But now it's straight up cancelled!
Ticket holders were sent the following email on Friday:
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Fox must have slapped down the big $$$$$$$$, because the cast of Futurama will be returning for their new 26-episode run on Comedy Central!
Billy West, Katey Sagal, Tress MacNeille, John DiMaggio and Maurice LaMarche have all signed on the dotted line for the new season of the animated series, only after the studio made it known they were looking for voice replacements.
Futurama creators Matt Groening and David X. Cohen have released a statement saying that they are "thrilled" to have the "incredible" original voice cast back on board for the upcoming eps.
As are we!
Can't be greedy in a recession! Cough. Cough. Paula Abdul!