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Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #80 on: 05-31-2009 12:35 »

If Futurama does come back, I seriously won't mind waiting another year for it. 

Yeah I think by this point we're all used to waiting for Futurama, it's what we do...
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« Reply #81 on: 05-31-2009 19:45 »

You guys are acting like we didn't wait three years to hear any information about the shows return before; it's only been only three months since Green Yonder.
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« Reply #82 on: 06-04-2009 19:21 »

True that!  Futurama was brought back with the movies.  And all of the four movies have sold very well.  If it doesn't come back, then what was the point of the movies?  Anyway, since the movies sold great, then it means a comeback will be on the horizon! 

Still, we should hear something about it during the Comic-Con.
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« Reply #83 on: 06-05-2009 16:59 »
« Last Edit on: 06-05-2009 17:03 »

what happened? it didnt turn red or green, its just doesnt appear on the list anymore. confused

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/a150760/us-tv-show-status-2009-10-season.html

maybe this just confirmes, that futurama will not return this year, but also didnt got canned (yet).
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« Reply #84 on: 06-05-2009 17:03 »

what happened? it didnt turn red or green, its just doesnt appear in the list anymore.

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/a150760/us-tv-show-status-2009-10-season.html

It never should have been on the list in the first place.
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« Reply #85 on: 06-06-2009 21:21 »

tvshowsondvd.com/news/futurama mentions that Amazon.com has this available for pre-order:

Comic Con Exclusive includes all four volumes of Futurama, as well as 4 feature-length adventures: Bender´s Big Score, The Beast With A Billion Backs, Bender´s Game, Into the Wild Green Yonder all contained in a limited edition collectible Bender Head with a numbered letter from Matt Groening and David X. Cohen.

Now, does comic con exclusive mean that there will be a Futurama panel at comic con this year? If not, why bother? I mean, why not just announce it as a Futurama all-seasons-and-movies compililation? Why the comic con connection at all?
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« Reply #86 on: 06-06-2009 21:42 »

Marketing.
Chug a Bug

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« Reply #87 on: 06-07-2009 01:55 »

Is comic con that much of a marketing strategy? Is it that well known? Don't you have to be a supernerd? I mean even I'd never heard of it before it was mentioned around here.

Eh, maybe you're right. In anycase we'll find out in just over a month I guess.
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« Reply #88 on: 06-08-2009 03:37 »

http://www.collider.com/2009/06/07/exclusive-comedy-central-goes-back-to-the-futurama/

... So, guys, is Collider reliable? I mean. Is this serious? The article itself says that it's still in rumour stages but, uh, you know...
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« Reply #89 on: 06-08-2009 03:51 »

... Whoa?    I have no idea if it's reliable or how solid it is, but "look for official word in the very near future"...    "has been given a 13 episode order"...     ..That's certainly the most definite thing I've heard till now, that's for sure.

Not just another misunderstanding, then?
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« Reply #90 on: 06-08-2009 03:52 »

i hope it's more than a rumor! i guess we'll find out soon now
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« Reply #91 on: 06-08-2009 04:13 »

I'm skeptical, as always--but if this is true, that'd obviously be amazing. I must say, the distinct lack of spelling errors and egregious mistruths about Futurama itself put this blurb in a respectable position. Also, I don't think a website has much to gain from lying and/or making up news stories regarding Futurama. Let's face it: our beloved show isn't the most popular thing on TV or DVD. I fail to see the benefits of saying the show's come back, just for the hell of it.

Which is my long-winded way of saying: yay, I hope this is true. It's certainly not impossible, at any rate.
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« Reply #92 on: 06-08-2009 04:27 »

* x.Bianca.x  raises her hopes so high that if Futurama doesn't come back she will fall into a pool of depression and sorrow
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« Reply #93 on: 06-08-2009 04:58 »

I think there's a good chance this rumor is legit.  Groening and Cohen went mysteriously silent about futurama's status a couple of months after ITWGY came out.  The timeline seems right for them to be working on casting if they were given the go-ahead then.  I'm willing to bet 300 quatloos we hear an official announcement for a new season at comicon (if not sooner)
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« Reply #94 on: 06-08-2009 05:05 »

