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evan

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« on: 04-08-2003 17:25 »

...and there was no last minute call from the governer to save it.

On Monday, USAToday.com released it's yearly "what's renewed and what's been cancelled" list. And, as many of us feared, "Futurama" is offically cancelled (or 'near death', which means the same thing, I guess.)

I knew we all kinda saw this coming, but at least now we know for certain. Oh well, it was a good run while it lasted. I honestly doubt CN or any other network will commission new episodes, but I guess we can always hope.

For the whole list of cancelled and renewed shows, click here.(credit, AICN)
Kristi
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« Reply #1 on: 04-08-2003 17:33 »

I'm shocked! Shocked! Well, not that shocked.
Gocad

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« Reply #2 on: 04-08-2003 17:37 »
« Last Edit on: 04-08-2003 17:37 »

But has there been an official statment by FOX about this?
I mean so far it's the same situation like last year.
And yes, I know it is a weak argument, but this is better than nothing.


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evan

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« Reply #3 on: 04-08-2003 17:40 »

I have a feeling that FOX is never going to release an 'offical' statement. Unless, they release it right before "Devil's Hands..." This is probably as clear as we're going to get.
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #4 on: 04-08-2003 17:43 »

But on the bright side The Pitts,Just Shoot Me and Dawson’s Creek is cancelled.
Gocad

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« Reply #5 on: 04-08-2003 17:43 »

 
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Originally posted by evan:
I have a feeling that FOX is never going to release an 'offical' statement. Unless, they release it right before "Devil's Hands..." This is probably as clear as we're going to get.

Sooner or later they have to make a decision, after all, CN bought the rights to show all episodes of Futurama, but it looks like that they are only allowed to show the one that have been aired by FOX.
Therefore I doubt that FOX won't get far with their "Don't ask, won't tell" policy.


I'm watching you. Yes, YOU!
MuscaDomestica

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« Reply #6 on: 04-08-2003 17:49 »

HJS, that is welcome news!  smile
Teral

Helpy McHelphelp
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« Reply #7 on: 04-08-2003 17:53 »

They'll just paste a 5 second blurp after "The Devils Hands...", and that's that.

"ThiswasthelastepisodeofFutura manonewpeisodeswillbeorderedt hanksforwatchingFOX

AND NOW FOX PROUDLY PRESENTS KING OF THEHILL"

 
 
 
 cry
Cikboy

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« Reply #8 on: 04-08-2003 17:56 »

Hey, when FOX cancelled The Tick live show, I'm pretty sure there were a few episodes left they never aired.  Let's hope this isn't the case.
Gocad

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« Reply #9 on: 04-08-2003 17:58 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
They'll just paste a 5 second blurp after "The Devils Hands...", and that's that.

"ThiswasthelastepisodeofFutura manonewpeisodeswillbeorderedt hanksforwatchingFOX

AND NOW FOX PROUDLY PRESENTS KING OF THEHILL"

 
 
 
  cry

Maybe so, but will we live long enough to see that happen?


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PCC Fred

Space Pope
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« Reply #10 on: 04-08-2003 18:03 »

 
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Originally posted by Cikboy:
Hey, when FOX cancelled The Tick live show, I'm pretty sure there were a few episodes left they never aired.  Let's hope this isn't the case.

Maybe they'll make them DVD only.  Europe could yet see them before the US...

Look on the bright side.  Futurama has finished with 72 truly great episodes.  At least it didn't linger into the kind of living hell where the Simpsons finds itself.
Melllvar

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« Reply #11 on: 04-08-2003 18:07 »

Better for it to die and be missed as a classic, than live and grow stale and pallid like The Simpsons is.
Cikboy

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« Reply #12 on: 04-08-2003 18:16 »

 
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Originally posted by Melllvar:
Better for it to die and be missed as a classic, than live and grow stale and pallid like The Simpsons is.

Actually a lot of the newer Simpsons have been pretty good, the show appears to be rising again.  And while some of the recent seasons haven't been as great as before, there have been a loooooooooot of good episodes. 

While everyone else is bashing the Simpsons noone is mentioning episodes like HOM'R, Trilogy of Error, Hungry Hungry Homer, Behind the Laughter, THOH 11 (the dolphins and ghost dad most noticbly).  These are some of my favorite Simpsons eps, and I've been watching since season 3.

While I'd say Futurama is my favorite show, Simpsons still remains the best show on TV, like Futurama even the worst ep of Simpsons is a million times better than any other slop you'll find on TV.


Spare me your spaceage technobabble, Atillia the Hun.
aslate

Space Pope
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« Reply #13 on: 04-08-2003 18:35 »

Well, isn't that the same position as Futurama was before? I know Futurama is dead, but i want FOX to announce it.

