IT'S THE BIGGEST AND THE BEST TIME TO TUNE IN AND SPACE OUT!
GET READY FOR THE WORLD TELEVISION PREMIERE
OF THE "FUTURAMA" EPIC "THE BEAST WITH A BILLION BACKS"
DEBUTING ON COMEDY CENTRAL®

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19 AT 8:00 P.M.*

  • "The Beast With A Billion Backs" Will Air As A Four-Part Epic, Beginning At 8:00 P.M.

NEW YORK, September 24, 2008 — Greetings, Earthlings! The Emmy Award-winning animated series “Futurama” has landed at COMEDY CENTRAL and now it’s time for the ultimate blast-off! Tune in for the out-of-this-world hilarious World Television Premiere of “The Beast with a Billion Backs,” scheduled to debut as a four-part epic on Sunday, October 19, beginning at 8:00 p.m.

A universal space-time rip A giant alien threatening Earth And epic disaster leading Bender to drink his weight in booze Yes, Futurama is back! In this brand-new four-part adventure, Philip J. Fry and the crew at Planet Express discover a giant hole in the universe and an unusually seductive one-eyed tentacular alien on the other side. As humanity begins moving across the galaxy, Bender takes up with the League of Robots and plots to take over Earth — in other words, business as usual in the year 3000. This is the first time this epic is appearing on television, so don’t miss it!

“Futurama” focuses on the life of Philip Fry (Billy West), a 25-year-old pizza delivery boy who accidentally freezes himself December 31, 1999 and wakes up 1,000 years later with a fresh start at life—and a “diverse” new group of friends including Turanga LeeLa (Katey Sagal), a tough, but lovely one-eyed alien, and Bender (John DiMaggio), a robot who possesses human characteristics and flaws. The show also features guest stars such as Sarah Silverman, Hank Azaria, Bob Odenkirk, Pamela Anderson, Beatrice Arthur, Lucy Liu, Beck and Coolio.

“Futurama” aired on Fox from 1999 to 2003 and the series consists of 72 episodes. It was nominated five years-in-a-row and won three Emmys, including its award for “Outstanding Animated Program” in 2002.

“Futurama” is produced and distributed by 20th Century Fox Television. The show is created and executive produced by Matt Groening with co-executive producers David X. Cohen, Ken Keeler and Eric Horsted.

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