It's official: 'Futurama' is reborn!

Futurama-returns_lHoly Bender Bending Rodríguez!

Six years after getting axed by Fox, Futurama is being resurrected on Comedy Central.

A spokesperson for 20th Century Fox Television confirms that the cable net has ordered  26 new episodes of Matt Groening and David X. Cohen’s late, great animated series to air beginning in 2010. The studio cites Futurama‘s “blockbuster” performance on DVD and in reruns on Comedy Central as the reason for its rebirth.

Hmmm… sound familiar? 

“When we brought back Family Guy several years ago, everyone
said that it was a once in a lifetime thing — that canceled series
stay canceled and cannot be revived,” 20th Century Fox TV Chairmen Gary
Newman and Dana Walden said in a joint statement. “But Futurama
was another series that fans simply demanded we bring back, and we
couldn’t have been happier when Matt and David agreed that there were
many more stories yet to tell.”

Adds Groening: “We’re thrilled Futurama is coming back. We now have only 25,766 episodes to make before we catch up with Bender and Fry in the year 3000.”

I have a hunch Groening isn’t the only one doing a happy dance. (That’s your cue to start filling up the comments section.)

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  • thomas white

    Good News, Everyone!

    • Rob Dilworth

      Very good news!

      I’m walkin’ on sunshine! Woo-woo!

  • Jay Austin

    Good News Everyone….

  • Adam
  • Joe K

    Awesome. Fox is not deserving. Can’t wait to see Futurama make its triumphant return!

  • emoqix

    love that cartoon!
    i am glad it is coming back to life.

  • Camille


  • Kendra

    I might cry, I am so excited! I wonder if they will be in movie form, or back to a series. Shocking, though, since the last movie was so…final.

  • Tygor1

    I’m walkin on sunshine…Woah woah woah…I’m walkin on sunshine….Hmm hmm hmm hmm!!!!!!

  • Ashley


  • Liz

    i seriously screamed out loud just now! this is the best thing i heard all week! :)

  • Leela

    I can’t believe my eye!!!!

  • Rob

    Geeking out!!!!!! Hellz Yes!

  • Chris

    This pleases Morbo.

  • Ambee

    I literally urged my coworker to come look at the headline and tacklehugged his torso. YES.

  • Ambee

    I literally urged my coworker to come look at the headline and tacklehugged his torso. YES.

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