Futurama, which aired on Fox from 1999-2003, and was revived by Comedy Central in 2007, will ends its second run after this summer’s batch of 13 episodes, airing between June 19th and September 4th.
CC produced 52 episodes, bringing the whole series up to 140 (I’m not sure if that includes the four direct-to-DVD movies or not).
There’s a quote from series creator Matt Groening in which he talks about the show maybe continuing, and makes specific reference to it’s success on Netflix: “Perhaps Futurama will return in another form, on the Internet, or as a puppet show in the park. Or maybe as a puppet show in the park on the Internet.” We’d be game for any of the above, and, considering the success the show has found on Netflix, well, you never know. Perhaps this will not be the final bow.”
Netflix, of course, recently brought Arrested Development back from the dead, so it isn’t unprecedented. But then, how many lives can a show have?