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PEE Poll: Who THINKS Futurama Will Be Cancelled After Series 7?
Yes it will be cancelled after series 7   -9 (20.5%)
It will be renewed after series 7, but not last much longer   -10 (22.7%)
It will keep getting renewed for a long time   -9 (20.5%)
Unsure   -8 (18.2%)
Jarvio is an idiot   -8 (18.2%)
Total Voters: 44

Jarvio

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« on: 08-10-2012 00:18 »

Seeing as some people are worried that futurama may get cancelled, I thought I'd make a poll out of this, just to see numbers basically of how many people actually THINK the show will get cancelled... so let's see...
Gorky

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« Reply #1 on: 08-10-2012 00:40 »

Do I think the show will be canceled after this season? Not necessarily. I think people are jumping the gun with this whole "The show is getting lousy ratings; it's really the end this time!" attitude; this is an animated show airing in the summer months on a Wednesday night on cable TV, and even though it costs a pretty penny to produce, I don't think CC or Fox are holding Futurama to the same standards they'd hold a live-action show. If it can earn ratings comparable to, say, South Park (and, to a lesser extent, the Daily Show and the Colbert Report), then I think it'll stay safe.

Will I be terribly upset if the show is canceled after this season? Not really. I've been enjoying season seven so far (more than I enjoyed season six; this is probably the best we can expect from the new run, episodes like "Fun on a Bun" on the high-quality end and "The Butterjunk Effect" on the low-quality end), and if 7B is just as good as 7A has been, then I'd love for the show to go out on a high note.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #2 on: 08-10-2012 01:12 »

I think that it may get renewed for one more season, but go out after that. For a CC program, it was doing pretty darn good until the DirecTV dispute. Ratings went down by a nice amount. But I still think that Comedy Central will order one more season, knowing that Wednesdays were bad days to air New Episodes anyway, mostly due to the fact that many people are working on Wednesdays. And its old timeslot used to be thursdays, so not alot of our casual viewers from last season are aware of the change in timeslot. Plus, we got a bunch of other shows crawling through on Wednesdays. Still, with the good amount of iTunes purchases, I think that it'll get at least one more season. Then I'd be content. smile

After that, BRING ON THE THEATER-FILM!!!  big grin
MuchAdo

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« Reply #3 on: 08-10-2012 04:43 »
« Last Edit on: 08-10-2012 04:50 »

CC is a business, they will keep making it as long as it is profitable.
The question isn't about ratings, it's all about profits.
If they ratings are terrible.. but the ad revenue still comes pooring in, CC will keep it going.
Not to mention all the sales of related "Futurama" products.
I think it will keep going after seven, but eight could (possibly) be the end; that is.. until the movie!
I'd be down for 52 more episodes after 7a and 7b.
The show's legacy may get really wacky if they went past nine full production seasons... just like "the Simpsons" did after season nine.
To much of a good thing can almost always become bad, pretty easily.
 wink
x.Bianca.x

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« Reply #4 on: 08-10-2012 05:10 »

Its called season
MYK

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« Reply #5 on: 08-10-2012 06:06 »

It depends heavily on two different things.

Overall quality of the show

When Season 7 premiered, I thought that unless it really faltered and lost a considerable amount of fans, Futurama had at least an eighth season left in the tank. So far, Season 7 has been very solid, on par with the older episodes. I don't think the writers have lost their prowess at creating this show. As much as I like this show, however, I don't want it to go on TOO long. I don't think Futurama will extend past a 10th season, even if it retains its quality.

Then again, quality of the show only ensures continuation in the fairly-short-term, which brings me to the next variable:

Direction of the show's plotline

People have started to speculate that Fry will pop the question to Leela at the end of this current season, in August 2013. The timing on this seems pretty good, and I've a feeling that it would be an excellent episode. If it does happen, though, it implies that the show is preparing to take its final bows soon. If they do become engaged, the farthest down the line I could see the writers putting their marriage is the finale of the 9th season. However, it's more likely they'd put it at the end of the 8th season. Something tells me that if they do decide to marry Fry and Leela AND continue the show, they'd only do one season with Fry and Leela as man and wife-more than one season and they run the risk of redundancy and trite romantic comedy storylines.