Anyway, Futurama has reached cult status really, cancelled way before its time, and it appears that the best episodes written of Futurama will come too late to save it from FOX.
Killerfox

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« Reply #14 on: 04-08-2003 18:48 »

come on not all hope its gone lets cross our fingers for CN to renew the show. lets keep on hope
aslate

Space Pope
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« Reply #15 on: 04-08-2003 18:52 »

 
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Originally posted by Killerfox:
come on not all hope its gone lets cross our fingers for CN to renew the show. lets keep on hope

We've had over a year now to accept that Futurama is near dead. The writers have split up and they are on other jobs, they are not all magically going to quit to re-start Futurama, as much as i want them to!

CN could still pick up Futurama, and there's the Sky discussion (unlikely though). The problem is that it may never be the same Futurama that we loved.
Chump

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« Reply #16 on: 04-08-2003 18:54 »

I'm reading the list. I'm glad some of the other shows are cancelled. The Pitts are cancelled and only 2 eps have even aired! Oliver Beene is on the Bubble too. Good. And Wanda at large, before its even aired. Heh heh.

Hopefully the Grubbs crash and burn too.
The Names Nick

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« Reply #17 on: 04-08-2003 19:04 »

Im at the point where Ive ridden FOX off as a waste of air space. I just hope they do the right thing at this point which is declare to everyone that yes its over. I dont want to see em try n pull some B.S. that would prevent us from seeing the last eps ever made, or that would make us wait until late 2005 to see em/buy em DVD.
FrysGIRL

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« Reply #18 on: 04-08-2003 20:42 »

 
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Originally posted by evan:
I honestly doubt CN or any other network will commission new episodes, but I guess we can always hope.

I for one believe that CN will order more episodes if the ratings continue to climb. After all, that is what they did and continue to do with Home Movies.

VelourFog

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« Reply #19 on: 04-08-2003 20:47 »
« Last Edit on: 04-08-2003 20:47 »

 
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Originally posted by Cikboy:

While everyone else is bashing the Simpsos noone is mentioning episodes like HOM'R, Trilogy of Error, Hungry Hungry Homer, Behind the Laughter, THOH 11 (the dolphins and ghost dad most noticbly).  These are some of my favorite Simpsons eps, and I've been watching since season 3.

While I'd say Futurama is my favorite show, Simpsons still remains the best show on TV, like Futurama even the worst ep of Simpsons is a million times better than any other slop you'll find on TV.

groan. not another one of you.

 
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Originally posted by The Names Nick:
Im at the point where Ive ridden FOX off as a waste of air space.
That'll show em!
Venus

Urban Legend
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« Reply #20 on: 04-08-2003 20:53 »

 
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Originally posted by FrysGIRL:
 I for one believe that CN will order more episodes if the ratings continue to climb. After all, that is what they did and continue to do with Home Movies.


i wouldn't count on it. Home Movies doesn't have complicated 3d shots and is way way cheaper to produce then Futurama
VelourFog

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« Reply #21 on: 04-08-2003 21:03 »

yeah and home movies doesn't even have the squiggle vision anymore. how in the hell? what would they do with futurama? "limited animation" like with sealab 2021?

heh. actually that might be cool.
The Bender

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« Reply #22 on: 04-08-2003 21:15 »

this really does sux i just started liking the show!

lol this would be kinda funny if it really happened:

They'll just paste a 5 second blurp after "The Devils Hands...", and that's that.

"ThiswasthelastepisodeofFutura manonewpeisodeswillbeorderedt hanksforwatchingFOX

AND NOW FOX PROUDLY PRESENTS KING OF THE HILL
 
Nixorbo

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« Reply #23 on: 04-08-2003 21:22 »

 
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Originally posted by Cikboy:
While everyone else is bashing the Simpsons noone is mentioning episodes like HOM'R, Trilogy of Error, Hungry Hungry Homer, Behind the Laughter, THOH 11 (the dolphins and ghost dad most noticbly).

Hate it, like it, hate it, like it, hate it (neutral and hate it)

I have a thousand years of power.
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Cikboy

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« Reply #24 on: 04-08-2003 21:55 »

groan. not another one of you.[/QUOTE]

Oh really, and in what way should I take that comment.  I'm not interested in a flame-war, which would be very childish, but I grew up with the Simpsons and am complete out and out Simpsons dork, not some kid who just started watching it.
VelourFog

Space Pope
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« Reply #25 on: 04-08-2003 22:19 »

 laff

Australian Guy

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« Reply #26 on: 04-09-2003 00:27 »

Post Groeinig simpsons suck, ive only ever seen one that i enjoyed. And it wasnt something that Matt would have produced. It was Groeinig and his team that made the simpsons funny. Now its just all lowbrow and Aimed at Childeren. The simpsons was supposed to be a Adult show, But now fox has control its just another Mass Marketing experiment.
And this report doesnt seem to tell us anything new.
Damitol

Bending Unit
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« Reply #27 on: 04-09-2003 11:54 »

My understanding is that MAY is when FOX (and most networks) officially announce cancellations.  The USA Today article is an annual thing that is pretty accurate, but Futurama is not cancelled until FOX releases the memo saying it is.  No, I'm in no way thinking it won't be cancelled, but as of today, it's still  a part of FOX's line-up, in the loosest use of that phrase possible.

