I am pretty excited about Futurama coming back on the air, and not just because it makes my Futurama Spec script that much more marketable.
Here is a quick look at the shows speckled history thus far:
March 28th, 1999 Show premiers to a mixed audience (mixed reaction wise, though I suppose it was mixed racially as well). People like it, but figure they will just keep watching the Simpsons instead.
January 2003 Adult Swim begins running Futurama reruns. Stoners rejoice!
August 10th, 2003 Show gets the axe. People are mostly sad.
Sometime in 2006 Announced that there will be 4 new Futurama movies. Straight to DVD. Sweet.
December 2007 Adult Swim’s contract with Futurama expires. Stoners are sad, but then easily distracted by something shiny in corner.
January 2nd, 2008 Comedy Central begins airing old episodes of Futurama. Show begins to find new audience who has since stopped watching the Simpsons.
June 9th, 2009 Comedy central confirms they have ordered 26 more episodes. Huzzah
July 17th, 2009 Concerns arise when a casting call is put out looking for new actors to voice the characters. The internet goes crazy!
July 31st, 2009 A message from Maurice LaMarche was sent to members of the “Save the Voices of Futurama” group on Facebook. In the message, he announced that the original cast would be returning for the new episodes. Facebook nerds feel vindicated and riot in the streets.
Phew. What a strange little journey it has been. But “Futurama” is coming back and I for one am stoked as hell. And write me if you want to read that spec…
I want more like this!
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