In easily the best entertainment news of the year, 20th Century Fox and Matt Groening have reached an agreement to create at least 13 new episodes of Futurama. The episodes will air in 2008 on Comedy Central (who recently acquired the rights to air all 72 previous Futurama episodes after its run ends on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim).
Futurama now joins Family Guy as the second brought-back-to-life cartoon that Fox (at one time) cancelled. Good move Fox, way to recognize good things when you have them. Or wait, just keep pre-empting those shows with football. That makes more sense.