According to tvsquad.com, 20th Century Fox and Comedy Central are bringing Bender, Fry and the rest of the spacey Futurama crew back to the future with "26 new episodes by "around the middle of 2010."
The decision to revive the series apparently came as a result of public support. High ratings of episode reruns and full-length films were evidence that fans had not forgotten the motley Planet Express Delivery crew. Maybe those same fans became outraged and threatened dire consequences if the show didn't return to the air.
Who says that's a bad thing? As Bender has been known to utter, "Blackmail is such an ugly word. I prefer 'extortion.' The "X" makes it sound cool."