Comedy Central has decided that it will not renew Futurama for an eighth season. The cable outlet announced the news yesterday.
Comedy Central revived the animated series after it was cancelled by Fox and sales of DVDs and ratings for syndicated repeats showed there was still an audience hungry for more new episodes.
Now, the series will air its final 13 new installments on Comedy Central starting this summer.
“I’m very proud of the upcoming season. If this is indeed the end of Futurama, it’s a fantastic finish to a good, long run,” says creator and executive producer Matt Groening.
“Having the opportunity to bring ‘Futurama’ back for 52 episodes over these last four years has been a thrill for all of us at Comedy Central. The upcoming season promises to be the best final season of ‘Futurama’ yet,” states Dave Bernath, EVP Program Strategy & Multi Programming.