Oh no! Rupert Murdoch is Attacking Futurama!

February 12, 2002

gotfuturama.com and Ain't it Cool News are reporting that Fox is cancelling Futurama.

This has been perhaps my favorite television program (ok, with the exception of BotR), but it was always a pain to find it on tv. Maybe if Fox ran it at a time slot that wasn't covered up by the last half hour of NFL games at the beginning of the tv season and ran new episodes on a regular schedule, the audience might have been able to find the show.

Yet, The Simpsons continues on riding its reputation from the first 8 or so seasons and may turn out to still be on the air in the year 3000. Yet Futurama is funnier, subtler and better written than the Simpsons over the same time period.

Also, a Wired interview with Matt Groening from 1999 is interesting.

(via MeFi)

Posted by Andrew Raff at February 12, 2002 02:53 PM