As first reported by EW.com, Comedy Central has elected not to renew the cult-fave animated series for Season 8, meaning that the 13-episode back half of Season 7, which begins unspooling June 19, will mark the show’s swan song. The (latest) series finale is set for Sept. 4.
Futurama of course previously was met with cancellation news once before, in 2003, when Fox ended the series after four seasons. Comedy Central ultimately revived the far-out space comedy, and proceeded to renew it for Seasons 6 and 7.
Series creator Matt Groenig tells EW.com that the show may again seek out another new home, saying, “We have many more stories to tell.” But should there be no takers, “This is a really great way to go out. I think these episodes are the best ones we’ve ever done.”