Bad news everyone. Comedy Central has announced that Futurama is not being renewed for an 8th season. The new season which will begin airing on Comedy Central on June 19 will begin the final run of 13 episodes. The finale will air on September 4.
This will be the second time that Futurama has been cancelled. The show first aired from 1999 to 2003 but massive popularity on Adult Swim helped to bring the show back to life in 2007.
The cancellation of Futurama is not a huge surprise given that the ratings have been slipping year after year for the show reaching a low of just 1.7 million viewers per episode for the 2012 season.
While I’m sad to hear that Futurama is not being renewed, I am happy for the time that we have had with the show. This is one of my favorite shows and it’s one that I record every episode of on my DVR. While the shows have declined in popularity as of late, they are still brilliantly funny and are endlessly re-watchable.
In honor of the end of Futurama, I give you my favorite character, Hedonism Bot:
The last season of Futurama premieres on Comedy Central on June 19 at 9:00.