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'Futurama' canceled (again) after seven seasons on Comedy Central

"Futurama" is heading into cancellation yet again. Comedy Central has decided not to renew the animated series after seven seasons on that network. Why was the sci-fi, comedy cartoon canceled this time?The basic reason seems to be, as always, declining ratings over the past few seasons., which first broke the news, quoted Dave Bernath, the executive vice president of programming at Comedy Central as saying the show had a "he**uva run" as it came to its end. "I'm more thankful and feel a sense of gratitude toward the whole process -- and that we found a way to keep going for 52 more episodes -- than I really am even thinking about the ending. It's a blessing that it came back and lasted so long."The Comedy Central tenure of "Futurama" comprises its relaunch from 2008 to the present. The series, from "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening and David X. Cohen, originaly aired on FOX... //

'Futurama': Evil creatures, apes and 'science' in Season 7, part 2

The return of "Futurama" to Comedy Central is still several months away. But the time may pass a little faster with this first look at what's to come in the back half of Season 7.The three-minute teaser opens with a bunch of quick bursts of scenes -- Leela beating the bolts out of Bender as a mugger, Prof. Farnsworth turning the Planet Express ship into a dragster, hyperintelligent apes celebrating the arrival of their new office chairs/tire swings. You know, the usual.There are a couple of longer scenes as well, with the crew trying to figure out which of them might be an evil creature in disguise (at the 1:05 mark) and, right after that, the resurrection of Calculon using a bit of black magic -- er, science. Then it's back to the short clips, and it all ends with Fry dying. (OK, probably not, but he doesn't look in very good shape.)Comedy Central hasn't... //

Comedy Central(R) Wins Three Primetime Emmy(R) Awards for "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and "Futurama"

"Futurama's" Maurice LaMarche earned his second consecutive Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance. //

Finale 2012: Futurama Season 7 “31st Century Fox; Naturama”

Futurama  Season 7 finale "31st Century Fox; Naturama" airs on Wednesday August 29 starting at 10:00PM on Comedy Central. Synopsis:  In "31st Century Fox," Bender becomes a fox hunting  enthusiast, joining the Huntmaster (guest star  Patrick Stewart) on a high-class outing. But his love of the hunt turns to outrage when he realizes they are hunting not a regular flesh-and-blood fox, but rather a poor, innocent robot fox. Determined to take a stand for robot rights, he sets out to sabotage the next hunt only to find his plan has gone horribly wrong when he himself becomes the hunted. Read More... //  

Futurama art brings Kif, Morbo and Lrrr into harsh reality [Futurama]

Last year, artist Jared Krichevsky released a harrowing "realistic" depiction of Dr. Zoidberg from Futurama with torn pants and a tentacled face, ready for mating season. Since then, he's been hard at work bringing even more Futurama favorites to life. //

Comic-Con 2012: Futurama Panel Gets My Vote for Most Fun Panel of the Week

Okay so I just have to come out and say up front that I don’t watch Futurama, but after going to the panel they had at Comic-Con 2012, I may just have to change that. I can honestly say that I’ve never had so much fun or laughed so hard at a panel in my life. The reason I’ve never seen the show is that I’m not usually into animation. But the thing I didn’t realize about animation series is how much fun the people are who create them. This group of misfits..erm actors and creators, seemed to have the time of their lives up there on the stage. They answered questions in different voices, messed with each other on stage, gave silly answers to questions from the audience, cheered harder than anyone over the costume contest contestants and overall just had a grand old time. Read More... //  

'Futurama' expands its Head-In-a-Jar Creator app to Android users

Good news, "Futurama" fans who are also Android users: The show's "Head-In-a-Jar Creator" app is coming to your mobile phones.Creator Matt Groening will officially announce the launch of the app during "Futurama Live!," the live-streamed post-show chat taking place after Wednesday's (July 11) episode (see here for details). The app has been available to iPhone users for a year, and it's expanding to the Android platform now.The app allows users to create their own heads in jars in the likeness of a human, robot or alien, and the new version also adds a Dr. Zoidberg-like Decapodian. (More examples below.) New backgrounds and added features are also available, and users can share their heads over social media.There's also a "Head Museum" feature whereby users can create custom exhibits of their Head creations and share them with friends. The free app also offers clips from the current season of "Futurama."Take a look at the app:... //

'Futurama' live: Cast and EPs will answer fan questions in live stream

"Futurama" is doing its first ever live-stream chat later this month, and Matt Groening and Co. want you to be part of it.Groening, fellow executive producer David X. Cohen and cast members Billy West, John DiMaggio and Maurice LaMarche will take part in the half-hour chat on July 11, following the airing of that night's episode, "Zapp Dingbat." They'll talk about the episode (which features guest star George Takei), answer fan questions and preview the July 18 episode, "The Butterjunk Effect" along with other future installments. Additionally, West will offer live renditions of several Fry Memes, and fans can submit "Futurama"-related art that may be featured on the broadcast. You'll have a chance to win show-related swag too."Futurama Live!" will stream on Comedy Central's "Futurama" page, the show's Facebook page and Ustream. Fans can submit questions via Facebook, @ComedyCentral on Twitter or at Answerama, the show's page on the Sci-Fi & Fantasy Stack Exchange.... //

Futurama Season 7 Premiere “The Bots and the Bees; Farewell to Arms”

Futurama  Season 7  Premiere "The Bots and the Bees; Farewell to Arms" airs on Wednesday June 20 at 10:00PM on Comedy Central. Synopsis:  Missing the future? Well don’t worry because the 31st century zaniness continues  as Matt Groening and David X. Cohen’s brilliantly subversive animated sci-fi comedy, "Futurama," returns with 13 all-new half-hour episodes beginning tonight at 10:00 p.m. on COMEDY CENTRAL. The all-comedy channel is kicking off the new season of "Futurama" in style with two new episodes airing back-to-back – "The Bots and the Bees" featuring guest star Wanda Sykes at 10:00PM followed by "Farewell to Arms" at 10:30PM. Read More... //  

'Futurama' Season 7: Matt Groening teases an election, Fry and Leela and more

"Futurama" returns to Comedy Central in just a few weeks, and creator Matt Groening says fans can look forward to continued development in Fry and Leela's relationship, the return of guest voice George Takei and, according to him, the limb-losingest season yet."I guess what's different this summer is Fry and Leela's relationship is progressing, and people who care about that will be delighted," Groening tells Zap2it. "And the animators at Rough Draft have once again made it their missions to outdo themselves. They just love doing the show -- they have such a good time. ... With a very skimpy budget and tight time schedule, they continue to amaze us."The season opens June 20 with back-to-back episodes. The first finds Bender the father to a robot baby (complete with explanation of how that works), and the second plays with the idea of the Mayan calendar predicting the end of the world in 2012. In "Futurama's"... //