Echoing the triumphant return of the Family Guy after record-breaking DVD sales, Comedy Central has signed up for a minimum of 13 new episodes of Futurama, airing the new shows sometime in 2008. The most recent rumors were initially started on The Late Late Show when Katey Sagal (the voice of Leela) revealed the show’s return. Since then, the story has been confirmed by John Dimaggio (the voice of Bender) and Billy West (the voice of Fry; scroll down the post by billywest).
I’m quite happy to hear this, as the show was never treated well while on Fox, constantly getting preempted or outright interrupted by football. I wasn’t the biggest fan at first, but the show really grew on me, right around the time it got cancelled, of course. Woo hoo!