'Futurama' coming to Cartoon Network

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  1. AndrewD

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    From cynopsis.com:

    "The Cartoon Network has acquired the cable TV rights to all 72 episodes of Futurama (20th). Futurama will appear on Cartoon starting this January, within their Adult Swim block (10p-1a, Sundays). The five year deal, which is exclusive only to cable, will cost Cartoon in the neighborhood of $10 million."

    The sole airing in Adult Swim is tentative. There is also talk of stripping the show Sunday through Thursday at 10p or 11p. Either way, this is a pretty big acquisition for the network.

    Since this is the exclusive place for syndicated 'Futurama', I wonder how this will affect a possible DVD release here in the States?
     
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    Maybe Toonzone will actually respect the show, giving it a good time slot and allowing us to see episodes we have not yet seen thanks to the great programming scheduling at Fox.
     
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    They said specifically "exclusive only to cable", so Jason is correct that broadcast airing is still wide open
     
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    I would much rather they use Adult Swim for NEW programming (and anime new to the US) only.

    Well, maybe even though these are old reruns, this might actually draw some new viewers to the block...maybe.
     
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    I agree. Please, no "futurama" reruns in adult swim. Something has to replace "The Oblongs" - which in a lot of ways seems a pale, unfunnier retread of Duckman - but surely not futurama reruns.

    (Of course, I'll take "futurama" over a return of the even worse "Baby blues". Still, there needs to be something worthy of Home Movies, Sealab 2021, Harvey Birdman, Aqua Teen, etc., for that 10:30 slot. Futurama reruns sure as hell ain't it.)
     
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    But as for remaining unaired episodes, will they be airing on Fox first?
     
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    Actually, Futurama has almost 30 unaired episodes

    16 this year maybe
     
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    I remember hearing that they had 2 full seasons of Futurama to air, so 16 for the first season sounds right. Then again, what do I know.

    I would love it if CN would move Adult Swim into other nights of the week besides Saturday (which is only anime) and Sunday (which is a bunch of 15 minute shows and a couple of 30 minute shows). If they made Adult Swim into a 2 hour block on every night (or even 2 or 3 nights a week besides the anime one) then I would be dandy.

    I say bring Futurama on!
     
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    http://titantv.com/ttv/home/StoryDet...MA-DC_txt.html
    thats the whole article in case anyone wants to read it.
     
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    Just so long as they don't cancel "Mission Hill" I'm fine with them putting it in their Adult Swim block.
     
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    I'd consider it a welcome addition to the adult swim block in replace of the horribly unfunny Oblongs. Futurama was, IMHO, some of the best on the air cartoon programming in a long while and made me laugh [​IMG] Whereas the Oblongs is just horrible. Futurama would fit right in before Sealab 2021 and after Home Movies..
    I just wish Cartoon Network could dig up old copies of Dr. Katz and original "The Tick" cartoon to put anywhere [​IMG]
     

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