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[12/18/07 - 10:44 AM]
Tune in and Space Out! the Series Premiere of 'Futurama' Debuts on Comedy Central(R) Wednesday, January 2 at 8:00 P.M. ET
Plus: "Bender's Big Score," released on DVD this year, will air in first quarter of 2008.

[via press release from Comedy Central]

Tune In and Space Out! The Series Premiere of 'Futurama' Debuts on COMEDY CENTRAL(R) Wednesday, January 2 at 8:00 P.M. ET

COMEDY CENTRAL Will Air All 72 Episodes of 'Futurama' Along With Four World Television Premiere 'Futurama' Movies, Including 'Bender's Big Score' Which is Scheduled to Air in First Quarter of 2008

During Premiere Week, Two Back-To-Back Episodes of 'Futurama' Will Air Wednesday Through Friday from 8:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

After Premiere Week, Episodes Will Air Monday Through Thursday at 9:00 P.M. and Fridays at 9:00 P.M. and 9:30 P.M.

NEW YORK, Dec. 17 -- Greetings, Earthlings! Matt Groening's Emmy Award -winning animated series "Futurama" premieres on COMEDY CENTRAL Wednesday, January 2 at 8:00 p.m.

COMEDY CENTRAL will begin to air all 72 existing episodes of "Futurama" along with four "Futurama" DVD movies, including "Bender's Big Score," "Bender's Game," "The Beast with a Billion Backs" and "Into the Wild Green Yonder." "Bender's Big Score," released on DVD this year, will air in First Quarter of 2008.

"Futurama" focuses on the life of Philip Fry (Billy West), a 25-year-old pizza delivery boy who accidentally freezes himself December 31, 1999 and wakes up 1,000 years later with a fresh start at life - and a "diverse" new group of friends including Turanga LeeLa (Katey Sagal), a tough, but lovely one-eyed alien, and Bender (John DiMaggio), a robot who possesses human characteristics and flaws. The show also features guest stars such as Sarah Silverman, Hank Azaria, Bob Odenkirk, Pamela Anderson, Beatrice Arthur, Lucy Liu, Beck and Coolio.

"Futurama" aired on Fox from 1999 to 2003 and the series consists of 72 episodes. The series was nominated five years in a row and won three Emmys including its award for "Outstanding Animated Program" in 2002.

"Futurama" is produced and distributed by 20th Century Fox Television. The show is created and executive produced by Matt Groening with co-executive producers David X. Cohen, Ken Keeler and Eric Horsted.

COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 91 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of VIACOM Inc.'s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks. COMEDY CENTRAL's Internet address is http://www.comedycentral.com . For up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs visit Press Central, COMEDY CENTRAL's press Web site at http://www.comedycentral.com/press .

MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. MTV Networks, with more than 140 channels worldwide, owns and operates the following television programming services - MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, VH1, mtvU, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN/THE N, VH1 CLASSIC, MTVN INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services, all of these networks trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and its more than 300 interactive properties worldwide, including online, broadband, wireless and interactive television services and also has licensing agreements, joint ventures and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.

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SOURCE COMEDY CENTRAL
http://www.comedycentral.com





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