“How can a show get canceled this many times, by this many networks?” asks Bender B. Rodriguez (John DiMaggio) in the Futurama season 11 premiere, “The Impossible Stream.” Fortunately, that’s not a question that’s relevant to fans of the sci-fi animated sitcom from Matt Groening and David X. Cohen: Hulu has renewed Futurama for two additional seasons. All the way through season 14? Huzzahs are in order!

Futurama Renewed Again

Zoidberg (Billy West) and Bender (John DiMaggio) share a bucket of dumpster nog in Futurama season 11's "I Know What You Did Next Xmas"
“I Know What You Did Next Xmas” Photos: Matt Groening/Hulu

Futurama is one of the best shows – you know because it’s been canceled two or three times. Originally aired on the Fox Network, Futurama was cancelled after four production seasons (which aired as five seasons). After reruns on Adult Swim proved successful, the show returned for four straight-to-DVD movies. The series was subsequently revived for four seasons at Comedy Central, and then canceled again. 

Ten years later, and after some slight turbulence, the Hulu Futurama revival reunited the main cast of the original series (again). DiMaggio (Bender, various), Billy West (Philip J. Fry, Hubert J. Farnsworth, John Zoidberg, Zapp Brannigan, various), Katey Sagal (Turanga Leela), Lauren Tom (Amy Wong), Phil LaMarr (Hermes Conrad), Tress MacNeille (Mom, various), Maurice LaMarche (Kif Kroker, various), Dawnn Lewis (LaBarbara Conrad), Frank Welker (Nibbler), and David Herman (Scruffy Scruffington) all returned to repirse their roles.

Futurama seasons 13 & 14

Turanga Leela (Katey Sagal) on the PlanEx "Only Good Employee of the Month" plaque.
“Zapp Gets Canceled”

Like Futurama seasons 11 & 12, Futurama seasons 13 & 14 will each be 10 episodes long.

All 10 episodes of Futurama season 11 are currently available for streaming on Hulu, while season 12 is scheduled for release in 2024. You can read our spoiler review of Futurama season 11 here.

What did you think of the eleventh season, meatbags? Will you be streaming in when season 12 arrives on Hulu next year? The Beat is waiting to hear from you! Let us know what you’re thinking in the comment section.


  1. “And as a thank you to all the fans that have stayed by our side through all the day and time changes, all the different networks and all the cancellations, we bring you new seasons of Futurama blocked by a paywall.”

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