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inturnaround

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« on: 06-22-2006 13:43 »

According to the press release I saw on Aaron Barnhart's TVBarn Blog (he's the TV critic of the KC Star)
 http://blogs.kansascity.com/tvbarn/2006/06/futurama_head_n.html

COMEDY CENTRALģ ACQUIRES NEW EPISODES

OF TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX TELEVISIONíS EMMY-WINNING "FUTURAMA"

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At Least 13 New Episodes To Be Added To The 72 Previously Acquired By COMEDY CENTRAL

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        NEW YORK, June 22, 2006 -- COMEDY CENTRAL has acquired the rights to air at least 13 additional, soon-to-be-produced episodes of Matt Groening's and David X. Cohenís Emmy-winning animated comedy series "Futurama," augmenting the initial license agreement it entered into with Twentieth Century Fox Television last fall, it was announced today by David Bernath, senior vice president, programming, COMEDY CENTRAL. "Futurama" will be added to the COMEDY CENTRAL schedule in 2008. (see attached release for more information)

Dave B

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« Reply #1 on: 06-22-2006 14:14 »

 
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Originally posted by inturnaround:
According to the press release I saw on Aaron Barnhart's TVBarn Blog (he's the TV critic of the KC Star)
 http://blogs.kansascity.com/tvbarn/2006/06/futurama_head_n.html

COMEDY CENTRALģ ACQUIRES NEW EPISODES

OF TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX TELEVISIONíS EMMY-WINNING "FUTURAMA"

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At Least 13 New Episodes To Be Added To The 72 Previously Acquired By COMEDY CENTRAL

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        NEW YORK, June 22, 2006 -- COMEDY CENTRAL has acquired the rights to air at least 13 additional, soon-to-be-produced episodes of Matt Groening's and David X. Cohenís Emmy-winning animated comedy series "Futurama," augmenting the initial license agreement it entered into with Twentieth Century Fox Television last fall, it was announced today by David Bernath, senior vice president, programming, COMEDY CENTRAL. "Futurama" will be added to the COMEDY CENTRAL schedule in 2008. (see attached release for more information)


I am soooooooooooooooooooooooo happy!!!!!!!  big grin   big grin   big grin Futurama can live on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  smile   smile   smile

Brain: It appears we are in the presence of the fabled one, but without his Scooty-Puff Jr he cannot escape ha ha ha, huh!

Brain: A quantum-interphase bomb, are you insane in the membrane!?

Fry: You got it poindexter!

lulu

Crustacean
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« Reply #2 on: 06-22-2006 14:19 »

That sounds pretty "official" to me.   smile
soylentOrange

Urban Legend
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« Reply #3 on: 06-22-2006 14:28 »

alright!!!  Futurama lives again!  Now all we have to do is wait at least a year and a half to see it...  I don't know if I can wait that long.
shinyass

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« Reply #4 on: 06-22-2006 15:03 »

2 years? Aww, man. So they are making more futurama series then?
Venus

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« Reply #5 on: 06-22-2006 15:41 »

Oh My God! An actual press release! Fangasm to commence in 3...2...1...EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEE
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Whew! I need a cigarette!
Fryman28b

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« Reply #6 on: 06-22-2006 15:49 »

Yeah, that's great, but I'm not getting my hopes up way too high, what with everything in the past. But I hope just as much as anybody that thats true!
Prof. Wernstrum

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« Reply #7 on: 06-22-2006 16:22 »

 
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(see attached release for more information)

Can anyone actually see that release? I can't find it on that site and no other site seems to mention this.
Jeffbot

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« Reply #8 on: 06-22-2006 16:23 »

...awesome.
Officer 1BDI

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« Reply #9 on: 06-22-2006 16:41 »

...Awesome to the max.
SonicPanther

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« Reply #10 on: 06-22-2006 16:51 »

OMG I so hope they don't South Park it and it stays the same...
MidnightSun

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« Reply #11 on: 06-22-2006 17:09 »

Ah, this is great news.  Once I heard about the movies I knew that a revival of the series was going to happen sooner or later, but having it offical now just puts the icing on the cake.  big grin   I'm so happy that all the fighting we've done for this show has paid off!  I just hope the new episodes are as good as the original 72.

I wonder how much of the 'story' Matt Groening and the boys have left to tell us?  I wonder if in the (second) first epiosde if they'll make note to why they've been gone for so long.  Do you think it'll pick up in the year 3004, or do you think they'll skip 4 years and put us in 3008?

