Yes, a cast member from Futurama recently said at an interview with IGN that though it’s a “long shot”, Futurama may return someday, though he hinted that a movie is even more plausible…that’d be sweet,
Really? What commercials? I saw an ad yesterday for the Fox Sunday Night lineup. They showed footage of a rerun of the Simpsons. Then they showed footage of a rerun of KOTH. Then they showed footage of a rerun of Malcolm. Then, at the very end, the announcer said in a hurried tone, “…after an all-new Futurama,” not even mentioning that it was the last episode.
They are? It seems like they hated the show from the beginning. I figured the only reason they put it on to begin with was that Matt Groening demanded it (all conjecture here, but I don’t remember much advertising for it from the start, not to mention the worst time slot available).
What Fox hated about Futurama is that Groening refused to allow Fox to have creative control over the show. The only reason Fox kept the show going was that Groening has provided the network with a cash cow in The Simpsons and they didn’t want Groening to quit. I noticed that the announcement that Futurama being killed was after Fox announced that they were renewing The Simpsons for another season.
FOX also expected, or at least hoped, that the new show would be a Simpsons clone. It wasn’t other than the animation style. I wonder if the executive who signed the OK for Futurama is still working for FOX? I kinda hope he’s the mop boy at an all-night porn shop.
One cool thing about Futurama was that they apparently planned out some of the later episodes very early on. Remember the episode from earlier this season where it was revealed that Nibbler (or was it someone else from Nibbler’s planet?) actually pushed Fry’s chair into the cryogenic chamber in 1999? Well, if you take a copy of the very first episode and freeze frame when Fry’s chair is tipping, you can see Nibbler’s shadow!