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[03/05/08 - 01:34 PM]
It's the Biggest and the Best Time to Tune in and Space Out! Get Ready for the World Television Premiere of the "Futurama" Epic "Bender's Big Score" Debuting on Comedy Central(R) Sunday, March 23 at 8:00 P.M. Et
"Bender's Big Score" is scheduled to debut as a four-part epic on Sunday, March 23, beginning at 8:00 p.m.

[via press release from Comedy Central]

IT'S THE BIGGEST AND THE BEST TIME TO TUNE IN AND SPACE OUT! GET READY FOR THE WORLD TELEVISION PREMIERE OF THE "FUTURAMA" EPIC "BENDER'S BIG SCORE" DEBUTING ON COMEDY CENTRAL� SUNDAY, MARCH 23 AT 8:00 P.M. ET

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"Bender's Big Score" Will Air As A Four-Part Epic, Beginning At 8:00 P.M.

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NEW YORK, March 3, 2008 -- Greetings, Earthlings! The Emmy Award -winning animated series "Futurama" has landed at COMEDY CENTRAL and now it's time for the ultimate blast-off! Tune in for the out-of-this-world hilarious World Television Premiere of "Bender's Big Score," scheduled to debut as a four-part epic on Sunday, March 23, beginning at 8:00 p.m.

When viewers score with Bender, they score big! Starring in their first-ever television epic, Bender, Fry, the Professor, Leela and the rest of the Planet Express crew face the forces of time travel, gold plated Death Stars and alien spammers. See just how strong the bonds of friendship are when a tattoo on Fry�s butt forces him to flee the future and puts Bender on a manhunt to kill his best friend. With the fabric of space and time tearing apart and the Planet Express held captive, can Bender and Fry reconcile before the universe is destroyed forever? Remove your space helmets and be sure to tune in on Sunday, March 23 and find out!

"Futurama" focuses on the life of Philip Fry (Billy West), a 25-year-old pizza delivery boy who accidentally freezes himself December 31, 1999 and wakes up 1,000 years later with a fresh start at life�and a "diverse" new group of friends including Turanga LeeLa (Katey Sagal), a tough, but lovely one-eyed alien, and Bender (John DiMaggio), a robot who possesses human characteristics and flaws. The show also features guest stars such as Sarah Silverman, Hank Azaria, Bob Odenkirk, Pamela Anderson, Beatrice Arthur, Lucy Liu, Beck and Coolio.

"Futurama" aired on Fox from 1999 to 2003 and the series consists of 72 episodes. It was nominated five years-in-a-row and won three Emmys, including its award for "Outstanding Animated Program" in 2002.

"Futurama" is produced and distributed by 20th Century Fox Television. The show is created and executive produced by Matt Groening with co-executive producers David X. Cohen, Ken Keeler and Eric Horsted.

COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 91 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of VIACOM Inc.'s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks. COMEDY CENTRAL's Internet address is www.comedycentral.com. For up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs visit Press Central, COMEDY CENTRAL's press Web site at www.comedycentral.com/press.

MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. MTV Networks, with more than 140 channels worldwide, owns and operates the following television programming services - MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, VH1, mtvU, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN/THE N, VH1 CLASSIC, MTVN INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services, all of these networks trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and its more than 300 interactive properties worldwide, including online, broadband, wireless and interactive television services and also has licensing agreements, joint ventures and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.





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