Futurama   Planet Express Employee Lounge
The Futurama Message Board

Design and Support by Can't get enough Futurama
Help Search Futurama chat Login Register

PEEL - The Futurama Message Board    General Disscussion    Thoughts on Futurama on Comedy Central « previous next »
Author Topic: Thoughts on Futurama on Comedy Central  (Read 2751 times)
Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 Print
JackedOn

Bending Unit
***
« Reply #40 on: 01-05-2008 00:59 »
« Last Edit on: 01-05-2008 00:59 »

while it does give me something to do at 9pm (since i'm usually bored by than) and family guy is i guess is the best replacement (it is my 2nd favorite show ^^;wink and also the fact that i have all the episodes on dvd >> nothing beats falling asleep to a good ol episode of futurama so my dreams can actually be interesting instead of boring crap about real life pfffft. Anyways nobody doesnt like futurama =D (props if you got that)
trickster381

Starship Captain
****
« Reply #41 on: 01-05-2008 11:59 »

"nobody doesn't like molten boron"

hehehe
i_c_weiner

DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #42 on: 01-06-2008 12:00 »

I assumed that this would be the best place to put this:
Adult Swim Achieves its Most-Watched Week of the Year With Five-Day Chronological Run of Futurama in its Entirety
Yes, a marathon that went from 10/11pm to 6am for a week got better ratings than shows on during the entirety of the last week of the year on cable in key demographic areas. Translation: [as] is boned.


Here's a general summary, if you didn't know, of how Futurama on CC will shake down:
Monday: 9pm, 12midnight, and 12:30am
Tuesday - Thursday: 9pm
Friday: 9pm, 9:30pm

The 9pm and 9:30pm slots will be one run, while the 12midnight and 12:30am slots will be a seperate run. This is much like how, for quite some time, the weeknight slots and the Sunday slots on [as] were two different runs.

Also, I'm not sure which to believe anymore concerning which episode airs: my TV's guide or CC's website. My TV shows today's marathon starting on I Second That Emotion (Production Season 2's premiere) and continuing on in that order into the weeknight runs, while the CC website shows the marathon starting on A Flight to Remember (Broadcast Season 2's premiere) and continuing on in that order into the weeknight runs. I'm as confused as I've ever been!
La Belle Leela

Starship Captain
****
« Reply #43 on: 01-06-2008 12:29 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by i_c_weiner:
I assumed that this would be the best place to put this:
Adult Swim Achieves its Most-Watched Week of the Year With Five-Day Chronological Run of Futurama in its Entirety
Yes, a marathon that went from 10/11pm to 6am for a week got better ratings than shows on during the entirety of the last week of the year on cable in key demographic areas. Translation: [as] is boned.


Here's a general summary, if you didn't know, of how Futurama on CC will shake down:
Monday: 9pm, 12midnight, and 12:30am
Tuesday - Thursday: 9pm
Friday: 9pm, 9:30pm

The 9pm and 9:30pm slots will be one run, while the 12midnight and 12:30am slots will be a seperate run. This is much like how, for quite some time, the weeknight slots and the Sunday slots on [as] were two different runs.

Also, I'm not sure which to believe anymore concerning which episode airs: my TV's guide or CC's website. My TV shows today's marathon starting on I Second That Emotion (Production Season 2's premiere) and continuing on in that order into the weeknight runs, while the CC website shows the marathon starting on A Flight to Remember (Broadcast Season 2's premiere) and continuing on in that order into the weeknight runs. I'm as confused as I've ever been!
My digital box guide says ISTE starts at 1pm today. Guess we'll find out in 30 minutes.


soylentOrange

Urban Legend
***
« Reply #44 on: 01-06-2008 13:14 »
« Last Edit on: 01-06-2008 13:14 »

Ok, so I just flipped on Comedy Central and it seems that Torgo's box guide is correct. Futurama is playing right now.  At 1:15 in the afternoon!  Now there's something that I'm not used to.

