Bad news, no one! “Futurama” has been picked up for another “season.” I put season in quotes because Comedy Central’s idea of seasons don’t really correspond to anyone else’s. Or logic for that matter. The 26-episode re-up is actually two seasons, but CC must get off on being withholding, as they’re only giving Groening and crew license to say one season. Bastards.
Since its return two years ago, “Futurama” has put up some solid numbers, and its rabid following has also grown thanks to social media campaigns. While the “Futurama” movies had been released to mixed reviews prior to its TV return, the show seems to have been able to recreate it magic of old via the episodic format.
Citing a desire to create “cross-platform synergies” throughout its programming schedule, the renewal is predicated on the addition of a character named “Daniel Tosh” who, in successive 30-second bumpers before and after commercial breaks, will sit the cartoon down and quickly rehash some of the week’s best viral videos.
Nothing in that last paragraph is at all true, but it seemed unsettlingly believable, didn’t it? Watch your backs, viewers. (Deadline)