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The cult favorite animated series Futurama is ending for good next week and to mark the occasion, Comedy Central is hosting a live discussion with creator Matt Groening online before and after the finale.
Comedy Central announced today that Chris Hardwicke, who hosts AMC’s post-Walking Dead show Talking Dead, will chat with Groening (The Simpsons) and executive producer David X. Cohen. The pre-show chat will start online at 9:30 p.m., which will be followed by the finale at 10 p.m. A second discussion will begin back online at 10:30 p.m.
Voice actors Billy West, Maurice LaMarche, Phil LaMarr, and Lauren Tom will join Groening, Cohen and Hardwicke for the pre-show chat, while Co-Executive Producer Patric M. Verrone and Supervising Director Peter Avanzino will take part in the post-finale talk.
The chats will reveal behind-the-scenes anecdotes and their thoughts on ending the beloved sci-fi series.
Comedy Central announced in April that Futurama’s seventh season will be its last. The show first ran on Fox before it was cancelled and then revived for Comedy Central in 2007 after the network began airing reruns.
Futurama won six Primetime Emmys including Outstanding Animated Program in 2002 and 2011.
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