Good news everybody! Futurama is back! Bad news everybody! This is the final season for the animated comedy. Uh, again. It was recently announced that Season 7(B) would be the series’ last hurrah on Comedy Central but there’s still hope that Matt Groening’s show will find a new home. In the meantime, there are still 13 unseen episodes to enjoy. Well, 11 after last night’s premiere.
No matter which character he will play, MacFarlane should be a good fit for Futurama’s Season 7, which will be chock full of other guest stars, as well. Notably MacFarlane’s ex-girlfriend and Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke is set to how up in the show’s penultimate episode as a flower stand owner who may have an unlikely romance with Zoidberg. Other guest stars include Larry Bird, George Takei, Adam West and more.
Those looking for a male character who's a beacon of hope, goodwill and high morals can head into theaters this weekend to catch the highly anticipated Man of Steel. Those looking for more of a dark side in their hero (or anti-hero) have only to turn on the television in the coming weeks. We looked over the Summer TV line-up and found that this year's scripted programming has a pretty fantastic selection of bad-boy characters looking primed to cause some trouble.
Comic Con is a little over a month away, which means we're at the point where we should start hearing confirmation on what TV shows will be showcased at the convention. The list for 20th Century Fox TV's series has arrived online and indicates that a number of new series will be featured with panels, as well as How I Met Your Mother, which will make its Comic Con debut in San Diego to promote its final season.
This isn’t the first time Futurama has released some video footage for Season 7B. Several months ago, the network released the first trailer for the series, which highlights satanic rituals and a The Thing spoof. Overall, Fry and the gang look up to plenty of similarly wild shenanigans and hopefully the last few episodes will lesson the cancellation blow.
Futurama may be ending its run fairly soon, but the series will at least be going out with one big guest star. Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke has signed on to appear in an episode of Futurama’s final Season 7B episodes as a potential love interest for the always-smelly Zoidberg—and it may be a match made in 31st Century heaven.
Comedy Central announced today that Futurama will be ending its run, again. The series, which has been picked up and then cancelled several times and has enjoyed renewed success in recent years, will be ending its run on September 4. A decline in the ratings in 2012 is the likeliest culprit.
The first half of Futurama's seventh season ended some time ago, with "31st Century Fox" and "Naturama" airing as the fantastic double bill finale back in August, and finally fans get their first look at footage from the upcoming '7B.' Don't get too excited, no premiere date has been set with the vague 'summer' being the only information provided and that time of year is still a full season way. Like, weather season. Take a look at the trailer for the second half when "The Planet Express Crew Is Back!"
For those of us who don't partake in the Christmas festivities, there are still many great ways to celebrate the winter holidays. And obviously, since there are also many television characters who are also on the outside looking in when it comes to Santa, stockings and trees, not to mention the whole birth of Jesus thing, the small screen offers plenty of plot lines that don't involve chestnuts roasting on an open fire and celebrate, well, a wide range of festivities
The thirteen episodes included in this set are better as a bunch than the last two DVD volumes, which comprised the whole of the sixth season. This DVD is actually the first half of the seventh season, the second half of which will start playing in 2013. Beyond the prospect of a fistful of cash, I can’t understand the motivations behind this clumsy decision. But maybe I’m just meant to shut my mouth and watch the show non-conspiratorially.
PBS' Jim Lehrer took some heat for his moderating techniques during last week's 2012 Presidential Debate. Perhaps ABC News' Martha Raddatz will do better at keeping things on track during tonight's Vice Presidential Debate. With that debate set to take place tonight and the next Presidential debate set to take place next week, we got to thinking about some TV characters who might make good moderators.
"Naturama" is another of Futurama's triptych episodes, which, to be completely honest, are not my cup of episodes, and last night's second installment joins "Anthology of Interest" and "Anthology of Interest II" as well as "Reincarnation" as the fourth time the series has split the story into three vignettes. Trying to riff on the "Treehouse of Horrors" tradition at their sister show The Simpsons, the "Anthology of Interests" didn't stick around but the triptych device returned last season with the visual feast that was "Reincarnation."
Season 7A of Futurama ended just as it began, with back to back episodes and now the Comedy Central animated series won't return for, well, at least a few months. Bad news everybody! Okay, now back to the good news, those aforementioned two installments of the animated comedy that aired as part of the midseason finale last night including Episode 12, "31st Century Fox" and Episode 13, "Naturama."
The production codes seem to indicate that “31st Century Fox” was supposed to be the episode to air last night and yet we saw "Viva Mars Vegas" instead. I'm not sure why they made the switch but the special 'hand and tentacle made' opening sequence for "Vegas" would have been a nice way to kick off Comedy Central's midseason finale next week. Oh well, I guess the simple, computer generated titles will have to do for Futurama's back to back episode closer, sorry, hiatus, while audiences get the special treat early. "Viva Mars Vegas!"
"Near-Death Wish" had (un)surprisingly little to do with Charles Bronson rape-revenge thriller from the 70s but it did return us to the world visited in "A Clone of My Own," an episode that, being the tenth of Season 2, happened to air in one year and ten days after The Matrix was released. Just in case you were wondering. Oh, and Bismuth is not only number 83 on the periodic table of the elements but also a pentavalent poor metal and, even if slightly radioactive, is the highest atomic mass element that is stable. Now that we're all caught up let's check in at The Clippie Awards!