Good news, everyone! Comedy Central has ordered an additional 26 episodes of Futurama that will air as two seasons in 2012 and 2013. This is the same amount of episodes ordered a couple years ago with the first half airing in 2010 and the other half set to air this summer.
It’s debated whether or not the 26 episode orders are one season, or two, as they are air in 13 episode chunks. If we’re basing things off of 26 episodes, this means Futurama just got renewed for a seventh season. If we’re going off 13 episode splits, it means it just got renewed for its eight and ninth seasons. Then there’s the fact that the four direct-to-dvd movies were split into 16 episodes and referred to officially as season 5. Regardless of technicalities, Futurama is set to be on the air through Summer 2013. Not bad for a once-cancelled show.
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