Matt Groening gave an interview to the Financial Times in which he talks about the fate of Futurama and the Simpsons:
But Groening is unhappy about Fox's handling of Futurama, his animated science fiction show. [...]
While Fox is showing this season of the series, it has refused to order another, blaming slipping ratings. [...]
"They haven't really supported it. I think it's a worthy companion to The Simpsons and we're really proud of it. But Fox gave it a bad slot and zero promotion for the last three years."
However, he is determined to prove Fox wrong about Futurama, and he is not alone in his campaign for the programme. An internet petition - not organised by Groening - has already collected 105,000 signatures of fans who want to save the series.
Read the full article at FT.
PS: We are at 112,469 signatures in our petition right now and thanks go to Richard S for pointing me to the article.