After all manner of speculation — from theatrical films to series return to straight to DVD release — confirmation is now in that "Futurama" is indeed coming back in much the same way that "Family Guy" was returned.
From CNN comes this: "There … was speculation that Fox was looking to resurrect the animated series "Futurama," from "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening, on its Sunday lineup the same way that "Family Guy" was brought back last year. The network has an option for new episodes, which currently are being produced for Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim late-night block.
While FOX is the likely home, it is nice to know that between FOX/Cartoon Network, fans will be getting more of the series soon."
But … in an interview at The Onion, "Futurama" creator Matt Groening had this to say: "We’re going to do four (movies), straight to DVD. And as we speak, I’m exchanging e-mails and ideas with David X. Cohen and Ken Keeler, both of whom worked on the show from the very beginning. Right now we’re trying to figure out whether to do a giant epic, or separate crazy movies, or what. But I wager that Bender will be featured prominently."