I wouldn't be too worried about ratings-Futurama has always been fairly underrated as a show, and Comedy Central seems to like it. If I read correctly, Futurama was cancelled by Fox despite fairly high ratings. 

So in conclusion, no, I don't think Futurama ends after its seventh season. But the total number of seasons it runs for will likely fall between 8 and 10.
SolidSnake

Professor
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« Reply #6 on: 08-10-2012 06:21 »

Fry will pop the question to Leela at the end of this current season, in August 2013.
If they do, I'm still up for the Episode Title: Space Marriage 3014 (3014 or whatever year it will take place). It will be very nostalgic if they did that.

If he does do that at the end of this season, then there MUST be a season 8! To explain things, something Futurama hasn't been doing lately.  roll eyes
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #7 on: 08-10-2012 09:16 »

As desperate as bean counters are for brand recognition these days?  Of course Futurama will air as long as it is profitable, as MuchAdo said.  The only way I see it being cancelled for good is at the urging of MG or DXC for the reason of artistic integrity.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #8 on: 08-10-2012 09:55 »

I could see it being the last one, but I kind of think 8 will ultimately be commissioned. CC definitely cancels tons of shows, but they aren't as big an investment to start with usually, and FOX has also invested a lot in bringing the show back from the dead. It's more an undertaking that they won't just want to throw away too quickly. It may end after that, because by then they'll have gotten more of their "fill" of it and the syndication deals will probably have reached their natural limits to some extent.

I have to admit, if this was the last season I wouldn't be as heartbroken as before. Not really for quality reasons, but I do feel like 140ish episodes is a pretty solid number. A lot of shows I love crapped out before then. 72 felt like a much more limited number.
Jarvio

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« Reply #9 on: 08-10-2012 15:59 »

Some interesting responses.
Well, except for this one...

Its called season

I myself think it will be renewed again after SEASON 7... but not last much longer (although I hope it will last longer)
WAVer

Bending Unit
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« Reply #10 on: 08-10-2012 16:23 »

Quite honestly, when I saw the title of this thread, I immediately thought that the OP is an idiot, and to my surprise there was a poll choice for it! lol but jokes aside, I really couldn't say. I keep on hearing whispers/rumors that Futurama is doing better than the Simpsons now, as far as 'ratings' is concerned or whatever.. Regardless, if this show was still on Fox, then its a guarantee that this show would be cancelled, but it's not. I think that Comedy Central is the perfect place for this show as far as right now is concerned, and they'll find a way to keep it going for at least several more years. We'll see. smile
Jarvio

Bending Unit
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« Reply #11 on: 08-10-2012 16:26 »

Quite honestly, when I saw the title of this thread, I immediately thought that the OP is an idiot,

Why? red face
WAVer

Bending Unit
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« Reply #12 on: 08-10-2012 16:28 »

Quite honestly, when I saw the title of this thread, I immediately thought that the OP is an idiot,

Why? red face

lol because I thought 'Why would Comedy Central ruin a good thing? It was a joke, though. big grin
Jarvio

Bending Unit
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« Reply #13 on: 08-10-2012 16:31 »

Quite honestly, when I saw the title of this thread, I immediately thought that the OP is an idiot,

Why? red face

lol because I thought 'Why would Comedy Central ruin a good thing? It was a joke, though. big grin

Well I posted this topic based on other people's worry's that the show may be cancelled, from what I've read on the forums.

I agree, I don't want CC to ruin a good thing either
Xanfor

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #14 on: 08-10-2012 19:04 »

Futurama is already canceled. The series we think we are watching is actually a mass hallucination induced by toxic chemicals leaked into the water supply.
WAVer

Bending Unit
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« Reply #15 on: 08-11-2012 01:20 »

Futurama is already canceled. The series we think we are watching is actually a mass hallucination induced by toxic chemicals leaked into the water supply.

