a hit. I'm glad they at least made a movie to appease the fans.

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    Re: Comedy Central brings back Futurama!!!

    I would think adult swim would keep Futurama after all Family guy still airs even though it is back in prime time and on Fox. I know that that was a special deal but since Adult swim only shows the syndicated episodes of Futurama anyway they should be able to keep it.

    The reason fox didn't want it back is because futurama had years to gain audience and just never peformed up to expectations. Family guy was cancelled not because of lack of viewership but because of content and was brought back as part of an attempt for fox to revitalise its image as a hip edgy network.
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    Re: Comedy Central brings back Futurama!!!

    After the letdown with the DVD movie rumor, I'm glad they're gonna do more episodes.

    I love Futurama!

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