Futurama is the little, nerdy show that won’t die. Well, it has died before. So I guess that makes it the little, nerdy-zombie show that won’t die. Which is way cooler anyhow. And unlike other re-animated animated series ::cough::FamilyGuy::cough::, Futurama only gets better with every new episode. Comedy Central has renewed the show for two more years with a total of 26 new episodes ordered. Hooray! The whole Planet Express crew will be back in our hearts and on our TV screens. Even Zoidberg!
News broke a couple days ago out of the mouth of Maurice LaMarche (Kif of the clan, Kroker) to Big Shiny Robot,
Thirteen new episodes have been ordered, with an additional 13 optional. This is apart from the 13 episodes that will air beginning in June, 2011, on Comedy Central. So, yes, they will air in 13 episode blocks (Comedy Central loves those, for some reason), so that means there will be new Futurama in summer of 2012, and most probably in summer of 2013 as well, all off of this one order. Pretty good news, actually, don’tcha think? Because we kind of spread it out, so there are always new episodes to look forward to. That’s how I look at it, anyway.
I’m not complaining, a 13 episode season of Futurama is waaaaaaay better than about 85% of the shit on TV nowadays. Shit TV shows that some channels have the gall to offer over 20 episodes! The nerve. Tune in to Comedy Central this June for Season 6…or is the continuation of Season 5? Or were the movies considered Season 5? The most recent 13 episodes were compiled into Volume 5, sooo, I’m confused. Oh who cares, new Futurama, yay!
source: The Daily What