Saturday, June 24, 2006

There is a God...

And it happens to be whoever is the programming director at Comedy Central.

Via Pharyngula, I see that Futurama, the sci-fi comedy cartoon by Simpsons creator Matt Groening, is returning from the dead. In one of history's great crimes, it was cancelled after only a few seasons, but the enormous popularity of the re-runs got the cable channels interested in making new episodes.

Futurama burst onto the scene right about the time that The Simpsons was beginning its slow decline into mediocrity. The brilliance of Futurama led me to believe that all of the good writers had left The Simpsons and went to work on the new show, but if that was true, they unfortunately didn't go back.