It'd be pretty cool IMO if the first episode started out with Fry playing a video game and saying the same thing he said in the first episode, then Bender says "you stink loser", he pushes Fry out of the way, steps up to the video game and says "Benter's back baby!" and the opening title rolls.
Ralph Snart

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« Reply #12 on: 06-22-2006 17:22 »

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
Oh My God! An actual press release! Fangasm to commence in 3...2...1...EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEE
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Whew! I need a cigarette!

Wow!

Will a mere man ever be able to satisfy you now?

Still, Kelly and I just gave a nice loud 'Yippee!' to the news.

HDC

Bending Unit
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« Reply #13 on: 06-22-2006 17:32 »

 
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Originally posted by Fryman28b:
Yeah, that's great, but I'm not getting my hopes up way too high, what with everything in the past. But I hope just as much as anybody that thats true!

Dude, you aren't oldschool enough to be that skeptical  wink
Pedro La Loco

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« Reply #14 on: 06-22-2006 17:39 »

I hope they use the "New Comedy Central" Joke
smadavid

Crustacean
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« Reply #15 on: 06-22-2006 17:41 »

Maybe they'll use the movies to cover what's happened during the 4-year hiatus, and then have the episodes pick it back up in present time.
MidnightSun

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« Reply #16 on: 06-22-2006 18:14 »

That's not bad.  If the first movie does come out xmas 2007 and the new season does start in early 2008 that'd be perfect.
Fryman28b

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« Reply #17 on: 06-22-2006 18:34 »
« Last Edit on: 06-22-2006 18:34 »

 
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Originally posted by HDC:
 you aren't oldschool enough to be that skeptical 


What? I just mean all the stuff Billy West and everybody have been saying the past few
 months. I have no idea what you're talking about.
aslate

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« Reply #18 on: 06-22-2006 18:50 »

Well, if this be true, wahey! It being on TV Week is kinda good.

Last exam, payday and Futurama returns day, can it be true?!!
Arkan

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« Reply #19 on: 06-22-2006 18:58 »

YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY!!!

I am going to be one happy bunny come 2007/8.  big grin

 
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Originally posted by MidnightSun:
It'd be pretty cool IMO if the first episode started out with Fry playing a video game and saying the same thing he said in the first episode, then Bender says "you stink loser", he pushes Fry out of the way, steps up to the video game and says "Benter's back baby!" and the opening title rolls.

No, I don't think that would be cool. I mean, it's confusing enough already without introducing some new character called 'Benter'. Wouldn't he just get confused with Bender?
JBERGES

Urban Legend
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« Reply #20 on: 06-22-2006 19:19 »

Wall of cynicism crumbling... crumbling... reconstructing!

crumbling... almost gone...
fussili
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« Reply #21 on: 06-22-2006 20:14 »

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OO... *breathes* OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT
sheep555

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« Reply #22 on: 06-22-2006 20:50 »
« Last Edit on: 06-22-2006 20:50 »

The Sun picked this up about 12 hours ago, but they're citing a different source (Katey Sagal, not the press release).

Here's hoping that some of the original production staff are available and willing to come back to the project (I'd particularly hate to see the animation go to a different studio).
Xanfor

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« Reply #23 on: 06-22-2006 21:00 »
« Last Edit on: 06-22-2006 21:00 »

Well, seeing how as of yet I have nothing useful to post...

Oh, wait, here I do:
 
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* June 22, 2006, Comedy Central officially announces that they have ordered 13 new episodes of the series. David Bernath, senior VP for programming at the cable network, stated: "There is a deep and passionate fan base for this intelligent and very funny show that matches perfectly with our audience and it is great that we can offer them not just the existing library, but something they've never seen as well."

We can dance! Duh duh, dah, duh duh, duh-dah, duh duh dah, duh duh, duh-dah...

This is going to be even better than that time when I was a kid and I got an extra piece of chocolate, and then of course everyone else wanted it, dispite the fact they were allergic, not to chocolate, of course, but something, then anyway, they started rounding in on me, and I tried to run, but somebody grabbed a milk and threw it at me, so I tripped, and then people were throwing things, and by the time I got away I had everybody's chocolate, and I ran out and ate it all and got really messy, and I got a stomach ache, but it was worth it cause the chocolate was so good and stuff...

The episodes are gonna be just like that, only without the chocolate, stomach ache, and, oh yes, of course, they are actually going to happen.

DrThunder88

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« Reply #24 on: 06-22-2006 21:53 »

Are you fucking kidding me?  It's going to be on cable?  Fox had better pick the fucking show up for first runs or I am going to be right pissed.  Right pissed.
MidnightSun

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« Reply #25 on: 06-22-2006 21:59 »

 
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Originally posted by Arkan:
YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY!!!

