‘Futurama’ gets off-net syndication deal

Animated series heading to Tribune outlets

“Futurama” is blasting into weekend off-net syndication.

Twentieth TV has cleared the Matt Groening animated series on Tribune-owned stations in several top markets for a fall 2011 launch. Skein just recently returned to first-run via Comedy Central.

The half-hour will be seen on WPIX New York, KTLA Los Angeles, WPHL Philadelphia, WDCW Washington, KIAH Houston and KDAF Dallas, among other Tribune outlets. In Chicago, the show has landed on Weigel Broadcasting’s indie station WCIU.

“With renewed interest in the animated series, thanks to its successful return on Comedy Central, we felt that this was the right time,” Twentieth TV exec VP-general sales manager Paul Franklin said.

Tribune stations already carry Twentieth’s “American Dad” and “Family Guy,” as well as “The Simpsons” in some markets.

The “Futurama” weekend run has been cleared in 30% of the country.

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