Today, Comedy Central announced that Matt Groening’s other cartoon, ‘Futurama’ will return to television in 2008 with a minimum of 13 new episodes.
I’ve been deeply missing Futurama, and can’t wait for some new episodes.
And the bad news? JumpTheShark.com has jumped the shark: one of the coolest and geekiest TV sites is now owned by TV Guide’s parent corp, Gemstar. Oh, the inanity:
As part of the Gemstar deal, Jon Hein, founder of Jump the Shark Inc., will show up on TVGuide.com, TV Guide magazine and the TV Guide Channel.
"We believe Jump the Shark will be a valuable addition to our repertoire of entertainment content," Gemstar-TV Guide Senior VP Sanjay Reddy said in a statement. Hein did him one better with: "Gemstar-TV Guide was a natural fit for Jump the Shark and I'm excited to expand and enhance the brand with the leader on all things television."
I hope Hein got a good price for his soul.