Comedy Central has decided not to renew the animated series Futurama, which will air its final episode on Sept. 4, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
The show will conclude its seventh season with 13 episodes that will begin airing on Wednesday, June 19 at 10/9c.
This is the second time Futurama has been canceled. It was first dropped by Fox in 2003 after four seasons, but was picked up by Comedy Central in 2007 after it found a large following through reruns that aired on Adult Swim.
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"I felt like we were already in the bonus round on these last couple of seasons, so I can't say I was devastated by the news," executive producer David X. Cohen told Entertainment Weekly, which first reported the news. "It was what I had expected two years earlier. At this point I keep a suitcase by my office door so I can be cancelled at a moment's notice."
In 2011, Futurama won its second Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program. The latter half of Season 7 will feature guest voice appearances by Larry Bird, Sarah Silverman, George Takei and others.
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