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Futurama cancelled (not a repeat from 2003)

As the Professor might say when delivering not so good news, “Good news, everybody!” Futurama has been cancelled… again. Entertainment Weekly reports that the now Comedy Central program will come to an end on September 4th. The series originally ran on Fox from 1999 to 2003 before being revived in 2007 after fan outcry. After the remaining 13 episodes air the show will have run for 140 episodes. The show was nominated for 17 Annie Awards (winning 7), 11 Emmy Awards (winning 5), and 4 Writer’s Guild Awards (winning twice).

Futurama creator Matt Groening hinted there may be a chance for more. “We’ve been in this situation before and it’s tempting when you’re doing episodes that are as good or better than anything you’ve ever done to continue doing it. We’re catching our breath and seeing what the fans have to say. The experience of this show has been so much fun from the very beginning to now — everybody is so happy to work on this show — that it’d be a shame if we all went our separate ways… We would love to continue. We have many more stories to tell. But if we don’t, this is a really great way to go out… I think these episodes are the best ones we’ve ever done.”

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