Indeed. I knew I was tasting purple over the past couple of years!
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #16 on: 08-11-2012 03:41 »

Futurama is already canceled. The series we think we are watching is actually a mass hallucination induced by toxic chemicals leaked into the water supply.
Actually, we never watched the 'original' Futurama.  Our 'fond' memories of it are nothing more than false memories imprinted on our brain from subliminal messaging in 'new' Futurama.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #17 on: 08-24-2013 01:38 »

.....i'm assuming a Time Traveler made this thread?
UnrealLegend

Space Pope
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« Reply #18 on: 08-24-2013 02:06 »

We all saw it coming.
Quantum Neutrino Field

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #19 on: 08-24-2013 07:39 »

They should have renewed Futurama. That would have showed you! mad
Beamer

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #20 on: 08-24-2013 08:20 »

I don't think Futurama will be cancelled after season 7. roll eyes
Monster_Robot_Maniac

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #21 on: 08-24-2013 16:58 »

It won't be cancelled as long as you Believe!
Clap your hands if you Believe!
Believing will bring him back!
Jarvio

Bending Unit
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« Reply #22 on: 08-30-2013 01:09 »

They should have renewed Futurama. That would have showed you! mad

Why the anger? I didn't want it to be cancelled...
Lost My Phone

Professor
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« Reply #23 on: 08-30-2013 05:26 »

When I first heard the news of Futurama getting cancelled a few months ago, I thought, "Sh*t. This is really the end." But then I realised that this is going to be the fourth "series finale". That's why I'm not too upset about this cancellation. If we don't hear anything about Futurama coming back within the next 3 to 5 years, then I'll assume that it really is over.
Quantum Neutrino Field

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #24 on: 08-30-2013 09:35 »

Why the anger? I didn't want it to be cancelled...
It was supposed to be humorous response, mainly to UrL's comment.
So, more seriously: frown, even though it's not 100% sure yet. It never is.
Inquisitor Hein
Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #25 on: 08-30-2013 10:02 »
« Last Edit on: 08-30-2013 10:08 »

It was already mentioned that a renewal would depend on DVD sales and merchandise.
I hear the action figure series will be cancelled with the show, right?

Also, Season 7A (which is one year old) has not yet been released in Germany (nor France, haven't checked the other European countries yet, but I assume it's the same there), neither was an official release date set so far. I do not know the exact sales numbers for the Non-US market, but I think it's safe guess that those revenues are not to be sneezed at. (Pretty certain it WILL be released. It just seems no one is in an ambitious hurry about it).

The merchandise related income is right now one of the major criteria allowing another revival. And as these seem to be taken rather lightly right now, it seems one rather wants to show to "fade out", instead of taking a last revival chance backed by high DVD/merchandise revenue.
Jarvio

Bending Unit
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« Reply #26 on: 08-30-2013 15:13 »

Why the anger? I didn't want it to be cancelled...
It was supposed to be humorous response, mainly to UrL's comment.
So, more seriously: frown, even though it's not 100% sure yet. It never is.

Thanks for clearing that up, sorry for misinterpreting.

And I agree, I'm sad about Futurama's cancellation too. I know that many people want it to 'die with dignity', but I myself have faith that it can still produce stellar episodes.
Mr Zoidberg

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« Reply #27 on: 09-26-2013 17:46 »

It was already mentioned that a renewal would depend on DVD sales and merchandise.
I hear the action figure series will be cancelled with the show, right?

Also, Season 7A (which is one year old) has not yet been released in Germany (nor France, haven't checked the other European countries yet, but I assume it's the same there), neither was an official release date set so far. I do not know the exact sales numbers for the Non-US market, but I think it's safe guess that those revenues are not to be sneezed at. (Pretty certain it WILL be released. It just seems no one is in an ambitious hurry about it).

