Bad news, everyone! After being canceled by Fox in 2003, Fox returned with new episodes on Comedy Central beginning in 2010. Now its second home network has canceled Futurama (again) after two seasons. The cable network will not produce new episodes after the series wraps up its 13-episode seventh season run.
Futurama saw a small comeback after the successful DVD sales of the Futurama animated feature film Bender’s Big Score in 2007. Fox produced three more full-length animated feature films including The Beast with a Billion Backs, Bender’s Game, and Into the Wild Green Yonder, which were also very successful and profitable for the TV studio. Along with high DVD sales of Futurama‘s original four seasons, Comedy Central took a chance to bring back the animated TV series from series co-creator David X. Cohen and Simpsons creator Matt Groening. Cohen told Entertainment Weekly, who broke the bad news:
I felt like we were already in the bonus round on these last couple of seasons, so I can’t say I was devastated by the news. It was what I had expected two years earlier. At this point I keep a suitcase by my office door so I can be canceled at a moment’s notice.