50 Days of Futurama

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Com­edy Cen­tral is tak­ing “Futu­rama” fans on a 50 day multi-platform jour­ney lead­ing up to the series’ sev­enth sea­son pre­miere on Wednes­day, June 20 at 10:00 p.m.  The “Count­down To ‘Futu­rama’” launches on Face­book on Tues­day, May 1 and for 50 con­sec­u­tive days  will pro­vide fans with exclu­sive con­tent includ­ing pre­view clips, char­ac­ter designs, episode stills, story boards and more each day.  For the count­down kick-off, Com­edy Cen­tral will post a sneak peek clip from the sea­son pre­miere episode, “The Bots and the Bees.”  “Futurama’s” Face­book page has over 20 mil­lion fans and ranks among the top five ani­mated tele­vi­sion show pages.

Begin­ning on Mon­day, May 7, CC Dig­i­tal will fea­ture the first of seven weekly pod­casts, which will include a week’s worth of “Count­down To ‘Futu­rama’” con­tent. Hosted by Exec­u­tive Pro­ducer David X. Cohen, who will be joined by a rotat­ing cast of other “Futu­rama” writ­ers and pro­duc­ers, this all-new fea­ture will pro­vide view­ers with inside com­men­tary on each piece of exclu­sive con­tent along with a first look at images from upcom­ing episodes, as well as char­ac­ter designs, stills, sto­ry­boards and con­cept sketches. The “Futu­rama” weekly pod­casts will only be avail­able on iTunes.

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