Futurama is an animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening and David X. Cohen. It follows the life of Fry, a slacker from the year 1999 who is cryogenically frozen and wakes up in the year 3000. Since its debut in 1999, Futurama has become a cult classic and has had a tumultuous history with cancellations and revivals. So, how many times was Futurama cancelled?
History of Futurama Cancellations
Futurama debuted in 1999 and ran for four successful seasons. However, in 2002, it was cancelled due to low ratings and high production costs. This cancellation was met with much outrage from fans, who launched a massive letter-writing campaign to save the show. Despite their efforts, the show remained cancelled until 2007, when it was revived as four direct-to-DVD movies.
In 2008, Futurama was revived again and ran for two additional seasons. However, in 2013, it was cancelled once more due to low ratings. This time, the cancellation was met with much less outrage, as the show had already had its fair share of cancellations and revivals.
How Many Times Was Futurama Cancelled?
Futurama was cancelled a total of three times. It was initially cancelled in 2002 after four successful seasons. It was revived as four direct-to-DVD movies in 2007, and then revived again for two additional seasons in 2008. Finally, it was cancelled again in 2013.
As a result of its tumultuous history with cancellations and revivals, Futurama has had a total of three cancellations. Despite this, it has remained a cult classic and its fans have been loyal throughout the years.