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  • Premiered: 
    March 28, 1999
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  • Network: Fox
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sitcom)
  • Type: Animated
  • Concept: 
    Created by Matt Groening 
  • Subject Matter: Science Fiction
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Plot Synopsis

Based in the year 3000, the show centers around the Planet Express Delivery Company's three employees -- slow-witted Phillip J. Fry who accidentally cryogenically froze himself on New Year's Eve 1999 only to wake up a thousand years later; one-eyed, purple-haired orphan Leela; and an alcoholic/kleptomaniac robot named Bender. The company is run by 160-year old scientist Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth, who happens to be Fry's distant nephew and closest cousin. First airing on FOX from 1999-2003, FUTURAMA was brought back in 2007 with four direct-to-DVD movies that subsequently aired as 30-minute episodes on COMEDY CENTRAL. Based on their success, COMEDY CENTRAL ordered new seasons of the series which made a triumphant return to television in June 2010. FUTURAMA is only the second series in the history of the medium to go back into production based on the strength of its DVD sales and repeat airings on cable. On Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 10pm ET/PT, Comedy Central debuted the second-half of Season 7, the program's final season. Immediately before the one-hour premiere, Comedy Central aired an all-day marathon (10am-10pm ET/PT) of repeat episodes.
On Wednesday, February 9, 2022, Hulu announced the return of FUTURAMA. The order is for 20 new episodes and the series will go into production in February, with a 2023 premiere. The show's returning voice cast includes stars Billy West, Katey Sagal, Tress MacNeille, Maurice LaMarche, Lauren Tom, Phil LaMarr and David Herman.

"I'm thrilled to have another chance to think about the future...or really anything other than the present," said David X. Cohen.

"It's a true honor to announce the triumphant return of FUTURAMA one more time before we get canceled abruptly again," commented Matt Groening.


Other Titles

  • Previously known as Aloha, Mars!
  • Previously known as Doomsville

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by The Curiosity Company
  • In association with 20th Century Fox Television