Futurama is an American animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Agency. The sequence follows the adventures of a late-Twentieth-century New York Metropolis pizza provide boy, Philip J. Fry, who, after being unwittingly cryogenically frozen for one thousand years, finds employment at Planet Categorical, an interplanetary provide agency throughout the retro-futuristic thirty first century. The sequence was envisioned by Groening throughout the mid-Nineties whereas engaged on The Simpsons; he later launched David X. Cohen aboard to develop storylines and characters to pitch the current to Fox. In america, the sequence aired on Fox from March 28, 1999, to August 10, 2003, sooner than ceasing manufacturing. Futurama moreover aired in reruns on Cartoon Neighborhood’s Grownup Swim from 2003 to 2007, until the neighborhood’s contract expired. It was revived in 2007 as 4 direct-to-video motion pictures; the ultimate of which was launched in early 2009. Comedy Central entered into an settlement with Twentieth Century Fox Television to syndicate the current episodes and air the films as 16 new, half-hour episodes, constituting a fifth season.