Yes, but the first one had a plot that built on franchise history in a way the others didn't. I'm not disagreeing, mind. I thought the first one was the strongest as well, in that it did the "feature film story" better than any of the others. But I felt that by the time they got to Wild Green Yonder, they'd acknowledged their shortcomings in writing those kinds of stories, and started writing smaller, punchier arcs, but weaving them together a little more deftly.
That's a different discussion entirely though.
Comedy Central is unlikely to screw Futurama. Them getting it at all was a pretty huge coup for them, and they understand the value of the franchise (Futurama re-runs have always gotten very good ratings for them). It's also a summer season, which is clever, because it removes a lot of their competition, especially on a Thursday night, when they traditionally would've had strong competition from NBC. (Hmm...I hope it doesn't run up against new episode of It's Always Sunny....)
Fox never screwed Futurama with timeslot fuckery, did they? If I recall, they just always put it on Sunday after Football so it was pre-empted 60% of the time?