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« #200 : 04-24-2009 15:49 »
« : 04-24-2009 15:54 »

If they need a timeslot why don't they just cancel American Dad.... and Family Guy.... and The Simpsons.

They will have a slot available if Sit Down, Shut Up crashes and burns (which seems likely).

The Simpsons is signed until 2011 and Family Guy until 2012.  Even if Fox wanted to, I doubt they'd be able to buy out either show early.

American Dad is signed until 2010.

Even if Futurama were renewed tomorrow, it'd take 9-12 months to get the cast back together and churn out a season or a half-season of new episodes, meaning that it wouldn't be back on the air until early 2010.  If Fox is indeed serious about bringing back Futurama, it probably wouldn't be any earlier than Fall 2010, which would give them until late 2009 to hammer out a deal.
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« #201 : 04-24-2009 16:42 »

If anything, when Futurama does come back, it should replace The Simpsons. 

It sucks that The Simpsons is going on until 2011, Family Guy until 2012, and American Dad until 2010.  Why does AD have to end next year?   Futurama, on Sunday nights should air between Family Guy and American Dad. 

Also, if it does come back, will Futurama have a 'Viewer Discrestion' warning in the beginning? 
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« #202 : 04-24-2009 16:50 »
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Speedracer: I was mostly joking. If anything I'd rather have Futurama on CC since they treat it with some respect. They're not as good as Adult Swim but they're a hell of a lot better than FOX (even if they repeat episodes too often and sorta ruined the first 3 movies by lying about showing them as separate episodes).

KurtPickachu2001: Wouldn't it make more sense to air Futurama before Family Guy? If it was in between it would be a weird transition for the people who watch those shows (as in they would have to see a show with jokes).

I don't really think that overtly dirty jokes are really Futurama's thing. Futurama is more about nerd humor (science jokes and Star Trek references), character humor, and quick wit. Even if it was on CC I can't imagine the writers always wanted the show to be dirtier and were simply not allowed (plus the commentaries mention that they mostly ignored FOX's orders).

I don't think Futurama would have a Viewer Discretion warning.
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« #203 : 04-24-2009 18:08 »

I realise you are thinking the Zoo magazine.  I was quoting something else in hope to find support for his statement in Zoo.

Well theres this interview with MG on Movieweb news dated 24th February and I quote:

"We're talking with Fox about doing more episodes and I hope we can. Just looking at the numbers, it seems to make sense. They're making money"

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There seems to be a lot of contradicting in the works. 

Thats for sure, theres this quote from DXC from io9 dated the 5th of March:

"Basically, all I genuinely know is that Fox is talking about it, they're thinking about it. But they're not talking about it with us, they're thinking about it among themselves. We know it's under consideration, apparently it's taking a while."

So are they talking to them... or not?

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Maybe Fox have asked them to go quietly about this.

Possibly.
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« #204 : 04-25-2009 02:45 »

I don't think Futurama would have a Viewer Discretion warning.

Maybe if they started putting nudity in it...  :flirt:
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« #205 : 04-25-2009 03:19 »
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I already did!

I mean 101, 103, 104, 203, 204, 205, 209, 210, 214, 216, 217, 219, 301, 316, 318, 405, 409, 410, 416, 417, and BBS.

You don't have to feel disappointment towards me. I already have parents.

Delivery Boy reporting for Duty. I've brought the pizza. Oh, you don't have any money. I'm sure we can work something out :flirt:.
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« #206 : 04-25-2009 03:29 »

Is there any way we fans can add some pressure to the fox executives?  You know, like how the original star trek fans kept it going?
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« #207 : 04-25-2009 03:42 »

Is there any way we fans can add some pressure to the fox executives?  You know, like how the original star trek fans kept it going?

In order of usefulness:

1.  Donate $50 million to Fox for the purpose of funding another 2-3 seasons of Futurama.

2.  Buy 10 million Futurama DVD sets.

3.  Write to Fox:

Also a snail mail approach...

FOX NETWORK SHOW MAILING ADDRESSES:

The address for requests of autographs, correspondence and other questions to the stars and producers of the FOX Show you asked about:

Paper Mail address only:

(NAME SHOW HERE)
P.O. Box 900
Attn: FOX BROADCASTING Publicity Dept.
Beverly Hills, CA 90213-0900



4.  Email Fox:


http://www.fox.com/community/askfox/

claims that askfox at fox.com is a valid email address to which inquiries about FOX's prime-time US TV schedule may be addressed.

Come to think of it, maybe some mod-type should post this information in a sticky.
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« #208 : 04-25-2009 09:38 »

Alternatively, purchase 2-3 seasons of Futurama yourself.
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« #209 : 04-25-2009 10:06 »
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Alternatively, purchase 2-3 seasons of Futurama yourself.

I believe you need one of these:



I hear it works on hyperbole as well.
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« #210 : 04-25-2009 10:09 »

I sure do! Absolutely do!
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« #211 : 04-25-2009 17:10 »
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I don't think Futurama would have a Viewer Discretion warning.