(apparently the show is running non-stop through 6:30 pm tonight)
Futurama_Hil

Urban Legend
***
« Reply #45 on: 01-08-2008 20:53 »

of course any futurama being played is good. i like comedy central and i like how they're promoting it. 9:00 is sort of an awkward time for me but not so much that i can't ever see it. the credits are unfortunate, but that is not such a devastating issue for me (they do it for many shows anyway). i do miss it being on adult swim, i like the guys at adult swim, though i'll live.  tongue

i was also surprised they had no final goodbye on as, but whatever. i actually have a funny story about watching the last few episodes on as- i found myself awaking at 3:00am in the night to watch the eps until 6am, tearing when it ended, certain these were the last.. and then lo and behold, there were still 2 episodes on the next day.. (and i even forgot cc picked it up until this year!) anyways.. my little story.
HipNoJoe
Bending Unit
***
« Reply #46 on: 01-10-2008 22:09 »

Now that will be a sad day when the last Futurama re-run is broadcast.

Has anyone calculated based on CC's schedule when the original 72 episodes will run out and they will run the new episodes cut from Big Score?
Frisco17

DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #47 on: 01-10-2008 22:15 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by HipNoJoe:
Now that will be a sad day when the last Futurama re-run is broadcast.

And that my friend is why God invented the DVD box set. (Choir sings in the background)
Sine Wave

Liquid Emperor
**
« Reply #48 on: 01-11-2008 09:35 »

I tried watching Futurama on Comedy Central and I couldn't do it. Playing it sped up is too sacreligious for me to tolerate. Hopefully owning two copies of BBS is enough for me to play my part in ensuring Futurama stays around.
KurtPikachu2001

Urban Legend
***
« Reply #49 on: 01-11-2008 11:43 »

Comedy Central is just showing the reruns for the time being.  When will we see the new episodes/movies on Comedy Central? 
bobbot

Bending Unit
***
« Reply #50 on: 01-11-2008 12:10 »

I don't know how the brain dead yes men in their mutual appreciation circle at CC can even imagine that they can screw around with the show and have it keep it's fan base.  They need to back off of their idiot CC style "improvements" or the thing is going to die again.  God knows I don't want to see this happen.  They don't f**k with South Park like this.  Mmm kay?
Ryan Ro

Crustacean
*
« Reply #51 on: 01-11-2008 13:49 »
« Last Edit on: 01-11-2008 13:49 »

I was under the impression the show was resurrected because of strong DVD sales, not good rerun ratings.  Unless you have a neilson box I don't think your viewing of Futurama can impact whether or not it lives/dies by the ratings on a new network.  Sales of Bender's Big Score and the following movies will probably do a lot more to determine if there will be another order of Futurama. 

Besides, watching it on DVD at your convenience, with no commercials, great picture quality and the ability to pause or come back to it right where you left off is the best way to enjoy it IMO.  I would imagine that your average fan or new fan won't be upset by or even notice credits crunching or longer commercial breaks.   Is Futurama a strong enough show to still catch new fans or not?  I hardly think people will say "screw Futurama!" because they can't watch the credits in full-screen or some oddly paced breaks.  If they do, they're not into it or the show isn't strong enough to keep 'em. 

Ideally people buy the DVDs because they enjoy what they see on TV and then, hey, they get a little extra. 


km73

Space Pope
****
« Reply #52 on: 01-11-2008 15:41 »

I haven't even tried watching it on CC yet, but if they really are scrunching up the end credits, or doing other things to it, then they should burn in hell. Now everybody is complaining... Several times back in like April, May, June I commented on CGEF that I had some bad feelings about what CC was going to do to it. At the time no one else seemed very concerned. My concerns were actually aimed more towards what they might do to the actual content of the show if it was renewed as a series, not so much about commercials or end credits, but it looks like they've already begun to mess with it. That said, I agree that it's still better for the future prospects of the show to have it on any channel, rather than not be on at all. But it's a real shame that Comedy Central feels they have to screw with it.
bobbot

Bending Unit
***
« Reply #53 on: 01-11-2008 15:42 »

Actually, it was both.  While I have not stopped watching I am growing frustrated with the broadcast times and the way that they have increased playback speed to allow for more ad time.  If they don't let new people see what we are all so hooked on they won't get hooked and I would like to see the show fully revived.
FryFangirlLisa

Bending Unit
***
« Reply #54 on: 01-11-2008 18:52 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by km73:
That said, I agree that it's still better for the future prospects of the show to have it on any channel, rather than not be on at all. But it's a real shame that Comedy Central feels they have to screw with it.
Yeah, I completely agree with you, km73.

