So, today is the day we'll know whether Futurama gets a time slot in the 2003/2004 season. Time to recap what happened since production was put on hiatus in February 2002:
All together, the logic thing to do for 2003/2004 seems to be replacing Futurama with a British-made Japan-style humiliation game show featuring elderly people in wheelchairs playing a game of chicken. I mean, instead of promoting Futurama and getting it a stable and more audience suitable time slot.
- Our petition reaches the 6 digit realm within 2 months.
- FOX keeps pre-empting Futurama, ending season 4 after no more than 12 episodes.
- Futurama's Roswell that Ends well is nominated for the Emmy and wins it, too.
- Season 2 DVDs are released in Europe - a huge success.
- The Animation Writing Award goes to Futurama producer/writer Patric Verrone.
- Futurama McSeason 5 starts and only gets to show 8 episodes in the traditional season time.
- Futurama gets two Annie nominations and wins one for director Rich Moore.
- Cartoon Network starts airing Futurama late the evening - with huge success for the station.
- Futurama Executive Producer gets a Writers Guild of America Award nomination and beats KotH and 3 Simpsons episodes to it.
- Our petition is handed in: 130,000 fan signatures - no reaction by FOX.
- Season 1 is dispatched on DVD in the USA - and about everyone gives it great reviews (scifi.com as the latest).
- gotfuturama's daily access and visitor numbers more than doubled in this time period.