Lauren Tom voiced Amy Wong, and Tress Mac Neille voices Mom and various other characters.

Futurama also aired in reruns on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim from 2002 to 2007, until the network's contract expired.

It was revived in 2007 as four direct-to-video films; the last of which was released in early 2009.

When they pitched the series to Fox in April 1998, Groening and Cohen had composed many characters and story lines; Groening claimed they had gone "overboard" in their discussions. Immediately after, however, Fox feared the themes of the show were not suitable for the network and Groening and Fox executives argued over whether the network would have any creative input into the show.

Groening explains, "When they tried to give me notes on Futurama, I just said: 'No, we're going to do this just the way we did Simpsons.' And they said, 'Well, we don't do business that way anymore.' And I said, 'Oh, well, that's the only way I do business.'" Groening and Cohen served as executive producers and showrunners during the show's entire run, and also functioned as creative consultants.

Futurama is an American animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company.

The series follows the adventures of a late-20th-century New York City pizza delivery boy, Philip J.Fox expressed a strong desire in the mid-1990s for Matt Groening to create a new series, and he began conceiving Futurama during this period. Cohen, then a writer and producer for The Simpsons, to assist in developing the show.The two spent time researching science fiction books, television shows, and films.The show has been nominated for 17 Annie Awards and 12 Emmy Awards, winning seven of the former and six of the latter.It has also been nominated four times for a Writers Guild of America Award, winning two for the episodes "Godfellas" and "The Prisoner of Benda", been nominated for a Nebula Award and has received Environmental Media Awards for episodes "The Problem with Popplers" and "The Futurama Holiday Spectacular".Due to a casting change, West was called back to audition again and was given the role.