The second show in the history of television to be brought back to life after a cancellation (the other one's Family Guy) Fox announced that 26 new episodes will be produced for Comedy Central. David X. Cohen has stated that the first 13 episodes will air during 2010 as Season 6, and the remaining 13 episodes air during 2011 as Season 7.
Hatched from the mind of The Simpsons creator Matt Groening, Futurama blasts contemporary culture and science fiction alike with an animated comedy barrage. Hapless NYC pizza guy Philip J. Fry
makes a fateful delivery to a cryonics lab on New Year's Eve, 1999 when he's accidentally flash-frozen until the next millennium. Reawakened in 31st century New New York, he finds work at his great-great-etc. grandnephew's Planet Express delivery service. Together with his hedonist robot buddy bender
and cyclopsian love interest Leela, Fry travels to the farthest reaches of the universe. Along the way they discover strange alien life forms, velour-clad lotharios, freaky mutants, intergalactic conspiracies and the disembodied heads of celebrities throughout the ages.
All of the original voice cast will be returning and the new episodes will begin airing on Comedy Central in mid-2010. 20th Century Fox also has the right to sell the episodes to a broadcast network (probably FOX), but they would still run on Comedy Central in repeats.