Futurama Cancelled, Series Finale Date Is Set

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Futurama Canceled, Finale Airs Sept. 4The future of Futurama is this: It’s ending, again.

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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.”



Comments (59)

  • Netflix, Amazon … get on it!

    Comment by jimbo – April 22, 2013 08:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • the reason why i am here is for futurama the ending season i think that you need to get the the word out more i didn’t know that futurama was getting removed from tv till 8/28/13 please read this comment . i have watch futurama from 2 years old to 13 years old. this show is the best show of the last 13 years . my shop is basted on futurama props and art.

      Comment by max rewold – August 28, 2013 10:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Go to facebook and vote like for the page called keep futurama on air

        Comment by max rewold – August 30, 2013 07:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • we need to get the word out that futurama is getting cancelled post everywhere

      Comment by max rewold – August 28, 2013 10:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Good news everyone…

    Comment by Tvfan2010 – April 22, 2013 08:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The only way this is good news is if Comedy Central is cancelling Futurama to make room for new episodes of Community, and they are picking it up at NBC cancels it.

      Comment by Sg. Grant – April 22, 2013 11:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • they were trying to sound like Professor, a character on the show who says that a lot…

        Comment by Will – April 22, 2013 11:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • His name is Huebert fornsworth i know i spelled it wrong get used to it. By the way does anyone know were Bender or Leela is?

          Comment by Philip J Fry – June 11, 2013 08:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • I don’t want to live on this planet anymore.

            Comment by The_Professor – August 2, 2013 10:32 PM PDT  
      • Futurama is so much better than Community.

        Comment by David Longmire – January 19, 2014 10:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The fact that Family Guy is still on the air yet Futurama keeps getting cancelled is very sad. Hope it finds, yet another, new home.

    Comment by Steven – April 22, 2013 08:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I do like Family Guy, but I agree. I can’t believe that Futurama, which is my opinion has a much wider audience and is just plain funnier, continues to struggle to find a home. I just hope there is a new network that sees it for the great show it is.

      Comment by Kim – April 22, 2013 09:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Seth loves Futurama too. He even had Bender in a short cameo in FG.

      Comment by Pat D. – April 22, 2013 11:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Who is Seth? And, why does this matter?

        Comment by Michael – February 5, 2014 02:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • family guy blows futurama out of the water

      Comment by Bill Linker – July 31, 2013 01:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Leave the first three words of your comment, delete the last five. Then your statement is true.

        Comment by Michael – February 5, 2014 02:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Honestly Family Guy has gotten much better.

      Comment by Chase – August 28, 2013 10:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • What you said speaks volumes about the average level of intelligence, and perception of what is considered “humor” by the ignorant masses that keeps programs such as ‘Family Guy” on-the-air.

      Comment by Michael – February 5, 2014 02:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I like Futurama, but the series just hasn’t been quite as good since they brought it back.

    Comment by Cameron – April 22, 2013 08:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Its been uneven, but still plenty LOL moments, and “The Late Philip J Fry” was as good or better than any of the originals, save Roswell.

      Comment by Pat D. – April 22, 2013 11:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Roswell ends well. Good episodes that’s also cross reference to The day earth stood stupid were he is not affected by the brains because he becomes his own grandfather in the episode Roswell ends well. Only been watching for a couple months i love this show!

        Comment by Philip J Fry – June 11, 2013 08:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It really needs a new home. Maybe some other network will take it on, but I bet we will have awhile to wait for that. And yet The Simpsons goes on, as does Family Guy. Ugh.

    Comment by Tvfan2010 – April 22, 2013 08:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t want to live on this planet anymore

    Comment by Polly – April 22, 2013 09:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • To be fair, Futurama was canceled 3 times and I think Family Guy was canceled 4. lol

    The only reason we got the movies and twice as many episodes is because of reruns on Cartoon Network, so maybe they should look into it, or Netflix. This isn’t the last we have seen of the awesome Futurama.

    Comment by David4 – April 22, 2013 09:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • damn it.

    Comment by gabby – April 22, 2013 09:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My favorite show based on the number of times I have seen each episode. Fox should cancel Simpsons at 25 years, and replace it with Futurama, the best animated series ever!

    Comment by arianeb – April 22, 2013 09:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I really like futurama. I am sad to see it go.

    Comment by AMCPress – April 22, 2013 09:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    Comment by louise – April 22, 2013 09:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • that’s stupidest decision, futurama is like animated ‘community’, only unlike it, the quality of futurama is getting better with seasons
    better they’ve closed family guy again

    Comment by sc113 – April 22, 2013 09:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Netflix, make it so.

