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Futurama Four-Part Special Headed To Comedy Central

Emmy Award -winning animated series FUTURAMA has landed at Comedy Central for the premiere of "Bender's Big Score," scheduled to debut as a four-part epic on Sunday, March 23, beginning at 8 p.m.

Starring in their first-ever television epic, Bender, Fry, the Professor, Leela and the rest of the Planet Express crew face the forces of time travel, gold plated Death Stars and alien spammers.

See just how strong the bonds of friendship are when a tattoo on Fryâs butt forces him to flee the future and puts Bender on a manhunt to kill his best friend. With the fabric of space and time tearing apart and the Planet Express held captive, can Bender and Fry reconcile before the universe is destroyed forever?

FUTURAMA focuses on the life of Philip Fry (Billy West), a 25-year-old pizza delivery boy who accidentally freezes himself December 31, 1999 and wakes up 1,000 years later with a fresh start at life. His "diverse" new group of friends includes Turanga LeeLa (Katey Sagal), a tough, but lovely one-eyed alien, and Bender (John DiMaggio), a robot who possesses human characteristics and flaws.

The show also features guest stars such as Sarah Silverman, Hank Azaria, Bob Odenkirk, Pamela Anderson, Beatrice Arthur, Lucy Liu, Beck and Coolio.

FUTURAMA aired on Fox from 1999 to 2003 and the series consists of 72 episodes. It was nominated five consecutive years and won three Emmys, including Outstanding Animated Program in 2002.

FUTURAMA is produced and distributed by 20th Century Fox Television. The show is created and executive produced by Matt Groening with co-executive producers David X. Cohen, Ken Keeler and Eric Horsted.

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