Ultimately the resurrection of Futurama on DVD, as with Family Guy, has helped bring the show back. Granted, Family Guy returned to Fox and Futurama is on Comedy Central, but Futurama was always a cult show that appealed more to sci-fi buffs and technogeeks than mainstream folks anyway. It has a devout following that has watched the reruns (it has never left the air), bought the DVDs and even snagged the merchandise, and they have undoubtedly picked up new disciples along the way. Being a cable hit is as viable as being a middle tier network show these days, and you’re still potentially reaching millions of viewers. (Futurama averaged over six million when it was canceled.) It’s truly impressive that seven years after it left prime time, Futurama is back on the air.
For those of us who have been awaiting this day, it’s time to celebrate. For those of you who are new to life among the intergalactic Planet Express delivery team, welcome aboard. It’s going to be a wild and funny ride. Again.
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