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wwwdot

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« on: 04-30-2002 03:20 »

I was wondering if anyone can tell me if futurama is still cancelled. 
Sorry if this has been posted before but I'm too lazy to search for it  smile
While at eonline http://www.eonline.com/Gossip/Wanda/Trans/Scrubs/index6.html   
it was said that futurama has been picked up for another season
true or false
thanks
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Ben

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« Reply #1 on: 04-30-2002 03:57 »

Well there is going to be another season, if that's what you're asking.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #2 on: 04-30-2002 04:47 »

Futurama's still cancelled, the 2002/03 season is just episodes produced in the last two years that FOX haven't bothered to show yet.
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« Reply #3 on: 04-30-2002 06:00 »
« Last Edit on: 04-30-2002 06:00 »

Technically, it's not "cancelled," but "on hiatus"--meaning no new episodes have been ordered by FOX. Everyone involved is, subsequently, moving on to other projects. So, in spite of this technical difference, "on hiatus" in most circles is assumed to be the same as "cancelled."

If any of that makes genuine sense to you, you may have what it takes to be a FOXecutive...or an ambulance-chaser. Or maybe you've just swallowed something poisonous.
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« Reply #4 on: 04-30-2002 06:10 »

So basically, it's not going to be around in it's current form for much longer, right?

Make clearer your self.
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« Reply #5 on: 04-30-2002 09:03 »

There are something like 16 episodes still un-aired that were produced by the Rough Draft team.  Once those have aired, if FOX wants more episodes from Rough Draft, RD will have to pull together the talent to produce them.  It is highly unlikely that RD will be able to get the same talent back together for the new episodes, so the show is likely to have a different sound, look, feel, etc.

Clear enough?
Damitol

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« Reply #6 on: 04-30-2002 14:04 »
« Last Edit on: 04-30-2002 14:04 »

Does anyone know the answer to these questions?

Matt has stated in an interview that he prefers Futurama to The Simpsons because he always wanted to do sci-fi show.  Also - he owns the production company that does the show.

So - does anyone here really know what, if anything, would keep him from shopping Futurama around to other broadcast or cable networks once the show is officially cancelled?  Of course Fox can play the "hiatus" card as long as it needs to to prevent him from shopping the show now.

Also - does anyone know the "drop dead" date on ordering episodes for a 2003-2004 season?  It will be over a year before Fox officially unveils its lineup for that season, but due to the length of time animation takes, at what point is a 2003-2004 season impossible even if Fox (or Comedy Central or Sci-Fi Network) orders new episodes?

I'm sad to say that I am a relativly recent fan, but I really want to see the show hit at least 100 episodes to make syndication more likely.  As much as I've laughed just *reading* some of the classic episodes (heck - I even enjoyed That's Lobstertainment!), I can't wait to actually see them, and US DVDs are a long way off. 

And yes, I've signed the petition and sent real US Mail letters.
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« Reply #7 on: 04-30-2002 23:24 »

I believe the reason futurama is 'cancelled' is cause after 1 (or what some think might be stretched out into 2) remaining seasons of no new episodes made, it would be so difficult even impossible to reassemble the current animators and such. So besides the show likely being different, its not the sort of thing a network wants to pickup.

Also fox sux... cant forget that...
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« Reply #8 on: 05-01-2002 09:15 »

 
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Originally posted by Damitol:
So - does anyone here really know what, if anything, would keep him from shopping Futurama around to other broadcast or cable networks once the show is officially cancelled?  Of course Fox can play the "hiatus" card as long as it needs to to prevent him from shopping the show now.

Well, Fox could have some contract stipulating that he can't shop the show around until they've aired all the episodes they have in the can.  Of course by the time Fox gets around to doing this, re-assembling a writing/animation staff that can reasonably reproduce the original style of Futurama (can't make it too different or the fans won't watch) would take a lot of money.  It'd be easier for a network to just hire Matt to do a completely new show for them.

That said, for some reason Matt has said he's not interested in shopping Futurama around to other networks, calling it "not my style."  (See the recent FT interview.)

 
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Originally posted by Damitol:
Also - does anyone know the "drop dead" date on ordering episodes for a 2003-2004 season?  It will be over a year before Fox officially unveils its lineup for that season, but due to the length of time animation takes, at what point is a 2003-2004 season impossible even if Fox (or Comedy Central or Sci-Fi Network) orders new episodes?

I'm not sure exactly, but given how late Futurama's season tends to start and how few episodes seem to make up a season (thanks to Fox execs), I'd say they could order them pretty late.  Is Sarge still floating about?  Maybe he could answer how long it normally takes from ordering a season's worth of episodes to shipping them to Fox.

 
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Originally posted by Damitol:
I'm sad to say that I am a relativly recent fan, but I really want to see the show hit at least 100 episodes to make syndication more likely.  As much as I've laughed just *reading* some of the classic episodes (heck - I even enjoyed That's Lobstertainment!), I can't wait to actually see them, and US DVDs are a long way off. 

At this point I've all but given up hope on Futurama being renewed.  (I try to be an optimist, but it's tough when you're dealing with Fox execs.)  I'm just hoping that either A) Comedy Central (or another station) picks up Futurama for syndication, or B) no station does thereby prompting Fox to release the Futurama DVDs in the US.
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« Reply #9 on: 05-03-2002 21:16 »

welcome to the board of tomorrow, wwwdot!  smile
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« Reply #10 on: 05-03-2002 21:17 »

hehehee, nice name Damitol. welcome  big grin
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« Reply #11 on: 05-03-2002 21:19 »

phatslug i dont rememeber welcoming you a long time ago...ah heck, welcome!  big grin
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