Comedy Central has canceled hit animated series “Futurama.” The series will stop airing after its seventh season.
This marks the third time the series has been canceled. ”Futurama” first aired on Fox, then had a limited run on DVD.
The show centers around a group of eccentric friends in the 31st century. It was won the Emmy award for Outstanding Animated Program in 2002 and 2011, but lately the show hasn’t been pulling in the ratings like it used to.
“I’m very proud of the upcoming season. If this is indeed the end of ‘Futurama’, it’s a fantastic finish to a good, long run,” Matt Groening, creator of the show, said in a statement.
“Having the opportunity to bring ‘Futurama’ back for 52 episodes over these last four years as been a thrill for all of us at Comedy Central. The upcoming season promises to be the best final season of ‘Futurama’ yet,” added Dave Bernath, Executive VP of Program Strategy at Comedy Central.
Fans of the show will get some special content before the series’ end on CC.com, which will include conceptual artwork for the show, video clips and interviews with the cast.