18 Facts About Futurama


Futurama is an American adult animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening that premiered on Fox on March 28, 1999.

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Futurama received critical acclaim throughout its run and was nominated for 17 Annie Awards, winning nine, and 12 Emmy Awards, winning six.

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Futurama is essentially a workplace sitcom, the plot of which revolves around the Planet Express interplanetary delivery company and its employees, a small group that largely fails to conform to future society.

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Futurama is set in New New York at the turn of the 31st century, in a time filled with technological wonders.

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Name Futurama comes from a pavilion at the 1939 New York World's Fair.

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Futurama is produced by The Curiosity Company and 20th Century Fox Television with the animation being done by Rough Draft Studios.

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Much like the opening sequence in The Simpsons with its chalkboard gags, Lisa's sax solo, and couch gags, Futurama has a distinctive opening sequence featuring minor gags.

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Futurama added that it makes him "feel smart" and adding that Groening's "sense of comedic timing is masterful".

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Since no new Futurama projects were in production at the time of release, the final movie release Into the Wild Green Yonder was designed to stand as the Futurama series finale.

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The Toronto Star confirmed, announcing on their website that the original cast of Futurama signed contracts with Fox to return for 26 more episodes.

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When Futurama aired June 24, 2010, on Comedy Central, it helped the network to its highest-rated night in 2010 and its highest-rated Thursday primetime in the network's history.

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In March 2011, it was announced that Futurama had been renewed for a seventh season, consisting of at least 26 episodes, scheduled to air in 2012 and 2013.

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In October 2017, Syfy announced that they had acquired syndication rights to all 140 episodes of Futurama, adding it to its lineup on November 11, 2017, with a weekend long marathon.

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Futurama was Syfy's first ever American animated series, and eventually became paired with Syfy's TZGZ block of animated original series on Saturday nights.

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Futurama stated "Bender is part of my soul and nothing about this is meant to be disrespectful to the fans or my Futurama family.

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Futurama later revealed that he did not get a raise, "but what I did get was a lot of respect".

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When Futurama was effectively canceled in 2003, it had averaged 6.

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When Comedy Central began negotiating for the rights to air Futurama reruns, Fox suggested that there was a possibility of creating new episodes.

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