Comedy Central Launches 50 Day Countdown to Futurama on Facebook

That’s right! Every day for 50 days, the network will release a new piece of exclusive content including preview and much more. For the kick-off, Central Comedy embedded a sneak peek clip on Facebook from the season premiere episode.

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Futurama is shooting for the stars on Facebook with over 12 million Futurama fans on a 50 day multi-platform journey that will lead up to the season premiere June 23rd at 10 p.m. The Facebook page will feature preview clips, designs, episodic stills and storyboards.

Every day for 50 days, the network will release a new piece of exclusive content including previews and much more. For the kick-off, Central Comedy embedded a sneak peek clip on Facebook from the season premiere episode. Futurama has a very popular Facebook page with over 12 million fans and ranks among the Top 5 animated television show pages. With this 50-day Facebook promotion, I am sure these numbers will grow.

Along with the Facebook multi-platform, Comedy Central will feature the “Countdown To ‘Futurama'” on-air and online, including a daily feature on CC Insider, the network’s blog and on mobile with SMS messaging.

Futurama focuses on the life of Philip Fry (Billy West), a 25-year-old pizza delivery boy who accidentally freezes himself on December 31, 1999 and wakes up 1,000 years later with a fresh start at life and a “diverse” new group of friends including Leela (Katey Sagal), a tough but lovely one-eyed alien and Bender (John DiMaggio), a robot who possesses human characteristics and flaws. The series aired for five seasons on Fox (1999 to 2003) earning Emmy nominations each season while winning three times, including “Outstanding Animated Program” in 2002.