The Family Guy fracas isn’t the only time Fox has underestimated the staying power of one of its series. (Nor would it be the last — see also Development, Arrested.) Case in point: Matt Groening’s futuristic space sitcom, which debuted in 1999. Though Futurama spawned catchphrases, featured celebrity cameos — including Al Gore and the late Dick Clark as disembodied-head versions of themselves — and was well-liked by critics, it wasn’t long for the network; Fox shuffled the show around before finally letting it go in 2003. The series was eventually picked up by Comedy Central, where it ran for three more seasons beginning in 2010, finally ending for good in 2013. But — good news, everyone! — the story isn’t over for Fry, Bender & Co just yet: The Planet Express gang will appear on a crossover episode of The Simpsons this coming season.