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  • #3773
    Danny Stephenson
    Keymaster

    A friend has just linked me to this:

    http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2009/06/its-official-futurama-returns.html

    FOX finally got the hint…

    #99793
    JamesTC
    Participant

    This is a good day for TV news, first there is a very good possibility of My Name Is Earl returning and now Futurama IS returning, next Robert Llew will announce that Red Dwarf is back for an 8 episode series.

    Oh and 26 fucking episodes! That is more than any season before isn’t it?

    #99795
    Danny Stephenson
    Keymaster

    it could well be 2 seasons of 13 eps, but who knows?

    #99797
    JamesTC
    Participant

    Some American shows are shown in two blocks though, half of the episodes one half of the year and half of the episodes the next. I’m certain My Name Is Earl and South Park are aired that way.

    #99798
    Danny Stephenson
    Keymaster

    I think that’s why our Season numbers in the UK don’t tally with the US ones.

    #99808
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Network TV usually runs 21-23 eps, cable tends to break it up into two sets, one for the fall, one for the summer.

    #99809
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Fucking YES.

    #99810
    SkyAndSun
    Participant

    Evil companies are turning good. First EA starts creating original IPs like Dead Space and supports Tim Schaffer’s latest game and now after resurrecting Family Guy Fox do the same to Futurama. What a pleasant surprise!

    #99815
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    But… it’s going to be on Comedy Central.

    #99816
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Also: HURRAH!

    #99817
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    It’s not Fox responsible for Futurama’s return – it’s Comedy Central.

    Some American shows are shown in two blocks though, half of the episodes one half of the year and half of the episodes the next. I?m certain My Name Is Earl and South Park are aired that way.

    This isn’t the case anymore for Earl, which has been cancelled.

    #99822

    Sweet something of somewhere!

    #99825
    si
    Participant

    Lovely.

    #99841
    J_Spaced
    Participant

    I’ll take EIGHT!

    #99845
    JamesTC
    Participant

    >This isn?t the case anymore for Earl, which has been cancelled.

    And it is possibly getting picked up by cable network TNT or other cable network TNS.

    #99860
    pfm
    Participant

    Who gives a fuck. The DVDs were shit, weren’t they? That’s the impression I got, even though I’ve not seen them.

    #99863
    littlesmegger
    Participant

    I adore Futurama, and the straight to DVD films were very good, and have obviously sold well enough to generate 2 new seasons. I think Bender’s Big Score was one of the best stories the programme has ever told personally.

    I knew it would come back properly at some point and give the now stale Simpsons a run for its money.

    #99866
    Mr Flibble
    Participant

    It?s not Fox responsible for Futurama?s return – it?s Comedy Central.

    It’s kind of Fox’s fault too, as they make shitloads from the DVD.

    This is however, excellent news.

    It is two seasons of 13 BTW.

    #99867
    JamesTC
    Participant

    Well it is still more than when the films were being brought out, we had 1 film every 4 months if I remeber.

    #99900
    Dave
    Participant

    >Who gives a fuck. The DVDs were shit, weren?t they? That?s the impression I got, even though I?ve not seen them.

    Get a grip.

    #99926

    > I knew it would come back properly at some point and give the now stale Simpsons a run for its money.

    Actually I think lately the Simpsons has been really good again. The one where Skinner takes the idiots of the school to Capital City was great.
    “It’s time for me to do something I should’ve done as a principal a long time ago – something!”

    #101236
    Ridley
    Participant

    Anyone else heard this?

    If anyone needs me, I?ll be in the Angry Dome

    #101237
    Andrew
    Participant

    It’s a power play, part of the negotiations. I don’t buy them carrying on an already-once-cancelled, edge-of-financial-success show without the voice cast; they’d rather just dump it.

    Same thing happened with The Simpsons a few years back. “Anyone can play Homer” became the headline…just so all parties knew hardball was being played on the financial deal.

    #101238
    JamesTC
    Participant

    Oh well, I will still watch it, the main strength is in the writing but the characters just won’t seem like themselves without the original cast.

    #101239
    JamesTC
    Participant

    Which thinking about it leads me to wonder why they don’t make a new show but set in the same universe, sort of like a spin-off. The New Adventures of Hypno Toad and Friends.

    #101241
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    a friend of mine who happens to be a voice actor was very hurriedly asked to record auditions for Kiff, Zapp, Fry and Zoidberg last night.

    #101244
    si
    Participant

    *disappointed groan*

    #101246
    pfm
    Participant

    Even if they audition people for real it doesn’t mean they won’t negotiate again with the original cast. West has been a bit of a dick in the past, it seems, in terms of kicking up a fuss about money and rights. Whatever, they might as well end the show if they lose him and the others. Fans will just boycott/hate the new episodes without them. Money will be lost, maybe even lives.

    #101255
    pfm
    Participant

    Apparently this could all be a big joke/setup for what’s gonna happen at the Futurama Comic Con panel. Apparently… The cast are slated to appear and it’s supposed to be a ‘showdown’ deciding whether the show will be renewed or not. Sounds mental.

    #101256
    JamesTC
    Participant

    Well as long as David X Coen is still there doing commentaries I will still buy the DVDs.

    #101329
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    That’s a rumour, monkey. And I put more stock in news than I do in rumours. That’s why I don’t read the Sun.

    #101332
    Danny Stephenson
    Keymaster

    You can read the sun?, you’re not even meant to look at it!

    #101343
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    #101455
    Squeaky Gibson
    Participant

    Fingers crossed this was just a stunt, as Futurama with out the original voices would be like robbie rocket pants, with out the rockets

    #101457
    Phil
    Participant

    Robbie Pants? I went to school with him.

    #101465
    peas_and_corn
    Participant

    I went to school with the Hamburglar. We’d keep asking him why hamburgers don’t have ham in them, and he’d get confused.

    #101484
    Carlito
    Participant

    It’s beef doing all the legwork, pork getting all the credit.

    But pork and lamb, they’re the main two chops, aren’t they? Beef gets a burger, doesn’t get a chop. I don’t make the rules up, do I?

    #101490
    Dave
    Participant

    Now I feel sorry for ham.

    #101513
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    Ham Doctor.

    #101716
    Andrew
    Participant
    #101719
    JamesTC
    Participant

    Fuck yes. I was fucking sick of hearing twats going “I’m not going to watch it” when they obviously would if they are posting on a futurama fan site.

    #101720
    JamesTC
    Participant

    Wait I read the next story and it says they are making a Futurama feature film, when was this announced?

    #101723
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    People say “I won’t watch it!” on Outpost Gallifrey all the time. Then they watch the show.

    #101724
    Carlito
    Participant

    More importantly… according to AICN, the new “Seinfeld reunion” season of Curb Your Enthusiasm starts Sept 20. Good stuff.

    #109120
    Ridley
    Participant
    #109123
    Squeaky Gibson
    Participant

    *wipes tear from eye* it’s about time. the movies were nice, but can’t wait for the (hopefully) old style shows.

    #109208
    Ridley
    Participant
    #109466
    karcreat
    Participant

    This is GREAT News…but ONLY if they retain the original voice actors…should ‘impressionists’ be called in, I won’t have the slightest interest…

    Still, hopeful it will be EXCELLENT!

    -K

    #109471
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    karcreat there, posting from eleven months ago.

    #109483
    karcreat
    Participant

    Ben there…posting the usual hate filled drivel from two minutes ago…

    Yeah, that comment RE my comment TRULY was needed, wasn’t it, Captain Hatred?

    Stay tuned, I have no doubt he will post more again VERY soon…

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