If you think the next new episode of The Simpsons will be casualty-free, you’ve made a grave mistake: The anticipated installment that features the death of a familiar face has been slated as the season 26 premiere. Speaking to EW last fall, executive producer Al Jean promised viewers “an emotional story” and dropped just a few hints about who will wind up pushing daisies. One, the actor who voiced this character claimed an Emmy for his/her performance in the role, and two, the character has appeared in more than two episodes. (UPDATE: During a Fox panel at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, Jean noted that the soon-to-be-deceased character could return in a flashback or as a ghost.) READ FULL STORY
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Futurama is about to fly into the past: By tomorrow morning, it will be the stuff of memories and reruns. But tonight at 10 p.m. on Comedy Central, we take one last new adventure ride, as the 31st-century set animated comedy unveils its series finale. (Yes, we’ve heard that before…)
In this episode, Fry asks Leela for her hand in marriage, and, as you might expect, it may not go exactly as expected. But time just might be on their side, thanks to the Professor’s new device. Or maybe this device will make things worse. Don’t ask us. We’re terrible at science and time. READ FULL STORY
On Thursday, July 18, we found out that Homer Simpson and the rest of Springfield will be featured in an episode of Family Guy. READ FULL STORY
Before Futurama heads off into the wild green yonder of the afterlife, it will work Seth MacFarlane like a dog. READ FULL STORY
A question asked frequently by Futurama fans at Comic-Con and other conventions is: Will Zoidberg ever find love? Turns out, that very question will be explored in an upcoming episode. EW has learned that the disgusting decapodian will make a romantic connection with… wait for it… it’s pretty shocking… oh, right, you already read the headline… Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke! READ FULL STORY
The Planet Express ship will soon make its final delivery.
Comedy Central has decided not to renew Futurama, which means that the 31st-century-set animated comedy will end its 140-episode run on Sept. 4. The final 13 episodes, which represent the second half of season 7, begin airing on June 19 at 10 p.m. READ FULL STORY
There’s really no easy way to say this: Professor Farnsworth is about to have turtle sex. You see, in “Naturama,” the season 7 finale of Futurama (Comedy Central, Wednesday, 10:30 p.m.), the old guy has been reborn as a Galapagos tortoise whose species is on the precipice of extinction. To ensure that his kind will live on, he must embark on an arduous 100-foot journey to find the lone surviving female of his species and engage in a little loving. READ FULL STORY
Ever procreated with a beverage machine? No, of course you haven’t. We leave that kind of stuff to Bender. The feisty robot will explore fatherhood in ways we never imagined in the season 7 premiere of Futurama, the 31st-century set animated comedy that returns to Comedy Central on June 20 at 10 p.m. (A second episode will air at 10:30 p.m.)
In “The Bots and The Bees,” the crew gets a new soda machine, which Bender finds a way to impregnate. “If that sounds confusing, don’t worry, there will be an explanatory film within the episode that explains the robot reproductive cycle,” exec producer David X. Cohen tells EW. READ FULL STORY
Good news, everyone!
Everybody’s favorite canceled animated Fox show (well, for Family Guy fans with long memories, second favorite) is getting a couple more years of life: Comedy Central’s Futurama has been renewed for two more years, say sources close to the production.
The network has picked up another two cycles of 13 episodes — and neither include the upcoming batch that launches this June. So that keeps Futurama on the air through 2013. (Whether the order is called the seventh season, or the eighth and ninth season, is still being debated — since seasons on Comedy Central are split over two years, do you call each year’s batch a season or do you call the full 26 episode order a season?) At any rate, last season averaged 2.5 million viewers per week once DVR is added in.
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