Also, I think it's interesting as one poster noted above that the overall quality of the Simpsons has risen this year.  Makes you wonder how many of Futurama's writers, animators and other personnel moved over there.  I know if I was producing an animated comedy, I'd want to hire as much of the Futurama team as possible.  While not every episode was an A+, how many other television comedies, animated or not can claim 72 excellent episodes with even the "weakest" providing some really good laughs.
Molten Boron

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« Reply #28 on: 04-09-2003 12:14 »
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Give me a break, Fastlane and John Doe on a bubble, there ratings are so bad I am supprised there is someone advertising on those shows. Futurama has been a loser twice this season, once because of NFL overrun, Fastlane and John Doe have been a loser since Jan and lost to the WB, not even Futurama loses to the WB Network.

Lots of people refer to Futurama as "that cartoon with Peggy Bundy with that one huge eye that (Fox/cartoon channel) shows. 
Loki

Professor
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« Reply #29 on: 04-09-2003 14:09 »

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
well, uhm, ghm....
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
*untranslatable Russian swearwords follow*
[AdAM]

Bending Unit
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« Reply #30 on: 04-09-2003 14:21 »

ohh....
It's showtime at the apollo all over again.. wink
FishyJoe

Honorary German
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« Reply #31 on: 04-09-2003 14:25 »

Damn straight, Fastlane's ratings are bad. And look at all the promotion it gets. I swear, I see one of their dumbass, shameless ratings-stunt, "look, you almost get to see a girl take off her shirt! Oh wow, now two girls are kissing!" commercials every five minutes.

Futurama has lots of sexy female nudity...why isn't FOX promoting the hell out of that?

 
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Cikboy
While everyone else is bashing the Simpsons noone is mentioning episodes like HOM'R, Trilogy of Error, Hungry Hungry Homer, Behind the Laughter, THOH 11.

Sorry. I'll try to bash those episodes more often in the future.

(although to be fair, most of those episodes were amusing when I first saw them. But they don't have much in the way of re-watchability. And aren't they kind of old now? You're talking season 11, and we're about to finish up season 14, right?)
 
 
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Actually a lot of the newer Simpsons have been pretty good, the show appears to be rising again.

Or, your brain has turned into a soft mushey goo as a result of watching too much Simpsons, and now you can't tell what's good from what's bad.

I'm just throwing out possibilities here.
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #32 on: 04-09-2003 14:50 »

So we are gonna see last episodes?
Or will CN air all episodes until "Idle hands" included?
Killerfox

Professor
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« Reply #33 on: 04-09-2003 18:12 »

Ok well yesterday i was in the futurama chat in CGEF and as we talked we all realized that most of us are nerds, that means futurama has "intelligent humour.
This theory (if you agree with it) might have something to do with futurama having almost no audience (apart from no advert and cheesy schedules).
I want to hear your comment 'bout my theory.
Kang+Kodos

Poppler
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« Reply #34 on: 04-09-2003 18:14 »

Despite the gloom and doom, I still hold out for any bit of hope for Futurama returning.  Seeing most the other crap Fox and the other networks show, how can they possibly cancel it?  I think it directly points to the dumbing down of America in general.

As for The Simpsons...The show is still great.  Yeah, I'll admit there haven't been as many episodes that I'd classify as classic, but it's still my favorite. Would you rather watch King of the Hill, Fastlane or Teen Idol?
Kristi
Starship Captain
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« Reply #35 on: 04-09-2003 18:17 »

Welcome to PEEL, Kang&Kodos.
Killerfox

Professor
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« Reply #36 on: 04-09-2003 18:19 »

Yeah, King of the hill is good but not by a remote chance better than Futurama.

Hi and welcome Kang
Kang+Kodos

Poppler
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« Reply #37 on: 04-09-2003 18:24 »

Thanx Killerfox and Kristi
Gocad

Space Pope
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« Reply #38 on: 04-09-2003 18:26 »

It really hurts when you realize that a show was cancelled because it was intelligent.

Btw, welcome Kang&Kodos!


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Killerfox

Professor
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« Reply #39 on: 04-09-2003 18:36 »

Yeah, King of the hill is good but not by a remote chance better than Futurama.

Hi and welcome Kang
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