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Comedy Central is an American television station owned by Paramount Global that launched on April 1, 1997. In 2005, the channel signed a deal to air Futurama in syndication beginning in 2008, when Adult Swim's rights expired.[1] The channel first aired the four straight-to-DVD Futurama movies from 2008 to 2009, and later ordered 26 episodes for the 2010-2011 season.[2]

New episodes would debut on the channel until 2013, while reruns remained on the channel until 2021. Comedy Central was notably the first network to air every episode with a TV-14 rating, this maybe due to the fact that the series has drawn a larger demographic targeting teens and adults. Comedy Central would also share the broadcast rights with sister network MTV2, but it ended after an unsuccessful syndicated run.


References

  1. Dempsey, John (10-27-2005) Futurama in Comedy's future via big deal. Variety. Published October 27, 2005. Retrieved July 16, 2022.
  2. Schneider, Michael (6-9-2009) Futurama returns with new episodes- Comedy Central sets sights on mid-2010. Variety. Published June 9, 2009. Retrieved July 16, 2022.
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