"Futurama" gets canceled, again

Fox first axed the comedy in 2003, before Comedy Central picked it up in 2008

By Prachi Gupta

Published April 22, 2013 9:14PM (EDT)

     (Futurama, Comedy Central)
(Futurama, Comedy Central)

After seven seasons, "Futurama" is coming to an end -- again.

Matt Groening's animated comedy originally aired on Fox from 1999 to 2003, before it was canceled. Comedy Central then picked it up in 2008, but has not renewed the show.

From the L.A. Times:

Comedy Central announced on Monday that the long-running animated comedy will come to a close at the end of its seventh season on Sept. 4.

The 13-episode final season premieres June 19 and will feature guest voices from Larry Bird, Sarah Silverman, George Takei, Adam West, Burt Ward and the man behind Homer Simpson, Dan Castellaneta.

But show creator Matt Groening implied that the show might return: "I'm very proud of the upcoming season. If this is indeed the end of 'Futurama,' it's a fantastic finish to a good, long run," he said.

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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