Maybe if they started putting nudity in it...  :flirt:

Err..... Xmas Story (the Professor and Hermes), Mothers Day (the Professor and Mom) to name but a few.
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« #212 : 04-25-2009 23:57 »

No, proper nudity you dolt. With nipples!
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« #213 : 04-25-2009 23:58 »

No, proper nudity you dolt. With nipples!

Wow.  Australia has some odd standards.
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« #214 : 04-28-2009 19:57 »

They are still in the nude though even if you can't (or particularly want) see everything.
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« #215 : 05-10-2009 20:24 »

But in addition to buying the DVDs, if fans would also be willing to send letters and emails, I think that would work very nicely.  Hypothetically speaking, if 20th Century Fox were to receive many emails and hand-written letters from Futurama fans, that could REALLY help!

I mean, when you think about it, a very effective fan-campaign would definitely cause the producers to consider making another season of Futurama episodes.  Because when you get right down to it, fan-campaigns are all about getting the fans' voice heard by the company who produces the show.  All you have to do is get your message out there, that we want a new season of Futurama.  But, if for some reason, the DVD sales don't scream that message loud enough, then I see no reason why fans couldn't try and start a campaign to get a brand new season of Futurama.

Afterall, it doesn't hurt to try.  ;)

And I should know, considering the fact that I help run a fan-campaign for Pokemon (but that's a different story).  XD

yes! imagine all the futurama fans did thatd be amazing fox would have to listen to us!
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« #216 : 05-11-2009 01:36 »

Whatever happened to FryFangirlLisa?
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« #217 : 05-13-2009 07:06 »

Watching Futurama on CC tonight, there was a commercial showing the PE ship crashing into a Snickers candy bar with Zapp's voice in the background.

Granted the commercial was probably made pretty cheap (as in dollar amounts) but still... how many cancelled shows mange to do commercials?
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« #218 : 05-13-2009 07:23 »

Ralph Snart's Awesome Hour had a few commercials didn't it?
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« #219 : 05-13-2009 08:05 »

Ralph Snart's Awesome Hour had a few commercials didn't it?

???
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« #220 : 05-13-2009 11:50 »


   Ralph Snart's Awesome Hour had a few commercials didn't it?


Yes, but he threw those together himself using hand-puppets and an overhead projector.
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« #221 : 05-13-2009 11:56 »

oh ok then. Why did it get cancelled again?
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« #222 : 05-13-2009 12:15 »

Well, even Ralph's awesomeness couldn't be maintained at the white-hot intensity he demanded of himself all the time. Also there were the usual "creative differences" regarding quality vs production costs and you know how that goes. But the main problem was that scientific tests showed that over exposure to Ralph Snart was causing pleurisy in 7.3% of his target demographic.
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« #223 : 05-13-2009 12:30 »

Oh yeah that's right... I know that there weren't that many episodes before it got cancelled but are there any DVDs of Ralph Snart's Awesome Hour around? I loved that show!
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« #224 : 05-13-2009 17:04 »

Here's a little tidbit that was found on Futurama Madhouse:

http://theinfosphere.org/Future_of_Futurama

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« #225 : 05-13-2009 17:16 »

Oh yeah that's right... I know that there weren't that many episodes before it got cancelled but are there any DVDs of Ralph Snart's Awesome Hour around? I loved that show!

If you really want to watch the "Ralph Snart Power Hour", I'll take my camcorder with me when I go to the firing range and you can see me obiterate paper targets with my Beretta .40 and my 1911 .45.

(Note:  I would place pictures of some of our political leaders on the targets but I don't want a visit from the U.S. Treasury or FBI.)
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« #226 : 05-13-2009 22:09 »

Here's a little tidbit that was found on Futurama Madhouse:

http://theinfosphere.org/Future_of_Futurama

Well, I'll believe it when I see it, but May 18th could bring us a real treat.  Maybe the delay at Fox is not internal debate on whether to bring the show back, but in what format...  And maybe Fox will pay off my mortgage.
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« #227 : 05-13-2009 22:16 »

Here's a little tidbit that was found on Futurama Madhouse:

http://theinfosphere.org/Future_of_Futurama

Well, I'll believe it when I see it, but May 18th could bring us a real treat.  Maybe the delay at Fox is not internal debate on whether to bring the show back, but in what format...  And maybe Fox will pay off my mortgage.

Governmental bailout for Futurama?
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« #228 : 05-13-2009 22:24 »

Obama should support the renewal of Futurama.  He knows he want to.
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« #229 : 05-13-2009 23:46 »
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Good news on the battlefront (in fact, you don't even have to click on the link to know what it's about).

http://www.tvsquad.com/2009/05/13/fox-wont-even-air-sit-down-shut-ups-finale/
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« #230 : 05-14-2009 00:52 »

I do not know, sit down shut up was growing on me. I want futurama back just as much as the next guy but, I think that show could have some potential. I do not know if that's good news, its just another depressing story of how fox cancel shows before they can find a true audience or canceling another show because they are fox is run by a bunch of apes. Even if they did bring futurama back fox would can it for no reason anyone because fox sucks. I wish comedy central would make a deal with futurama, that would be awesome.
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« #231 : 05-14-2009 04:25 »