    Comment by John Berggren – April 22, 2013 09:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sad. :( Love this show. Hopefully, it will find a new home.

    Comment by Chicago Dan – April 22, 2013 10:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This was very surprising, sad, sad news for me to discover today! Futurama is one of those shows that I will sincerely miss. Although I do watch Family Guy, it boggles my mind that it continues to thrive as quality severely declines… while Futurama struggles.

    On the flip side, American Dad deserves its place in the line up as it is Seth MacFarlane’s best and most well-written show. I also think The Simpsons still has a lot of life left in it. This season has had a large majority of excellent episodes (such as Milhouse impersonating his dad and Fruit Bat Man among several others). Plus, it’s been a part of my life for 24 years and that kind of boggles my mind when I think about the fact that i started watching it when I was 8 years old!

    You know, it’s too bad Fox won’t buy Futurama back and keep the show in their back pocket in case their new show Murder Police fails this fall… I think it would be a good re-addition to Sunday night on Fox. It would be interesting to see how its (Fox network VS Comedy Central) ratings would stack up today compared to the the rest of the line up. I’m sure that’s not going to happen, but one can dream.

    Comment by Brett Heitkam – April 22, 2013 10:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Futurama was the ONLY watchable show on the so-called “Comedy Central. That channel is a dud, and a failure, that should “go dark”. There is NOTHING even marginally humorous on that channel. TBS is another. Any channel that has to tell you ” Now that’s funny!” every fifteen minutes or less, isn’t. ONE program, exactly, exixts on TBS, that would be “BIg Bang Theory” is quite humorous, and I enjoy it very much. It’s well written, and acted. But, that’s it for TBS.
      Other network “Comedy” programs are non-humorous, at best. “Saturday Night Live” should have been axed LONG ago. BEFORE the likes of that idiotic Adam Sandler (no talent, uses the SAME stupid voice, and characterizations in every situation. And, Will Ferrell (again, no talent, and uses the same juvenile, utterly stupid characterizations), were on the show. SNL is totally, completely UNWATCHABLE, and has been for many years. What is considered “humor” is beyond comprehension to me.

      Comment by Michael – February 5, 2014 03:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Comedy Central can bite my shiny metal @$$!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Nellie – April 22, 2013 10:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • CC can bite my shiny golden ass! Cross reference The fornsworth parabox were bender’s clone had a golden body over a coin flip and regular bender had a metal because his coin flip was oppasite. Excuse my spelling as i’m Fry so im not very good

      Comment by Philip J Fry – June 11, 2013 08:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Futurama is better than the Simpsons, family guy, American dad or anything Lin that genre. It doesn’t take a genius to know that

        Comment by Zoigberg97 – August 24, 2013 12:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Groening: “I’ll show ye.”

    Comment by Pat D. – April 22, 2013 11:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • comedy central can lick my ass.

    Comment by poopfeast420 – April 22, 2013 12:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • All glory to the Hypnotoad.

    Comment by Hypnotoad – April 22, 2013 12:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Netflix please pick this up!

    Comment by Chris H – April 22, 2013 01:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Futurama is still so hilarious!! This is bull!!

    Comment by rachelle – April 22, 2013 02:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That sucks.

    Comment by moonbunny28 – April 22, 2013 02:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Futurama is on again? When did that happen? Are there new episodes of King of the Hill out there somewhere too?

    Comment by breealashon – April 22, 2013 05:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Since you’ve been living under a rock for 5 years, let me introduce you to the world. We have a black president now, gas prices are higher than the 1.50 a gallon it was the last time you ventured outside, and this newfangled thing called cable exists. I know, its crazy, who needs more than 3 networks, right?? But apparently these other channels exist, and they occasionally have some decent shows too

      Comment by bluestar4ever – April 25, 2013 03:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I guess Comedy Central has to make more room for things like the long lasting, never tired schticks of Daniel Tosh.

    Comment by kate – April 22, 2013 08:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i’m a huge futurama fan. I’d agree it hasn’t been the same since its back but i’d rather not see it go. I wonder if the change in comedy has to do with comedy central, maybe its a blessing in disguise and they’ll get picked up by someone else (i hope)

    “The late philip j fry” was one of my favorites too. Same with the first movie, Benders Big Score. Their use of of time in both is great.

