Collider is reporting that Futurama is coming back. And this time it’s not going to be Direct to DVD movies but as a whole new series on Comedy Central.

This is definitely intriguing news (if very early. The way animation works, even if Futurama is coming back we’re not going to see it for a year or more), but is it good news? It depends on what you think of the Futurama movies; I’m not on the wildly enthusiastic side of that particular fence. That said, maybe the half hour episode format is what this show really needs to keep it focused and joke-filled.

At any rate, even mediocre Futurama is better than most other comedies on TV, but here’s hoping that if it comes back it comes back at the top of its game.