Comedy Central Launches Facebook 50-Day Countdown to “Futurama” Season Premiere


COMEDY CENTRAL is taking Futurama fans on a 50 day multi-platform journey leading up to the season premiere on Thursday, June 23 at 10 p.m. The “Countdown To ‘Futurama’” launches on Facebook on Wednesday, May 4 — every day for 50 days, the network will release a new piece of exclusive content including preview clips, character designs, episode stills, story boards and much more. For the kick-off, COMEDY CENTRAL will post a sneak peek clip from the season premiere episode. Futurama‘s Facebook page has over 12 million fans and ranks among the Top 5 animated television show pages.

In addition to Facebook, COMEDY CENTRAL will feature the “Countdown To ‘Futurama’” on-air and online, including a daily feature on CC Insider, the COMEDY CENTRAL blog and on mobile with SMS messaging.

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 and a “diverse” new group of friends including Leela (Katey Sagal), a tough but lovely one-eyed alien and Bender (John DiMaggio), a robot who possesses human characteristics and flaws. 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.

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