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July 03, 2006

Frye, Bender, and Leela to Return to Comedy Central

My favorite show on Adult Swim is set to return to TV in 2008. Ala Family Guy, Futurama is slated for another round with the original cast of characters to return:

20th Century Fox will produce at least 13 new episodes of the animated series Futurama, scheduled to air on Comedy Central in 2008. Futurama, an animation from The Simpsons creator Matt Groening, was canceled by FOX in 2003.

Comedy Central has recently acquired the rights to the back catalogue of 72 Futurama episodes and any eventual new episodes.

“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,” announces Comedy Central senior vice president for programming David Bernath.

Voice actors Billy West (Fry, Professor Farnsworth), Katey Sagal (Leela) and John DiMaggio (Bender) are all contracted to return.

Fox has two great series that they have cancelled and have made it back on the air. Please bring life back into Mitch Hurwitz and the Bluths. Teach Fox a lesson, George. Please teach them a lesson.

Posted by Justin at July 3, 2006 11:59 PM