Futurama Has Been Cancelled Again – At Least Until It Comes Back As A Puppet Show In The Park

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Comedy Central have decided not to renew Futurama almost two years after they were expected to decide not to renew Futurama. It’s been a brilliant stay of execution, and there’s thirteen more episodes to air over the summer. I for one will be glad to welcome them.

EW spoke to Matt Groening and David Cohen, who seemed to have been expecting this. Again. Because you would.

Cohen said:

At this point I keep a suitcase by my office door so I can be cancelled at a moment’s notice.

Meanwhile Groening believes that the show could move on to be cancelled by another network, or even the internet, somewhere further down the line:

Perhaps Futurama will return in another form, on the Internet, or as a puppet show in the park. Or maybe as a puppet show in the park on the Internet.

Nobody mentions Netflix or Amazon, but I’m sure everybody was thinking it.

The last run of thirteen episodes, which Cohen calls -

Our best last season ever

- will kick off on Comedy Central on June 19th and run until September 4th. That’ll make a total of 140 episodes. I love The Simpsons as much as the next man*, and there’s a lot to be said for how broad its reach and subject matter have been, but I think you’d be hard pressed to find 140 episodes of that show which stack up fully to the achievements of Futurama.

Right then, Mr. Groening. Time to create something new?

*Probably more, in fact. All I hear is people whinging about The Simpsons these days.