I'm glad that Futurama is at least airing in some form.  I've been watching it every night!  And I can't wait to see the new episodes!  ^_^


But personally, I couldn't care less what they do with the credits as that doesn't affect the show much, in my opinion.  I mean, it does affect the show, but not a whole lot.  And besides, I deal with commericals all the time when I watch my other shows.  So CC having more of them during Futurama (or having breaks at weird times), doesn't bother me.
trickster381

Starship Captain
****
« Reply #55 on: 01-12-2008 09:00 »

I don't care what comedy central does to the show. If they scrunch the end credits, let them scrunch them if I need to see them i'll watch my dvds if they add more commercials let them add more commercials we still get the entire episde. I'm just happy futurama is still on the air because is it wasn't for comedy central there would be no more futurama on television.
bobbot

Bending Unit
***
« Reply #56 on: 01-12-2008 09:04 »

A/S would have kept right on running it if CC hadn't out bid them for the rights.
trickster381

Starship Captain
****
« Reply #57 on: 01-12-2008 14:54 »

adult swims contract with fox ran out at the beginning of this year to air futurama on their channel so starting janurary 1st 2008 adult swim was no longer allowed to air futurama. Comedy central bought futurama's right and started airing it on the 2nd.
bobbot

Bending Unit
***
« Reply #58 on: 01-12-2008 15:55 »

Yes, I know.  The reason that CC has the rights is that they offered much more money than A/S had to spend.  Had this not occurred adult swim would likely have kept the rights.  It was a very big ratings getter for them. 
i_c_weiner

DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #59 on: 01-13-2008 13:23 »

Pertaining to the question asked earlier, the first run of Futurama on Comedy Central, if scheduling continues as it has been so far, will be Wednesday, March 5th.
KPAT

Delivery Boy
**
« Reply #60 on: 01-14-2008 09:37 »

Im glad to see it on some other channel
trickster381

Starship Captain
****
« Reply #61 on: 01-18-2008 06:24 »

why did you want it on another channel
bobbot

Bending Unit
***
« Reply #62 on: 01-18-2008 08:26 »

Maybe it was those Squidbillies promos?
Bendersfan1221

Space Pope
****
« Reply #63 on: 01-18-2008 15:04 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by i_c_weiner:
Pertaining to the question asked earlier, the first run of Futurama on Comedy Central, if scheduling continues as it has been so far, will be Wednesday, March 5th.

Please, please, please, please let that be true. Or make it be sooner!
trickster381

Starship Captain
****
« Reply #64 on: 01-18-2008 15:34 »

I would SOOOOO love if that was true. Speaking of wich does anyone have a clue to when A Beast with a Billion Backs might be released
Bendersfan1221

Space Pope
****
« Reply #65 on: 01-18-2008 23:29 »

March or april. That is assuming that each movie takes 6 months to complete and they didn't start on BWaBB until BBS was complete.
i_c_weiner

DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #66 on: 01-19-2008 10:01 »

My calculation of March 5th is optimistic in itself. That's all if they decide to air BBS after the first run through. They might decide to go through another run, we'd be looking at about June 4th, and, if they do do that, we'd be looking at both BBS and BWBB on at the same time. Personally, having 8 episodes of Futurama glory is better than just 4. Plus, you've all seen BBS already, and you're going to see BWBB before it comes on CC, so there isn't much to worry about, in my opinion.

As far as I know (and I know alot), all the movies have already been completed. The only thing pending is release, which they're going to draw out regardless if they've been completed or not.
Bubble Gum

Bending Unit
***
« Reply #67 on: 01-19-2008 15:34 »

Am I the only one who thinks the visual quality of the show on CC is different, or is it just my cable service?
SonicPanther

Professor
*
« Reply #68 on: 01-19-2008 19:00 »

I noticed that, it looks fuzzy during some episodes.
km73

Space Pope
****
« Reply #69 on: 01-19-2008 23:58 »

...Is CC doing anything right?

