Good news, everyone. Futurama is returning to TV! But you already knew that, didn’t you? For those who didn’t, the epic sci-fi animated series received a stay of execution from the benevolent Comedy Central, who originally obtained the rights to syndicate the show and air all of the direct-to-DVD movies.
The new series picks up on June 24th, but we’ve got a brand new look at the first episode today. There was a bit of panic for a while on whether or not Comedy Central was willing to pay the original voice cast to return to the show, but that was almost immediately quashed, and they’ll all be returning.
The franchise had moderate success after it’s series of DVD movies, all of which were syndicated on Comedy Central. Much like Family Guy, it seems that the fans just won’t let this show go down. Check out the brand new clip after the jump, and you’ll see that, just like they’ve done in the past, even this scene has a few tongue-in-cheek lines on where they’ve been, and how they are back on the air.
Check out the clip after the jump, and join Bender, Leela, Fry, and the whole gang as they return on Thursday, June 24th, at 10/9C.