NEW YORK, May 4, 2011 – COMEDY CENTRAL is taking “Futurama” fans on a 50 day multi-platform
journey leading up to the season premiere on Thursday, June 23 at 10 p.m. The “Countdown To ‘Futurama’” launches on Facebook on
Wednesday, May 4 – every day for 50 days, the network will release a new piece of exclusive
content including preview clips, character designs, episode stills, story boards and much
more. For the kick-off, COMEDY CENTRAL will post a sneak peek clip from the season premiere
episode. “Futurama’s” Facebook page has over
12 million fans and ranks among the Top 5 animated television show pages.
to Facebook, COMEDY CENTRAL will feature the “Countdown To ‘Futurama’” on-air and online,
including a daily feature on CC Insider, the
COMEDY CENTRAL blog and on mobile with SMS messaging.
“Futurama” focuses on the life
of Philip Fry (Billy West), a 25-year-old pizza delivery boy who accidentally freezes himself
on December 31, 1999 and wakes up 1,000 years later with a fresh start at life and a “diverse”
new group of friends including Leela (Katey Sagal), a tough but lovely one-eyed alien and
Bender (John DiMaggio), a robot who possesses human characteristics and flaws. The series
aired for five seasons on Fox (1999 to 2003) earning Emmy® nominations each season while
winning three times, including “Outstanding Animated Program” in 2002.
created by Matt Groening and developed by Groening and David X. Cohen, is produced by
twentieth Century Fox Television, with Rough Draft Studios, Inc. contributing the
20th Century Fox Television, a division of News Corp, is a leading
supplier of entertainment content domestically and around the world.
COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently
is seen in more than 98 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by, and is a
registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of Viacom Inc.’s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks. COMEDY
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division of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the
world’s leading creators of entertainment content, with brands that engage and connect diverse
audiences across television, online, mobile, games, virtual worlds and consumer products. The
company’s portfolio spans more than 150 television channels and 400 digital media properties