The only thing that could be more sad than Fry’s dog waiting for him outside in the cold, is the idea of ending Futurama. The series will end with season 7.
It has been confirmed that Comedy Central will not renew Futurama. The series will come to a close on September 4, 2013. There will be 13 final episodes that will air starting on June 19 at 10 p.m EDT. This is the second time the series was cancelled. The first time was in 2003 by FOX after the show had a four-year run following the Simpsons.
Executive producer David X. Cohen and creator Matt Groening seemed unsurprised when speaking with EW, “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”. Cohen continued, “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.”
The Executive Vice President of Programming Dave Bernath, stated that the end of the series was, “the natural end” according to EW. the VP followed with, “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”. Bernath was still grateful to the fans though stating, “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.”
The series creator Matt Groening told EW, “We’re catching our breath and seeing what the fans have to say. The experience of this show has been so much fun from the very beginning to now — everybody is so happy to work on this show — that it’d be a shame if we all went our separate ways… We would love to continue. We have many more stories to tell. But if we don’t, this is a really great way to go out… I think these episodes are the best ones we’ve ever done.”
I leave you with the words of Professor Farnsworth: “I don’t want to live on this planet anymore”.