Futurama cancelled for the second time

FuturamaFuturama has been given the axe for the second time.

The animate comedy will not be returning after its seventh season following word from Comedy Central of its cancellation.

The series, which originally ran between 1999 and 2003, was axed by Fox before Comedy Central picked it up and ran new episodes from 2007.

“I felt like we were already in the bonus round on these last couple of seasons, so I can’t say I was devastated by the news,” executive producer David X. Cohen tells EW. “It was what I had expected two years earlier. At this point I keep a suitcase by my office door so I can be cancelled at a moment’s notice.”

Comedy Central’s EVP of Programming Dave Bernath said: “That’s a helluva run that few shows achieve, and especially given the fact that it came back to life, it’s really an amazing story.

“I’m more thankful and feel a sense of gratitude toward the whole process — and that we found a way to keep going for 52 more episodes — than I really am even thinking about the ending. It’s a blessing that it came back and lasted so long.”

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