NEW YORK, April 22, 2013 – “Futurama” rockets into space for the
(second) final time as the Emmy® Award-winning series will conclude its long history with this summer’s all-new season.
The thirteen-episode summer run will premiere on COMEDY CENTRAL with back-to-back
episodes on Wednesday, June 19 at 10:00 p.m. with the emotional series finale scheduled for September 4. Special guest
stars for the final season include Larry Bird, Dan Castellaneta, Sarah Silverman, George Takei, Adam West and Burt
Ward. The show’s entire original voice cast will be returning. Including the yet-to-air season, this will bring the
total number of episodes in “Futurama’s” storied history to 140.
“I’m very proud of the upcoming season. If
this is indeed the end of ‘Futurama,’ it’s a fantastic finish to a good, long run,” said creator and Executive Producer
“Having the opportunity to bring ‘Futurama’ back for 52 episodes over these last four years
has been a thrill for all of us at COMEDY CENTRAL. The upcoming season promises to be the best final season of
‘Futurama’ yet,” said Dave Bernath, EVP Program Strategy & Multi Programming.
COMEDY CENTRAL will celebrate
the final season of “Futurama” with a host of bonus content on cc.com
including weekly episode previews, highlights and photo galleries featuring concept artwork from the upcoming episodes.
The site also contains clips from the entire library of “Futurama” episodes and features exclusive interviews with the
show’s cast, as well as with Matt Groening and David X. Cohen, plus a “making of an
episode” mini-documentary. Later this month, COMEDY CENTRAL will begin its summer-long celebration of the final
season with the launch of “Countdown to
Futurama” on Facebook, where its fan base has grown from one
million “likes” prior to its 2010 resurrection on COMEDY CENTRAL to over 26 million “likes” today, making it one of the
top television pages on Facebook. The “Countdown” celebration will feature new and exclusive content daily, including
clips, episode stills, character designs and more. In addition, the celebration will extend to the COMEDY CENTRL Tumblr which will offer a “Futurama Fanarama” feature
spotlighting fan tributes to the series and its final season.
First airing on FOX from 1999-2003, “Futurama”
was brought back in 2007 with four direct-to-DVD movies that subsequently aired as 30-minute episodes on COMEDY
CENTRAL. Based on their success, COMEDY CENTRAL ordered new seasons of the series which made a triumphant return to
television in June 2010. Over the course of its storied run, “Futurama” has earned six Emmy® Awards–including two
Outstanding Animated Program, seven Annie Awards, two Environmental Media Awards and two Writer’s Guild of America
“Futurama,” created by Matt Groening, developed by Matt Groening and David X. Cohen, is produced by
The Curiosity Company in association with 20th Century Fox Television.
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