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Futurama creator: We want to go on
Matt Groening is hoping to keep Futurama going after Comedy Central axed it
Futurama creator Matt Groening is hoping that it's not quite the end of the show just yet.
While Comedy Central has chosen not to renew the space-age sci-fi animated series for an eighth season, Matt - who also created The Simpsons - has revealed that he may try to find another home for the programme.
"We've been in this situation before and it's tempting when you're doing episodes that are as good or better than anything you've ever done to continue doing it. We're catching our breath and seeing what the fans have to say," he told Entertainment Weekly.
It's the third time that Futurama, which features the voices of Billy West, Katey Sagal and John DiMaggio, has been cancelled. It initially ran for four series on Fox before being cancelled because of low ratings. Comedy Central later revived the programme for four films, and eventually a sixth and seventh season after its popularity soared with Adult Swim reruns.
The last 13 episodes, which make up the second half of season seven, will be shown on US screens on June 19, with the finale set for September 4.
Matt - who developed and produces the show with David X Cohen - continued: "The experience of this show has been so much fun from the very beginning to now - everybody is so happy to work on this show - that it'd be a shame if we all went our separate ways.
"We would love to continue. We have many more stories to tell. But if we don't, this is a really great way to go out. I think these episodes are the best ones we've ever done," he added.
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