While we all steel our hearts and wait for the (second) final season of Matt Groening’s Futurama to blast off, Comedy Central offers a little salve for the wound with a new preview clip, which features Amy—inexplicably disguised as a marmoset—being subjected to the advances of a baboon businessman.
The show’s ultimate 13 episodes, the second half of season 7, will begin running with two back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, June 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The emotional series finale is scheduled for September 4, bringing Futurama’s total episodes to 140. In addition to the original voice cast (Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Tress MacNeille, Maurice LaMarche, Lauren Tom, Phil LaMarr and David Herman), this season will welcome guest stars Larry Bird, Dan Castellaneta, Emilia Clark, Sarah Silverman, George Takei, Adam West and Burt Ward.
Comedy Central will be celebrating the final raft of space-faring adventures with bonus content on cc.com, including weekly episode previews, highlights and photo galleries featuring concept artwork from upcoming episodes. The site also hosts clips from the entire library of Futurama episodes and exclusive interviews with the show’s cast, as well as Groening and David X. Cohen, plus a “making of an episode” mini-documentary. And the summer-long “Countdown to Futurama” social networking extravaganza continues on the show’s Facebook page, which boasts over 26 million “Likes,” earning it a top spot among TV pages on the site. The Countdown features new and exclusive daily content, including clips, episode stills, character designs and more. Additionally, the celebration will extend to Comedy Central’s Tumblr, which will offer a “Futurama Fanarama” spotlighting fan tributes to the series and its final season.