Futurama's Cancellation May Only Be Temporary, Here's Why

It’s Christmas time, when wishes turn into presents and bad moods usually get swept beneath a pine needle-covered rug. And while there are many, many things that we hope are in Santa’s metaphorical bag of goodies, getting Futurama back on the air would be the best good news ever, everyone. And according to the show’s stars, there’s still a chance that the hilarity may continue one day. Get your letters to Robot Santa and Kwanzaabot written ASAP.

Star Katey Sagal, who voiced the one-eyed badass Leela, recently spoke with Zap2It and said that the series’ fervent fanbase could play a big part in getting it revived somewhere. (ANYWHERE!) Here’s how she put it.

I find that show is so fan-driven that it makes sense that somebody should pick it up…[The cast] would totally be on board and I wouldn’t be surprised, you know? It’s a show that always kind of shows up again.”

Of course, fans have been clamoring for Futurama to find a new home ever since it was cancelled by Comedy Central prior to its elongated Season 7. But the recent crossover episode between The Simpsons and Futurama added more fuel to the fire, reminding fans just how much better our lives are when Fry is being ignorant and Bender is trying to murder things.

Speaking of Bender, voice actor John DiMaggio was even more confident about returning. Here’s how he explained things to Zap2It.

The last episode ended the way it did and totally left the door open for more things to happen. Whether it comes back to network television or goes to something like Netflix or something like that, who’s to say? All I know is that the cast would be ready to do it at the drop of a hat.”

Back when Comedy Central decided to bring Futurama back to the world in 2008, it was still something of a rarity for a series to be revived instead of just getting a needless remake. (Not that Futurama is remake-friendly.) But now it seems like almost every well-known cancelled series has at least a decent shot of being brought back by another outlet. Netflix brought Arrested Development back and is doing the same for Longmire. Yahoo! picked up Community for Season 6. And that’s not to mention the networks that pick up other networks’ old shows.

Of course, just having the stars say that they’re interested in returning is far from having a network exec officially ordering another season of Futurama, but I’d like to think that crossover episode will play a big part in the decision-making. Write some letters! Send some emails! See more butts!

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Nick Venable
Assistant Managing Editor

Nick is a Cajun Country native, and is often asked why he doesn't sound like that's the case. His love for his wife and daughters is almost equaled by his love of gasp-for-breath laughter and gasp-for-breath horror. A lifetime spent in the vicinity of a television screen led to his current dream job, as well as his knowledge of too many TV themes and ad jingles.