I am going to be one happy bunny come 2007/8.   big grin

 No, I don't think that would be cool. I mean, it's confusing enough already without introducing some new character called 'Benter'. Wouldn't he just get confused with Bender?

  laff your sooo funny.  tongue
LoveForFry

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« Reply #26 on: 06-22-2006 22:11 »

*crazy futuristic dancing* Yay, Yay Yay...it's finally back! For real! And im still cautious. I cant wait to see the first episode.
kelso

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« Reply #27 on: 06-22-2006 22:38 »

this is awsome
Ralph Snart

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« Reply #28 on: 06-22-2006 22:38 »

 
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Originally posted by DrThunder88:

Are you fucking kidding me?  It's going to be on cable?  Fox had better pick the fucking show up for first runs or I am going to be right pissed.  Right pissed.


Are you kidding?  FOX would just fuck it over again.  At least CC will treat it like gold.

If you don't have cable, then you have 18 months to get it.
MidnightSun

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« Reply #29 on: 06-22-2006 22:53 »
« Last Edit on: 06-22-2006 22:53 »

Even if you don't have cable the DVD set will probably be released by 2009, so you wouldn't have to wait that long.

Do you have any friends with cable where you may be able to watch it, or have them tape it for you?
Carbito

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« Reply #30 on: 06-22-2006 22:59 »

This is brilliant news! 

More sources: http://www.nypost.com/entertainment/back_to_the_futurama_entertainment_don_kaplan.htm  http://www.tvsquad.com/2006/06/22/new-episodes-of-futurama-coming-to-comedy-central-for-real/
Professor Zoidy

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« Reply #31 on: 06-22-2006 23:10 »
« Last Edit on: 06-22-2006 23:10 »

Spectacular! I'll get the camera ready to take many photos of the TV. I've only seen Futurama on DVD and stuff...Never in it's prime when it aired on FOX... Here's hoping they do make the series revived and also that it will be made with the same animation companies and various other contributers and that it will not be a big pile of shit when (and if. Yup, still not totally believing it yet) it's aired on CC, which I have   wink and I'll finally get some use out of it more often.
smadavid

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« Reply #32 on: 06-22-2006 23:27 »

From the comments at the end of the TV Squad article:

"Hey, everyone. I'm John DiMaggio, I'm the voice of Bender on the show, and yes it's true: WE'RE COMING BACK! Billy, Katey, Maurice, and myself (as well as the other cast members) are looking forward to (mid-to-late) July to start getting into the studio and record new episodes. Thanks for all the support and digging the show all these years! Bite my shiny metal ass!! And I'm out!!!!!!!!"
JavieR

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« Reply #33 on: 06-22-2006 23:38 »

Billy West also confirmed this at his forum (sixth post from the bottom): http://www.billywest.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=2530&KW=%22Comedy+Central%22

DrThunder88

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« Reply #34 on: 06-23-2006 01:03 »

 
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Originally posted by Ralph Snart:
 
Are you kidding?  FOX would just fuck it over again.  At least CC will treat it like gold.

If you don't have cable, then you have 18 months to get it.

I don't want to wait 18 months.  I'm not Australian for god's sake.
The Baz

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« Reply #35 on: 06-23-2006 01:04 »
« Last Edit on: 06-23-2006 01:04 »

Just saw this in Yahoo's TV mainpage. Still in a stage of shock/disbelief.  WOW.  just WOW.

Maybe because I've been through this dance many times before but this looks legit.  WOW.  Can't even think.    eek

Edit:  Does this mean in 2008 it will be pulled off Cartoon Network (even though I'm sure they'd be sick of re-airing reruns for the 100th time)
3077x
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« Reply #36 on: 06-23-2006 01:15 »

Wooooohooo! *dances the hustle*
Officer 1BDI

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« Reply #37 on: 06-23-2006 01:25 »

 
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Originally posted by The Baz:
Edit:  Does this mean in 2008 it will be pulled off Cartoon Network (even though I'm sure they'd be sick of re-airing reruns for the 100th time)

I was under the impression that CN's contract ended in '08 anyway, which was why CC aquired the rights to the reruns for 2008 (and several years beyond) in the first place.
Bushmeister

Professor
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« Reply #38 on: 06-23-2006 01:30 »

[Fry at end of 'The Why of Fry']Yes![/Fry]
MidnightSun

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« Reply #39 on: 06-23-2006 03:29 »

I think we can all agree that June 22ed should be celebrated as 'Futurama Day' from now on.  I've watched 6 episodes in excitement for this news, I think I'll put on a couple more before bed! :P
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