And, yeah, all 4 movies are already completed.
It's just a matter of when they're going to release them.
Bendersfan1221

Space Pope
****
« Reply #70 on: 01-20-2008 00:34 »
« Last Edit on: 01-20-2008 00:34 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by i_c_weiner:
My calculation of March 5th is optimistic in itself. That's all if they decide to air BBS after the first run through. They might decide to go through another run, we'd be looking at about June 4th, and, if they do do that, we'd be looking at both BBS and BWBB on at the same time. Personally, having 8 episodes of Futurama glory is better than just 4. Plus, you've all seen BBS already, and you're going to see BWBB before it comes on CC, so there isn't much to worry about, in my opinion.

Well they said 1st quarter 2008 for the new episodes so March is the end of the 1st quarter. I would love 8 new ep but I think that they wil hope the new eps are they come out.
Futurama Llama

Starship Captain
****
« Reply #71 on: 01-27-2008 15:21 »

I love Futurama.

'Nuff said.
Calvyn79

Crustacean
*
« Reply #72 on: 01-27-2008 18:29 »

ok, so sorry if this is posted somewhere, but I couldn't find it.  Does anyone know WHEN the first new episode will be aired???
Sedna

Bending Unit
***
« Reply #73 on: 01-28-2008 18:37 »

Couple questions/thoughts.

-How can you tell it's sped up on Comedy Central?  Maybe my ears aren't attuned, but I can't tell. 

-They changed the voice of the annoying promos but not the words.  I thought I was going nuts for a bit there.  [When, pray tell, will they do different ones???  They can't possibly do that forever... can they?]
saucie

Bending Unit
***
« Reply #74 on: 01-29-2008 14:58 »

I don't like the switch. Cartoon Network was consistent and adult swim seemed to really love Futurama, but it seems like Comedy Central isn't consistent and doesn't really care much about the show. I don't watch Comedy Central enough to catch Futurama commercials, all I know is that there should be an episode aired Mon-Fri at 9 PM. But apparently the Comedy Central on Dish Network doesn't air Futurama at all? But whatever, I have the DVDs...
Futurama Llama

Starship Captain
****
« Reply #75 on: 01-29-2008 19:17 »
« Last Edit on: 01-29-2008 19:17 »

Yeah, I could tell the folks at Adult Swim really enjoyed airing the show. And I'm sad, because my DVD collection is starting to get all skippy because they've been watched excessively.

Woot! 75 posts! I set this thread on FIRE!
Edit: Oh wait... no I didn't. More then 75 posts. Someone post and set this thread ON FIRE!!
i_c_weiner

DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #76 on: 01-29-2008 20:28 »

There's been better things on at 9pm lately, so I haven't really been watching it on CC. I actually watched more regularly on [as] at 11pm than on CC at 9pm.


Also:
Fi.... er?
Futurama Llama

Starship Captain
****
« Reply #77 on: 01-29-2008 21:37 »

You set it on fire, i_c!! HIGH FIVE!!
You know, more than 75 posts, the folder thingy sets on fire? You're the 76th!
bobbot

Bending Unit
***
« Reply #78 on: 01-29-2008 21:46 »

I'm having the same problem.  I think that considering the repeats of so much of the generally lame-assed programming on CC they could run it again at 10 or 11 for the benefit of those who would like less conflict at home.  You think that the kids have it bad, I would never hear the end of missing some of the stuff my wife watches
Frisco17

DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #79 on: 01-29-2008 22:13 »

Yeah for some reason it was just easier to find time and a TV to watch it at 11:00. Plus you had a double whammy with Family Guy right afterwards.
Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  

Powered by SMF | SMF © 2006, Simple Machines | some icons from famfamfam
Legal Notice & Disclaimer: "Futurama" TM and copyright FOX, its related entities and the Curiosity Company. All rights reserved. Any reproduction, duplication or distribution of these materials in any form is expressly prohibited. As a fan site, this Futurama forum, its operators, and any content on the site relating to "Futurama" are not explicitely authorized by Fox or the Curiosity Company.
Page created in 0.162 seconds with 17 queries.