Speaking with Vulture at the DGA awards over the weekend, actress Katey Sagal says "Futurama just got ordered again for another season... I don't know if I'm supposed to say that yet. But it just did."
Awesome right? Well hold on a sec. The New York news site did some further exploring and learned that Fox TV, has been quietly talking to the voice actors on the show to make sure they'd be up for more episodes, and Comedy Central has indicated it's interested in keeping the show going.
However, insiders from both camps insist that no formal negotiations have taken place and that no deal is done for a new round of episodes. That could change as long lead times for animation mean they will likely be locked down shortly to ensure a fresh batch of episodes for Summer 2012.
The second half of a previously ordered batch of 26 episodes, what is essentially the show's seventh season, is set to premiere June 23rd on Comedy Central.