after being canceled by the [late] fox executives, the show is returning with this awesome new epic movie (which will be later chopped into 4 episodes and aired on comedy central, kicking off an entirely new season on their new network).
After the show got a green light, Cohen assembled the geekiest writing staff television had ever seen: one MA in math, one MA in computer science, one MA in philosophy, one PhD in chemistry, one PhD in applied math, and some normals to balance things out. “I went from Home Improvement, where people earnestly pitched jokes about farting and table saws, to a place where there were discussions about nanophysics and string theory and quantum mechanics,” writer Eric Horsted says. “I could only follow the conversation for a few minutes before my brain would start sweating and I’d have to reach for a copy of People.”
check out this awesome 4-page article and interview with the creators and writers of futurama, matt groening and david x. cohen.