Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Jun 2009 14:30 UTC
Geek stuff, sci-fi... Futurama is coming back! The animated series, loved by many geeks, is the second show in the history of television to be brought back to life after a cancellation (the other one's Family Guy, also by Fox), mostly due to strong fan demand and very good sales from the series of direct-to-DVD films. Comedy Central ordered 26 new episodes to be made, and airing will start in mid-2010. Matt Groening, one of the two show's creators, said: "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."
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Only two?
by Laurence on Wed 10th Jun 2009 16:24 UTC
Laurence
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2007-03-26

[Futurama] is the second show in the history of television to be brought back to life after a cancellation (the other one's Family Guy, also by Fox)


Wasn't Star Trek cancelled after original series flopped, only to gain cult when re-runs were shown at an earlier time?

Either way, I'm sure there's been more than just the two shows.

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Great news, by the way ;)

Edited 2009-06-10 16:26 UTC

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RE: Only two?
by Drumhellar on Wed 10th Jun 2009 18:22 in reply to "Only two?"
Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

The original series was cut, but brought back after a huge letter-writing campaign brought it back for two more seasons. There was no gap between seasons, though.

This makes futurama the third show to be brought back after cancellation.

The other shows are just exactly that: other shows

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RE: Only two?
by Moredhas on Wed 10th Jun 2009 22:35 in reply to "Only two?"
Moredhas Member since:
2008-04-10

Now if only someone would do that for Firefly. Strike Serenity and the comics, pick up where we left off! I'm sure my fondness is fueled in part by my rage at Fox, but it's still a damn good show that was culled before it's time.

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