The animated show "Futurama" has been sold in broadcast weekend syndication to Tribune’s stations for a debut in the fall of 2011, Twentieth Television has announced.
The show, which first aired on Fox and now is shown in originals on Comedy Central, has been cleared in 30% of the country, with stations such as WPIX-TV in New York and KTLA-TV in Los Angeles signing on. In Chicago, however, where Tribure owns nationally distributed WGN, "Futurama" will be on Weigel Broadcasting’s WCIU.
Tribune said the show will be added to its weekend animation block, which includes "American Dad" and "Family Guy." The show is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television, while Rough Draft Studios contributes animation.
"Futurama" was created by Matt Groening, who also created "The Simpsons."