Futurama has landed at Syfy.
In an off-network deal, Syfy has acquired the rights to all 140 episodes of Matt Groening’s (other) cult classic animated series.
Futurama originally hit the small screen on FOX (also the home of Groening’s other masterpiece, The Simpsons) but was sadly canceled after the first four seasons in 2003 after winning six Emmy awards — including best animated series twice — throughout its duration. After four years of repeats circulating the Adult Swim channel, Comedy Central revived it for another six years from 2007-2013.
The animated comedy series follows a 20th-century pizza delivery guy who wakes up after being frozen for 1,000 years and is taken in by his only sole descendant, an elderly scientist who owns a small cargo delivery service and features voice work from Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Phil LaMarr and Sarah Silverman.
As the newest addition to Syfy’s line up, Futurama is also the first fully animated series to hit the channel. Syfy will debut the series on November 11 for a special weekend stunt, and will continue to air regularly on Tuesdays from 8pm – 2am ET and Saturdays from 8am – 11am ET.
As part of its 25th anniversary revamp, Syfy is adding Futurama to a roster of upcoming new content, including the graphic novel adaptation of Happy! (December 6) and Superman prequel Krypton coming in 2018. They recently gave a series order for an adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s “Nightflyers” novellas and reboot of the 1990s classic Tremors with Kevin Bacon to star. and will continue with their programming staples The Expanse, The Magicians, and Channel Zero.