Comedy Central brings back 'Futurama'

June 11, 2009 8:17:00 AM PDT
Comedy Central says it's bringing the animated comedy "Futurama" back from past cancellation for 26 new half-hour episodes. The satiric sci-fi series, set in "New New York City" in the third millennium, will resume production more than six years after ending its four-season run on the Fox network in 2003.

In 2008, those original 72 episodes were supplemented by four extended length adventures.

Along the way, "Futurama" has found success with DVD sales and in repeat airings on Comedy Central.

The new episodes, produced as before by Matt Groening and David X. Cohen, are expected to air on Comedy Central beginning in mid-2010. Twentieth Century Fox Television could license the new series for a broadcast network.


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