The merchandise related income is right now one of the major criteria allowing another revival. And as these seem to be taken rather lightly right now, it seems one rather wants to show to "fade out", instead of taking a last revival chance backed by high DVD/merchandise revenue.
Season 6B was only shown on TV in the UK this March, with the dvd coming out in June. I saw on a website (Den of Geek I think) that 7A would be on here in Autumn/Winter, but I'm starting to quite doubt that.
Lost My Phone

Professor
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« Reply #28 on: 09-26-2013 22:37 »

Season 6B was only shown on TV in the UK this March, with the dvd coming out in June. I saw on a website (Den of Geek I think) that 7A would be on here in Autumn/Winter, but I'm starting to quite doubt that.

You're a whole two years behind the US? Man, that must suck. I feel sorry for you guys.
Inquisitor Hein
Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #29 on: 09-26-2013 23:16 »

It's especially absurd when taking into consideration that the UK version does not need any dubbing...
Mr Snrub

Urban Legend
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« Reply #30 on: 09-26-2013 23:36 »

Blame Sky and their fucking scheduling.
Mr Zoidberg

Delivery Boy
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« Reply #31 on: 09-29-2013 14:25 »

Season 6B was only shown on TV in the UK this March, with the dvd coming out in June. I saw on a website (Den of Geek I think) that 7A would be on here in Autumn/Winter, but I'm starting to quite doubt that.

You're a whole two years behind the US? Man, that must suck. I feel sorry for you guys.
I've found out volume 7 on blu ray is region A and B, so I plan to import it and catch up soon, and hopefully volume 8 will be the same.
Blame Sky and their fucking scheduling.
Yeah, they'd been advertising and delaying season 6B for over a year.
Lost My Phone

Professor
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« Reply #32 on: 09-29-2013 18:49 »

Yeah, I've often heard that Sky sucks. Is it true that they make massive cuts on any episode that contains sexual content?
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #33 on: 09-29-2013 21:18 »

Yeah, I've often heard that Sky sucks. Is it true that they make massive cuts on any episode that contains sexual content?
If that's true, then I'm assuming some episodes, such as 'In A Gadda De Leela', would be about 2 minutes long after all the cuts. tongue
Lost My Phone

Professor
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« Reply #34 on: 09-29-2013 22:18 »
« Last Edit on: 09-29-2013 22:20 »

And "Spanish Fry" probably wouldn't even exist there at all. tongue
cartoonlover27

Professor
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« Reply #35 on: 09-29-2013 22:33 »

Well those are very naughty episodes.
Space Pilot might not even exist either. It says a really bad word that starts with "a" and ends with "ss."  roll eyes
Lost My Phone

Professor
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« Reply #36 on: 09-29-2013 22:39 »
« Last Edit on: 09-29-2013 22:40 »

IAGDL and SF were both very raunchy. While nothing too explicit was shown in either, Sky probably wouldn't be interested in showing an episode in which the two centric characters are naked for almost the whole 22 minutes or Lrrr wants to chop off Fry's dick to give his wife sexual pleasure. That is, until after the "watershed," as they call it (I think). Those are two episodes I definitely would not show a kid under 14.

On the other hand, I don't think they'd cancel a whole episode because it contains the word "ass".
Monster_Robot_Maniac

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #37 on: 09-29-2013 22:52 »

Their abridged version of BWABB would be rather short, as well.
Lost My Phone

Professor
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« Reply #38 on: 09-29-2013 22:53 »

Oh God, my memory is failing me. What sexual content did that movie contain again?
Monster_Robot_Maniac

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #39 on: 09-29-2013 22:56 »

Oh God, my memory is failing me. What sexual content did that movie contain again?
Well, Yivo, AKA the tentacle monster, was mating with everyone in the universe, Fry and his Girlfriend get funky, and Zapp and Amy also get funky.
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