Fox has a long history of not showing "Farewell" shows, and acting in a kinda classless way.  And, not just for new or animation series.  Married With Children was the bedrock of the network when it started out; if the series hadn't found an audience, the network might have folded.  At the end, Fox didn't even bother to directly tell the actors their series was cancelled; most learned about it from friends, from TV entertainment news programs and a few found out by being turned away from the Fox studio gates: "you don't work here anymore".
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« #232 : 05-14-2009 08:40 »

I do not know, sit down shut up was growing on me. I want futurama back just as much as the next guy but, I think that show could have some potential. I do not know if that's good news, its just another depressing story of how fox cancel shows before they can find a true audience or canceling another show because they are fox is run by a bunch of apes. Even if they did bring futurama back fox would can it for no reason anyone because fox sucks. I wish comedy central would make a deal with futurama, that would be awesome.
Yeah but Comedy Central would lose money :(
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« #233 : 05-15-2009 20:00 »

Why do you say they would lose money?
I do not know, sit down shut up was growing on me. I want futurama back just as much as the next guy but, I think that show could have some potential. I do not know if that's good news, its just another depressing story of how fox cancel shows before they can find a true audience or canceling another show because they are fox is run by a bunch of apes. Even if they did bring futurama back fox would can it for no reason anyone because fox sucks. I wish comedy central would make a deal with futurama, that would be awesome.
Yeah but Comedy Central would lose money :(
Why do you say they would lose money?
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« #234 : 05-16-2009 07:56 »

Why do you say they would lose money?
I do not know, sit down shut up was growing on me. I want futurama back just as much as the next guy but, I think that show could have some potential. I do not know if that's good news, its just another depressing story of how fox cancel shows before they can find a true audience or canceling another show because they are fox is run by a bunch of apes. Even if they did bring futurama back fox would can it for no reason anyone because fox sucks. I wish comedy central would make a deal with futurama, that would be awesome.
Yeah but Comedy Central would lose money :(
Why do you say they would lose money?

As speedracer said in another thread..
Ads brought in about $20/1000 viewers in 2006, probably less than that now.  A million viewers for a half-hour show will bring in 1000 * $20 * 16 ads = $320K.  $300K is actually probably still an overestimate.

South Park is bringing in 2-3 MM viewers on Comedy Central, and no cable show seems to bring in more than 6MM viewers regularly. 

I think 4 million viewers would be a slightly optimistic estimate for new Futurama on Comedy Central, which would bring in $1.2 MM per episode.  That means that CC would probably be taking a loss on broadcasting Futurama and have to wait for the DVD sales to bring them in the black.
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« #235 : 05-16-2009 16:11 »

Hm.  Recent news strongly suggest that Dollhouse is back.  And we are talking news of today (16 May).

Why is this important to FuturamaDollhouse is a show airing on Fox just like Futurama may do again, and thus both their faiths will be announced on Monday during the upfronts.

If the news of Dollhouse comes so close to the upfronts, is it not possible that the faith of Futurama has yet to have been revealed?  I am not saying it will, just saying it may still possible.
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« #236 : 05-16-2009 16:45 »

Yeah but Comedy Central would lose money :(

Apparently, Comedy Central has enough money to order a Futurama rip-off.
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« #237 : 05-16-2009 16:53 »

Yeah but Comedy Central would lose money :(

Apparently, Comedy Central has enough money to order a Futurama rip-off.

Meh, its name suggests it is just going to be toilet humour.
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« #238 : 05-16-2009 16:57 »

Hm.  Recent news strongly suggest that Dollhouse is back.  And we are talking news of today (16 May).

Why is this important to FuturamaDollhouse is a show airing on Fox just like Futurama may do again, and thus both their faiths will be announced on Monday during the upfronts.

If the news of Dollhouse comes so close to the upfronts, is it not possible that the faith of Futurama has yet to have been revealed?  I am not saying it will, just saying it may still possible.

The Dollhouse decision really is puzzling.  It's an hour-long drama, shows fewer ads than two half-hour shows and has been pulling in dismal ratings.  Is Fox paying the actors in peanuts or something?  (I've never seen the show and thus have no idea how good it is; I'm talking strictly dollars and cents here.)
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« #239 : 05-16-2009 17:07 »

Hm.  Recent news strongly suggest that Dollhouse is back.  And we are talking news of today (16 May).

Why is this important to FuturamaDollhouse is a show airing on Fox just like Futurama may do again, and thus both their faiths will be announced on Monday during the upfronts.

If the news of Dollhouse comes so close to the upfronts, is it not possible that the faith of Futurama has yet to have been revealed?  I am not saying it will, just saying it may still possible.

The Dollhouse decision really is puzzling.  It's an hour-long drama, shows fewer ads than two half-hour shows and has been pulling in dismal ratings.  Is Fox paying the actors in peanuts or something?  (I've never seen the show and thus have no idea how good it is; I'm talking strictly dollars and cents here.)

According to Digital Spy, the decision was motivated by the possible DVD sales later on.  So Fox is making a long term investment, but this may also mean for Dollhouse fans that they can expect season 1 on DVD soon.
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