'Futurama' Canceled; Comedy Central says Seventh Season is the Last

Futurama is no stranger to being canceled and this time the sci-fi cartoon is saying goodbye to its home at Comedy Central.

According to IGN, the show, which first aired from 1999-2003 on Fox, was picked up by Comedy Central in 2007 as a series of movies aired in 30 min pieces, followed by a 16 episode season from 2008-2009, and then two 26 episodes seasons. The second half of season seven will premier on June 19.

Created by Matt Groening, the sitcom follows the exploits of Fry (Billy West) after he is cryogenically frozen in 1999 only to wake up in the year 2999.

"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," said executive producer David X. Cohen according to EW. "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."

The series will come to an end on Sept. 4 with its 140th episode. The upcoming 13 episodes are slated to feature the voices of Larry Bird, Sarah Silverman, and Star Trek's George Takei, according to HitFix.

Futurama has taken home the Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program twice, and while EW states that the Futurama crew don't have any current offers from other networks, the creators aren't giving up hope that this might not be the end.

"We would love to continue," Groening said reports EW. "We have many more stories to tell. But if we don't, this is a really great way to go out... I think these episodes are the best ones we've ever done."

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