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Futurama is an American animated science-fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening that origially aired on Fox Broadcasting Company from March 28, 1999 to August 10, 2003 and on Comedy Central from March 23, 2008 to September 4, 2013. The series follows the adventures of slacker Philip J. Fry, who is cryogenically preserved for 1000 years and is revived in the 31st century. Fry finds work at an interplanetary delivery company, working alongside the cyclops Turanga Leela and robot Bender (Bender Bending Rodriguez). The series was envisioned by Groening in the mid-1990s while working on The Simpsons; he brought David X. Cohen in to develop story lines and characters to pitch the show to Fox. Following its initial cancellation by Fox, Futurama began airing reruns on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming block, which lasted from 2003 to 2007. It was revived that year as four direct-to-video films, the last of which was released in early 2009.

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