Comedy Central Kicks off Facebook 50 Day Countdown to ‘Futurama’ Today

Posted by at 10:04 am on May 4, 2011

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.

“Futurama,” created by Matt Groening and developed by Groening and David X. Cohen, is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television, with Rough Draft Studios, Inc. contributing the animation.

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