Tune In and Space Out! The Series Premiere of 'Futurama' Debuts on COMEDY CENTRAL(R) Wednesday, January 2 at 8:00 P.M. ET COMEDY CENTRAL Will Air All 72 Episodes of 'Futurama' Along With Four World

Television Premiere 'Futurama' Movies, Including 'Bender's Big Score' Which

is Scheduled to Air in First Quarter of 2008

During Premiere Week, Two Back-To-Back Episodes of 'Futurama' Will Air

Wednesday Through Friday from 8:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

After Premiere Week, Episodes Will Air Monday Through Thursday at 9:00 P.M.

and Fridays at 9:00 P.M. and 9:30 P.M.

    NEW YORK, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Greetings, Earthlings! Matt
 Groening's Emmy Award -winning animated series "Futurama" premieres on
 COMEDY CENTRAL Wednesday, January 2 at 8:00 p.m.
     COMEDY CENTRAL will begin to air all 72 existing episodes of "Futurama"
 along with four "Futurama" DVD movies, including "Bender's Big Score,"
 "Bender's Game," "The Beast with a Billion Backs" and "Into the Wild Green
 Yonder." "Bender's Big Score," released on DVD this year, will air in First
 Quarter of 2008.
     "Futurama" focuses on the life of Philip Fry (Billy West), a
 25-year-old pizza delivery boy who accidentally freezes himself December
 31, 1999 and wakes up 1,000 years later with a fresh start at life - and a
 "diverse" new group of friends including Turanga LeeLa (Katey Sagal), a
 tough, but lovely one-eyed alien, and Bender (John DiMaggio), a robot who
 possesses human characteristics and flaws. The show also features guest
 stars such as Sarah Silverman, Hank Azaria, Bob Odenkirk, Pamela Anderson,
 Beatrice Arthur, Lucy Liu, Beck and Coolio.
     "Futurama" aired on Fox from 1999 to 2003 and the series consists of 72
 episodes. The series was nominated five years in a row and won three Emmys
 including its award for "Outstanding Animated Program" in 2002.
     "Futurama" is produced and distributed by 20th Century Fox Television.
 The show is created and executive produced by Matt Groening with
 co-executive producers David X. Cohen, Ken Keeler and Eric Horsted.
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 world's leading creators of programming and content across all media
 platforms. MTV Networks, with more than 140 channels worldwide, owns and
 operates the following television programming services - MTV: MUSIC
 DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services, all of
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 and interactive television services and also has licensing agreements,
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