Entertainment Weekly reports that Comedy Central has decided not to renew Futurama for any additional episodes. As a result, the second half of season seven, which is set to premiere on June 19, will be the series’ last thirteen episodes (for now, maybe). Futurama was first canceled by Fox back in 2003, after a four-season run. After reruns on Adult Swim started doing well, Comedy Central agreed to air the show’s four direct-to-DVD movies as a fifth season and then eventually pay for two additional seasons. Considering its often-dicey status, this announcement didn’t come as a surprise to executive producer David X. Cohen: “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.” Creator Matt Groening is not completely losing hope: “We would love to continue. We have many more stories to tell.” At this rate, by the time Futurama actually ends, it will be the 31st century and we’ll all just be heads in jars.
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