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[08/29/13 - 07:33 AM]
"Futurama" Series Finale Blasts Off with "Futurama Live!"
Chris Hardwick will host the pre- and post-shows surrounding Wednesday's series finale on Comedy Central.

[via press release from Comedy Central]

"FUTURAMA" SERIES FINALE BLASTS OFF WITH "FUTURAMA LIVE!" A PRE- AND POST-SHOW LIVE-STREAM CHAT WITH SERIES CREATOR MATT GROENING AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER DAVID X. COHEN ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 AT 9:30 P.M. EST/PST

Comedian Chris Hardwick Moderates

Includes Cast Members Billy West, Maurice LaMarche, Phil LaMarr and Lauren Tom Writer Patric M. Verrone and Animator Pete Avanzino

Series Finale "Meanwhile" Airs September 4 at 10:00 p.m. EST/PST

NEW YORK, August 29, 2013 - Concluding news, everyone! To mark the series finale, COMEDY CENTRAL will live-stream a pre- and post-show chat with series creator Matt Groening and Executive Producer David X. Cohen on Wednesday, September 4 at 9:30pm EST / 6:30pm PST. Joining Matt and David for the first of two half-hours of conversation will be moderator Chris Hardwick (Nerdist) and cast members Billy West, Maurice LaMarche, Phil LaMarr, and Lauren Tom. Immediately following the series finale, the second discussion begins at 10:30 p.m. EST / 7:30pm PST with Co-Executive Producer Patric M. Verrone and Supervising Director Peter Avanzino joining the group for a lively exchange with reactions to the series conclusion. The series Producers, Writers, and Cast will discuss behind-the-scenes details, answer fan submitted questions, and laugh it up together one last time.

"Futurama Live!" will stream on COMEDY CENTRAL'S "Futurama" page, Nerdist's YouTube Channel and is available for anyone to embed. Fans can submit questions and links to artwork to @ComedyCentral on Twitter.

First airing on FOX from 1999-2003, "Futurama" was brought back in 2007 with four direct-to-DVD movies that subsequently aired as 30-minute episodes on COMEDY CENTRAL. Based on their success, COMEDY CENTRAL ordered new seasons of the series, which made a triumphant return to television in June 2010. Over the course of its storied run, "Futurama" has earned six Emmy(R) Awards including two Outstanding Animated Program, seven Annie Awards, two Environmental Media Awards and two Writer's Guild of America Awards.

Chris Hardwick is a stand-up comedian, writer, television personality and Founder of Nerdist Industries. His new late-night show on Comedy Central, "@Midnight" (title tbd) will premiere in October 2013. He can be heard and seen as the host of the incredibly popular Nerdist Podcast, AMC's "The Talking Dead" and "Talking Bad," and the Nerdist YouTube Channel.

"Futurama," created by Matt Groening, developed by Matt Groening and David X. Cohen, is produced by The Curiosity Company in association with 20th Century Fox Television.

20th Century Fox Television, a division of News Corp, is a leading supplier of entertainment content domestically and around the world.

Nerdist Industries is a multi-platform creator of genre and popular culture content. Its online presence includes a website at Nerdist.com, a premium YouTube channel (youtube.com/nerdist), Nerdist News daily e-newsletters, 2 million Twitter followers, and a Podcast Network including the flagship Nerdist Podcast, also produced as a TV show on BBC America. Nerdist also hosts live events around the country such as The Nerdist Podcast Live! and Course of the Force, an annual lightsaber relay in partnership with Lucasfilm LTD and Octagon which leads up to San Diego Comic-Con International.

Available on-air, online and on-the-go, COMEDY CENTRAL (www.cc.com) is the #1 brand in comedy and is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIAB).





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