Futurama to End After 7 Seasons

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Futurama is coming to an end.

Entertainment Weekly confirms that Comedy Central will not renew the animated series, meaning its run will come to an end with its seventh season finale on September 4.

Futurama Scene

Futurama, of course, was actually canceled already, as Fox pulled the plug after four years in 2003.

But it was revived by Comedy Central after a successful string of reruns on Adult Swim and relaunched in 2007 with a quartet of direct-to-DVD movie that the network eventually ran as a 16-episode fifth season.

The concluding 13-episode seventh season, meanwhile, will kick off on June 19 at 10 p.m. and, by the time it's over, Futurama will have aired an impressive 140 installments.

Says Comedy Central Executive Vice President of Programming, Dave Bernath: “That’s a helluva run that few shows achieve, and especially given the fact that it came back to life, it’s really an amazing story,” he says. “I’m more thankful and feel a sense of gratitude toward the whole process - and that we found a way to keep going for 52 more episodes - than I really am even thinking about the ending. It’s a blessing that it came back and lasted so long.”

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