Cinema Blend's article on it, which is linked in the "Futurama News" section of the Main Page of the Forum, only gives the Collider article as reference. I've never heard of Collider before, so I'd wait before getting hopes up too high. Let's wait for somebody with authority in the area, whether it be a more reliable site or magazine or mArc, to confirm this before getting our wazoos in a knot.
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« Reply #95 on: 06-08-2009 10:53 »

The Collider source gives very concrete information, unlike all of the other sources that have been interpreted as comeback rumors.  The comeback may or may not work out, but I'm willing to believe they're not making this ish up.
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« Reply #96 on: 06-08-2009 11:34 »

I cannot comment on this since I'm in Tokyo right now and forgot to take my address book... So, no checking with other sources for me yet.
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« Reply #97 on: 06-08-2009 12:41 »

13 episode season also sounds like a simple bet.

The number itself should be no indicator whether it is true though, any one with a bit experience in the TV industry will know that a first season of a show is always on 13 episodes; unless they believe they can get more out of it with more episodes (or less).

Anyway, this source certainly tries to make clear it is a rumour, but at the same time ain't shy to put its own credibility at stake, which must mean that it is pretty confident it going to happen.

It doesn't include "if"s and "maybe"s, only statements that it will occur in the near future.  Terrible journalism if it is wrong, excellent scoop if it is correct.
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« Reply #98 on: 06-08-2009 18:32 »

Feels like it's 2006 again. Ah the memories.
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« Reply #99 on: 06-08-2009 21:53 »

Thanks for checking in, mArc. You usually are our #1 informant when it comes to these matters. I look forward to whatever you can find out.

Speaking of whatever you can find out, has anybody tried Billy West's forum? He's usually the first to break the news.
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« Reply #100 on: 06-09-2009 00:58 »

I cannot comment on this since I'm in Tokyo right now and forgot to take my address book... So, no checking with other sources for me yet.

Well then, I can only think of one way to deal with this:

Tell me where you live, I'll fly from Colorado to your house, find your address book... and keep it for myself. wink

(My address book is ancient and extremely boring.  Having your addy book will a huge improvement.)

As for the rumor(s) of a possible revival, all we need is Billy West to make an annoucement that he will have to almost immediately withdraw to confirm it.
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« Reply #101 on: 06-09-2009 01:56 »

I looked through Billy's forum.  It's one of the few websites that my stupid internet connection isn't hanging on, for some reason.  There's nothing there about any possible return.  The members of the board actually learned of the rumor from us here at PEEL.
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« Reply #102 on: 06-09-2009 05:52 »

I'm hoping that the suits at Fox or Comedy Central or where ever make the smart decision to bring Futurama back.  Regardless, I'm poised to catch x.Bianca.x before she falls into the pool of depression and sorrow.
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« Reply #103 on: 06-09-2009 08:30 »

I looked through Billy's forum.  It's one of the few websites that my stupid internet connection isn't hanging on, for some reason.  There's nothing there about any possible return.  The members of the board actually learned of the rumor from us here at PEEL.

Billy hasn't updated in a few weeks.  He did make a cryptic mention a few weeks ago on a thread that he's been very busy and if things worked out, he'd soon have too much work and would have to refuse a few jobs.

Remember, Billy is on a very short leash that is held by DXC and MG.
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« Reply #104 on: 06-09-2009 13:06 »

In fact, if anything, Billy West's lack of presence should be all the more an indicator that it is returning.
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« Reply #105 on: 06-09-2009 13:41 »

Have you seen the other thread which is basically the same as this? It is coming back, apparently.
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« Reply #106 on: 06-09-2009 20:33 »
« Last Edit on: 06-09-2009 23:48 »

This is certainly good news, not totally 100% but is a pretty good indicator. Official announcement at Comic Con anyone? I bet there will be something about it there...

btw [-mArc-] I'm very jealous, Tokyo is the best place ever. I'd forget all about Futurama if I was there now...
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« Reply #107 on: 06-10-2009 00:00 »
« Last Edit on: 06-10-2009 00:06 »

Off the Google news feed on the forum front page...official confirmation.

http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2009/06/its-official-futurama-returns.html
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« Reply #108 on: 06-10-2009 00:10 »

Wait? Twenty-six episodes... that makes... 114 total episodes of Futurama. And this calls for a... 100th episode special!!!
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« Reply #109 on: 06-10-2009 00:23 »
« Last Edit on: 06-10-2009 00:28 »

Hollywood Reporter is now running a likewise story, with this quote that I didn't find in the EW story:
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All key voice cast members are expected to return, along with the series’ core writing team.

