January 4th, 2006


Sweet Zombie Jesus!

Talks have begun at 20th Century Fox TV to revive the animated TV show Futurama, much in the same way Family Guy found new life after cancellation, Variety reported.

The studio is in early discussions to put Futurama back in production and create a limited number of episodes of the Emmy Award-winning show, although it's too soon to tell where those episodes might end up. A representative for 20th Century Fox TV declined comment to Variety.

The final original episode of Futurama aired on Fox in August 2003. Since then, the show has found new life and fans via DVD releases and repeatedly high-rated airings on the Cartoon Network.

This would be awesome. And since The Simpsons has pretty much become an empty shell of what it once was, robotically repeating the same "Marge is angry at Homer until he does something nice" plot every week for the past five years, with breaks only for the occasional "Lisa is angry at Bart until he does something nice" episode, Matt Groening should focus all his energy on the new Futurama and let The Simpsons continue on autopilot for another sixteen years.

Oh, and they should bring back Welshie.