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Right now, June 21st at 1:15am, Katy Segal was on Late Late night with Craig Ferguson, and the last question he asked her was "Is Futurama coming back?" and she said "Yes!" she continued to say that it was coming back on Comedy Central and not Fox, and in episodes. She said she couldnt recall if it was 16 episodes or 13. She said she didnt really read the contract, she just signed it because she was so happy to be back in the role. She also said that it was also coming to DVD, which I took as to refer about the movies... but the new episodes on Comedy Central... thats sure news to me.

Sounds like excellent news, of America's finest comedies being resurrected. But has anyone seen the episode of Craig Ferguson in question? A direct quote from Katie would be great, but even some confirmation along the lines of, "Yeah, that's about what she said," would be great.

Fingers crossed.

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I only just got the first season boxset the other day. I always knew it was good, but actually sitting down to watch it properly... it's just one of the best programmes ever, isn't it?

Just the way Farnsworth says "Oh my, no" in the pilot is enough.

By John Hoare
June 23, 2006 @ 5:50 am

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>A direct quote [...] would be great, but even some confirmation [...] would be great.

I write books!

>I always knew it was good, but actually sitting down to watch it properly... it's just one of the best programmes ever, isn't it?

Yeah, it was strange. When the show was new I watched it, thought it was good...didn't think much beyond that. Only when the reruns made their way to Cartoon Network (well after the show was cancelled) did I realize how hilarious some of these episodes are. Not to mention the two later seasons, which really begin to explore plot and backstory more successfully than I'd have ever thought possible in a half-hour comedy show.

By Philip J Reed, VSc
June 23, 2006 @ 12:21 pm

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"Bad News, Everyone" still cracks me up when I hear it.

Futurama is one of the best shows ever.

By Kirk
June 23, 2006 @ 12:42 pm

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Futurama somehow manages to be just as quotable as the Simpsons, even with a fifth the number of episodes. I remember watching the first six episodes whch aired on Sky One in constant rotation, and only finding the Zapp Brannigan episode funny. Then they started showing the second half of series 1 and I was totally hooked.

The DVDs are a must-buy, too, since the commentaries are almost as good as the episodes themselves. Unlike certain series where every episode has a commentary, they never retread any ground and don't become boring effectively doubling the watchability of the series.

By James H
June 23, 2006 @ 12:52 pm

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And no jokes about ham!

By Kirk
June 23, 2006 @ 2:03 pm

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Big update: confirmation! Comedy Central is indeed financing at least 13 new episodes of Futurama. Check out for the whole scoop, but here's what the head of programming at Comedy Central had to say:

"We are thrilled that Matt Groening and 20th Century Fox Television have decided to produce new episodes of 'Futurama' and that Comedy Central will be the first to air them."
"There is a deep and passionate fan base for this intelligent and very funny show that matches perfectly with our audience, and it is great that we can offer them not just the existing library but something they've never seen as well."

By Philip J Reed, VSc
June 23, 2006 @ 11:01 pm

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It's good that it's gonna be on Comedy Central because they'll let them go where they want with the show. There won't be as much pressure as there would be if it was returning on Fox. Oh, and the reason it's just as quotable as The Simpsons with a fifth of the number of episodes is that around half of the total Simpsons episodes are medicore at best! That's thanks to the last 6-7 years or so being complete crap.

By performingmonkey
June 24, 2006 @ 2:41 am

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