‘Futurama’ Cancelled by Comedy Central

Comedy Central has cancelled the animated series Futurama with plans to air one last season this coming summer. The network, who resurrected the Matt Groening creation back in 2010, has opted not to continue on with the award winning series. Dave Bernath, the executive vice president of original programming, has since issued a statement over the series. “Having the opportunity to bring ‘Futurama’ back for 52 episodes over these last four years has been a thrill for all of us at Comedy Central. The upcoming season promises to be the best final season of ‘Futurama’ yet,” Bernath said.

The final season will include guest stars Sarah Silverman (Wreck-It Ralph), former professional basketball star Larry Bird, George Takei (Supah Ninjas), Burt Ward (Batman) and Dan Castellaneta (The Simpsons). Futurama’s final season will debut on June 19 with a series finale scheduled for September 4. The show’s entire original voice cast will be returning for the final season. “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,” Matt Groening said.

The animation will kick off the Countdown to ‘Futurama’ campaign to bid farewell to loyal fans. In the meantime fans can check out the celebration on Futurama’s Facebook page at the end of April where new clips and footage can be seen. The network has also developed a Tumblr page in honor of the series that will include fan tributes.