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Wednesday, January 04, 2006

You know, I just can't go to bed without sharing the big movie news of the day.

Futurama is making a comeback! Maybe.

See, Futurama is very much following in the footsteps of Family Guy. Thanks to being on in reruns 3 times a day on 6 different cable channels, plus its strong sales on DVD, Futurama has finally found an audience and is gaining in popularity. When that happened with Family Guy, it came back from a 4-year hiatus to finally pump out new episodes. The rumor has always been, though, that Futurama would come back as a straigh-to-DVD movie.

Well, it was reported today that 20th Century Fox (the makers of Futurama) have begun negotiations to "get the band back together" on Futurama.

But will they be back for a straight-to-DVD movie? No.

They'll be back for a long-delayed fifth season.

Now, of course, this could still all fall apart. They've only just begun negotiations to reunite the entire original creative team. If they can't get the whole team, this won't go forward.

But for now, it's nice to dream.

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