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Entire 'Futurama' voice cast agrees to return



If you were among the uber-geeks trembling that Comedy Central's revival of Futurama wouldn't feature the same voice cast, breathe easy; Variety says all five stars are returning. Sweet zombie Jesus be praised!

John DiMaggio, Billy West, Katey Sagal, Maurice LaMarche and Tress MacNeille reportedly signed a deal on Friday with 20th Century Fox TV to return. That means the casting call to replace the quintet won't be needed.

"We are thrilled to have our incredible cast back," creators Matt Groening and David X. Cohen said in a statement. "The call has already gone out to the animators to put the mouths back on the characters."

We're jaded enough at The Juice* to realize the casting call was likely a ploy to get these guys to agree to whatever deal they ended up signing, but we're also big enough fans of Planet Express to not really care, and set our DVRs to Comedy Central in 2010. C'est la vie.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:49am]


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