Good news, everyone! Futurama is coming to SyFy.
The cable network today announced that it has acquired Matt Groening and David X. Cohen’s cult-favorite animated series from Twentieth Television in a multi-year, non-exclusive deal that includes all 140 HD episodes of the series.
Futurama will make its debut on SyFy on Saturday, November 11th. It will then air Mondays and Tuesdays from 8 p.m. - 2 a.m. ET and on Saturday mornings from 8-11 a.m. ET.
“We’re continuing to invest heavily to give our passionate fans the very best in genre programming, and I can think of no better addition to SyFy’s lineup than one of my personal favorites, Futurama,” said Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment in a statement.
Futurama originally aired on Fox from 1999-2003. The show was resurrected in 2007 in the form of four direct-to-DVD movies that were cut into 30-minute episodes to air on Comedy Central. The movies were successful enough for Comedy Central to order new seasons of the series, which began airing in June 2010.
Futurama is the recipient of six Emmy Awards, including two for Outstanding Animated Program, as well as seven Annie Awards, two Environmental Media Awards and two Writers Guild of America Awards.
Futurama made a return in a new form in 2017 with the mobile video game Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow. The game, developed by TinyCo, features brand new animation, returning original voice cast, and a story that plays out like an episode of Futurama.
In addition, just last month the cast of Futurama reunited to record a brand new episode in the form of a radio drama. Titled “Radiorama,” the episode was released as a podcast guest-starring Chris Hardwick as the villain Klaxon.
Fans of Futurama were heartbroken when the original episodes of the series exited the Netflix streaming service library of titles, though newer episodes remain. Those older episodes found a new home on Hulu as part of an overall deal for Fox animated comedies, including American Dad!, The Cleveland Show, and Bob’s Burgers.