Futurama is an American animated series created by Matt Groening (creator of The Simpsons) and David X. Cohen (a writer for The Simpsons). Set in "New New York" in the year 3000, it was introduced on the Fox Network, originally airing from March 28, 1999 to August 10, 2003. It was revived in 2007 as four direct-to-video films; in 2009, producing studio 20th Century Fox announced that Comedy Central had picked up the show for a run of 26 half-hour episodes, which began airing in 2010.
The series begins with Philip J. Fry, a New York City slacker and pizza delivery boy, who is accidentally cryogenically frozen on New Year's Eve, 1999. He is unfrozen 1000 years later, on 2999-12-31, and finds himself in New New York. Fry's attempt to escape from his now-mandatory job assignment as a delivery boy ends when he is hired at Planet Express, a small intergalactic package delivery company ran by his distantly descended nephew, as a delivery boy. The series covers the adventures of Fry and his colleagues as they travel around the universe making deliveries on behalf of Planet Express.
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