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'Futurama' voice actors cut fresh deal with Fox

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Five members of the original cast of the Fox animated series Futurama are returning for the series’ reboot, thanks to a deal just sealed with 20th Century Fox TV. Variety is reporting that Katey Sagal, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, Billy West, and John DiMaggio will continue to provide their character voices for 26 new episodes of the animated Matt Groening sci-fi comedy, which will start airing on Comedy Central in 2010. Word of the deal comes less than a month after Fox put out a casting call for replacement actors. In a joint statement issued tonight, Groening and co-producer David X. Cohen said: “We are thrilled to have our incredible cast back. The call has already gone out to the animators to put the mouths back on the characters.”

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