    I hope this isn’t the end of futurama

    Comment by le pants king – April 22, 2013 09:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • G4 would make a perfect home for new episodes, they’re looking for original programming for when they’re rebranded the “Esquire network” and an established brand like Futurama would likely get better ratings than any of the new shows they launch. IFC would make sense too, they like unconventional shows and Futurama definitely fits that bill. Adult Swim would make sense too, but they had syndication rights once and declined to produce any new episodes so I doubt they’d want to do so now. The best hope may be Netflix.

    Comment by bluestar4ever – April 25, 2013 03:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • screw G4 they ended attack of show and X-play, they can burn in hell i only watch G4 now because in Canada its called G4 Tech TV have different show line up, just watch mostly Reviews on the Run and EP daily. Still if anyone else picks Futurama up not be G4, Netflix or anyone else be better choice if not i hope netflix has library of episodes on hand always, personally i preferred series more with movies and new seasons, early ones were hit and miss for me.

      Comment by Gordon Smith – August 16, 2013 10:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • We’re boned.

    Comment by doctor spock – May 6, 2013 01:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Seriousley, man? I mean come on. Futurama is an all time favorate of mine. And millions of fellow humans worldwide, I’m sure. Now don’t get me wrong, I do watch family guy, but my fellow americans and futurerama fans let’s be honest. The episodes have become so downgraded and unwatchable that even series creater seth mcfarlane revealed that he’s tired of doing the show himself. Fam guys hayday was from ninetynine to twentyten, while futurama had no hayday it was forever popular in its reighn. I weep for the injustice that my favorate has received here this day. Alls I can say is stay close hope it finds a new home….oh, and comedy central can bite my shiny metal @ss

    Comment by jupiter – May 16, 2013 07:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • To be honest half this last season have been abysmal,atrocious, embarrassingly bad. The cringingly bad “Benders son” drivel (THEY ARE ROBOTS FOR ****** SAKE) and the dreadful “Will hunting” or whatever with Patrick Stewart…The “nature” one was bad too/.
    The other half has been excellent. No in between. Hope this last half is better

    Comment by Phil K – June 5, 2013 05:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Futurama has been with me for a very long time and is one of the best series in the universe. Fix and Comedy Central can bite my shiny metal ass FUTURAMA ROCKS hope you guys find a new home forever

    Comment by Ryan – June 7, 2013 02:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I mean fox
    (Sorry for the typo)

    Comment by Ryan – June 7, 2013 02:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay finally I have always found futurama boring and while they were keeping futurama on tv they have cancelled many good tv shows which is sad but oh well, I’m happy to see futurama go.

    Comment by Godiva – July 19, 2013 07:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • thats true i agree with u, how many series should been on longer got cancelled personally why isn’t simpsons not cancelled that crap been going down hill since season7 and up, still what can u do

      Comment by Gordon Smith – August 16, 2013 10:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • well, for starters: the simpsons is and has always been family friendly and futurama borderlines the simpsons and family guy, and i have been watching these shows since was a kid, all shows like family guy, american dad, the simpsons, and the amazing futurama are all still witty and entertaining…… im 19, and i find all these shows extreamly funny and so does everyone i know…. all the kids love futurama and the simpsons (they cant watch family guy)…… my point is, you are older, therefore you find stimulation from tv shows that are of your age…. if you take away the only shows that kids and adults can watch, you leave us with dumbass squidbillys…………*shudder* dont get me wrong i like law and order svu, being human, etc…. but cartoons that kids watch like on cartoon network, and nick, have clever easter eggs and they are fun to find…… but for most (like me) they become too kidish and annoying and at most times embarrassing to watch… thats one of the reasons futurama and the simsons exist… and as my ultra favorite show, futurama should stay on air and i hope that it never dies…. long live planet express, and those that say otherwise can bite my shiny metal @$$

        Comment by Raven Payne – August 20, 2013 11:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why can’t adult swim pick it up it picked up that God awful bobs burgers I have watched futurama since my daughter was a baby and now ur gonna take it off again. Please let adult swim have it if u don’t want it. I still dvr all the duplicates just in case I’ve missed one.
    Thanks for listening L Rose
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    Comment by lanessia – August 28, 2013 07:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Its way too soon! Futurama is my all time favorite I feel like we didn’t get enough of it . So sad :(

    Comment by eric – September 4, 2013 06:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think they should find a home channel for futurama. I want them to continue on. Its the best show! Please keep futurama on air.

    Comment by Tyler – October 6, 2013 05:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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