Post by Mike Spadoni on Mar 24, 2011 22:24:16 GMT 1
"Futurama" fans can take heart. America's Comedy Central cable network (home to "The Daily Show" and Steven Colbert among others) has ordered 26 additional episodes of the Matt Groening animated series about the future. Comedy Central brought back "Futurama" six years after it was canceled by Fox. It ordered 26 episodes--the first 13 ran during the summer of 2010, and the remainder will air this summer. The 26 newly-ordered shows will also air during the summer months--in 2012 and 2013. "Futurama" has drawn a respectable 2.5 million viewers last summer, and now has 11 million fans on Facebook. Not bad for a cartoon that was once thought to be dead and buried.
"Seeing a murder on television can help work off one's antagonisms. And if you haven't any antagonisms, the commercials will give you some."--Alfred Hitchcock