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No New Series of Futurama 176

Nikoth writes "It seems that Billy West got it wrong when he announced that there are 26 new episodes of Futurama on the way, and instead there will only be the 4 movies as planned. "
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No New Series of Futurama

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 20, 2006 @10:49AM (#14956567)
    F*** you, Fox Network!
  • Well... (Score:5, Insightful)

    by GundamFan ( 848341 ) on Monday March 20, 2006 @10:51AM (#14956585)
    How hard is it to understand that Fox makes a habit of canceling good shows (or prempting them every week) and holding there rights in limbo and then puting on unwatchable trash.

    The return of Famly Guy was a sign, we can vote with our wallets here we don't need to stand for being told what we like anymore.

  • Re:Well... (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Zenaku ( 821866 ) on Monday March 20, 2006 @11:13AM (#14956747)
    Uh. . . I'm pretty sure the episodes from before the death-and-resurrection of Family Guy were just as filled with spoofs and references to old TV shows. Maybe you just lost your sense of humor while it was off the air.

    Now if you'll excuse me, it's time for a sexy party.

  • Re:Fill Me In (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Albert71292 ( 877316 ) on Monday March 20, 2006 @12:17PM (#14957271)

    And yet I read this morning on Yahoo News that Fox is renewing the dreck that is "King of the Hill" [] for an 11th season, and that "King of the Hill" has been a subject of frequent pre-emptions for Fox's NFL football coverage, the network has enough fresh episodes for the rest of this season.

    WTF?? That was exactly the reason "Futurama" was cancelled in the first place, because Fox claimed it was getting low ratings. Of course it was getting low ratings, it was always pre-empted by football! Mike Judge must be blowing Rupert Murdock to keep that garbage on the air!

  • by stlhawkeye ( 868951 ) on Monday March 20, 2006 @12:46PM (#14957510) Homepage Journal
    What's it going to take to get them to listen to the fans again?

    Advertising revenue. When you're dealing with the people who watch nerdy niche programming, you're dealing with an uncommonly tech-savvy crowd that owns TiVos, refuses to watch commercials and never pays for anything anyway. You've got a fan base of freeloading music and software and movie pirates. Just look at the ads that run during reruns of Star Trek. It's all penis enlargement and debt relief. It's pretty obvious that this isn't a crowd that has much disposable income to squeeze out of it.

    There's a lot of demand for the 18-35 male population, because it spends a lot of money. But our niche, for whatever reason, is VERY undesirable. The above reasons are probably why.

    Note: I am not suggesting that everything in the first paragraph is TRUE, and certainly not of every single person who watches Futurama. But look at the commercials that run on Spike and during Next Gen rebroadcasts... it's obvious what their advertisers think of us, and they hate us. Hence, you can run Battlestar Galactica at 10:00pm on a Friday and get record numbers of us to tune in - they know we're not doing anything else on Friday night from 10-11 pm.

    Anyway ... there's some assumptions being made about their demographics and those assumptions fuel the types of advertisers they get and thus their revenue off broadcasting. I think some of those assumptions can be borne out, as uncomfortable as that may make some of you.

  • by brianford ( 962398 ) <> on Monday March 20, 2006 @01:14PM (#14957779) Homepage
    I disagree. I actually "wish" the networks would learn that 2-4 seasons of a show is a good goal and would start writing tighter story lines based on not extending a show past it's viable prime. (Simpsons... I'm looking at you!) I actually wrote a post on that looks into the possibilities of this model concerning network TV. You can read it here. []
  • So Sad (Score:3, Insightful)

    by lewp ( 95638 ) on Monday March 20, 2006 @02:59PM (#14958734) Journal
    This is the only show out of the current Adult Swim lineup that I still watch. In a block of programming that, IMHO, jumped the shark a long time ago, Futurama is a shining beacon of comedy with replay value.

    I've seen every episode multiple times, own the DVDs, and I'll still sit down and watch it if it's on when I wander past the television. How the hell King of the Hill remains on television while Futurama can't catch a break is beyond me.
  • by Geoffreyerffoeg ( 729040 ) on Monday March 20, 2006 @06:48PM (#14960576)
    In fact, forget the blackjack! And the hookers! I just want my Futurama!

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