Groening and Cohen attributed the show’s return to “some sort of mysterious time loop.”

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“There remains a deep and passionate fan base for this intelligent and very funny show," said Comedy Central’s senior vp programming David Bernath.

First, everyone's coming back is a big plus. I'd like to see what they mean by "time loop"; probably the wormhole taking the ship to before the movies. And it's good that CC is saying this.

I'll be interested in seeing if Conan or Keith Olbermann mention this tonight; it's right up Conan's alley, and Keith has an affinity for shows like this, mentioning the Arrested Development movie a month or two back.

Yes, I'd say that Entertainment Weekly is a reliable source. And it didn't reference any previous articles but used its own proof. All and all, I'd say this is a time for WHOIASLKVNEOWFHOEIWHVOIEW;HVPIOWEHFEIOVW~!!!!

That is all...


Also, please note that it does not say a 26-episode season. On Comedy Central, seasons of South Park are usually ~14 episodes and have 7 in the spring and 7 in the fall. This will likely be the case with Futurama. Given how it takes time to reboot-up production, how South Park's seasons work, and that the article says "air beginning in 2010", I'd say first part of Broadcast Season 7 will be in early October 2010 and the second part will be in late March 2011. Yes, that's a whole year away {hears n00bs crying} but remember it took over 2 years between announcement and release of Bender's Big Score, so saying it'll air at latest in Fall 2010 is amazingly quick in comparison.
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« Reply #110 on: 06-10-2009 00:32 »

Sweet! If this is legit, then this is indeed good news! =)
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« Reply #111 on: 06-10-2009 00:43 »

For having EW and The Hollywood Reporter reporting on it, I'd say it's crossed from "rumors" to "pretty legit".
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« Reply #112 on: 06-10-2009 00:47 »

Ok, assuming this site is legit, thats it I'm officially declaring a

yaaaaahooooooo!  big grin
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« Reply #113 on: 06-10-2009 00:49 »
« Last Edit on: 06-10-2009 00:54 »

These sites are VERY legit.  Variety.com is in on it as well, and they mention that

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As part of the deal, 20th still has an option to license the new episodes' original runs to a broadcast network (such as Fox). If the show does go to broadcast, Comedy Central's license fee will be reduced.

"It's a deal we're all happy with," said Comedy Central programming senior VP David Bernath. "It's a bigger win for us promotionally if we wind up going first... but if we wind up in second position, then the economics work out for us as well."

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« Reply #114 on: 06-10-2009 00:54 »
« Last Edit on: 06-10-2009 00:57 »

At this point, if this isn't legit, it would be quite a job of crappy journalism and rumor-mongering.  If it pans out, I am very much looking forward to seeing the show as it was meant to be seen again.  Time will tell I guess.
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« Reply #115 on: 06-10-2009 01:00 »
« Last Edit on: 06-10-2009 02:02 »

If Variety mention it thats good enough for me. It's been pretty much the Hollywood insider since the year dot.



Yeeeehaaaaa!!!
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« Reply #116 on: 06-10-2009 01:05 »

Suggestion to a mod: could somebody merge the three "z0mg it's back" threads into one? Thanks!

And it brought JBERGES out of the woodworks?! It must be true!
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« Reply #117 on: 06-10-2009 01:10 »

its official here the press for comedy central http://www.comedycentral.com/press/press_releases/2009/061009_futurama_returns.jhtml
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« Reply #118 on: 06-10-2009 01:14 »

I think I just shit my pants,
I mean it, I literally shit my fucking pants.
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« Reply #119 on: 06-10-2009 01:15 »

Woooooop woop woop woop woop woop woop! I hope they do something cool to celebrate at Comic Con again this year (like when the cast gave out a mini-comic book and read it in a panel, when the movies were in the works).  : D

So now I *must* finish my Leela costume to wear with my man's Zap costume this year, yay!
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