It was later announced that Comedy Central has finally picked up the show for 26 new episodes that will begin airing in 2010. I wanna know just what took so long, because the last straight-to-DVD movie Futurama: Into the Wold Green Yonder came out in February. But it is true that it has not aired yet on Comedy Central, it is scheduled to do so in September. Futurama creator Matt Groening says, "We’re thrilled Futurama is coming back. We now have only 25,766 episodes to make before we catch up with Bender and Fry in the year 3000." David X. Cohen notes that there was considerable debate among the Futurama writers about how to end the movie (Futurama: Into the Wold Green Yonder), and that Groening himself pushed for the actual conclusion. Not to spoil much if you haven't seen it, the writers sure have to write themselves out of the conclusion to continue episodes.