Drunken robots! Lobster people! A very old man! Watch in terror if you dare as Matt Groening and David X. Cohen 's brilliantly subversive animated sci-fi comedy, " Futurama," returns with 13 all-new half-hour episodes beginning on Thursday, June 23 at 10:00 p.m. on Comedy Cetral.
The all-comedy channel is kicking off the "Futurama" season in style with two new episodes airing back-to-back. Then, beginning on Thursday, June 30, Comedy Central's animated series, "Ugly Americans," premieres its second season at 10:30 p.m., making Thursday nights a one-hour "Thurs-Dimension" animation block.
"Futurama" focuses on the life of Philip Fry (Billy West), a 25-year-old pizza delivery boy who accidentally freezes himself on December 31, 1999 and wakes up 1,000 years later with a fresh start at life at Planet Express, an intergalactic delivery company. There he meets love interest Leela (Katey Sagal), a sexy cyclops with anger management issues, and best friend Bender (John Di Maggio), a beer-powered kleptomaniac robot.
The series aired for five seasons on Fox (1999 to 2003) earning Emmy® nominations each season while winning three times, including "Outstanding Animated Program" in 2002.