A reader mentioned the following just yesterday as rumor, and I guess it’s now been confirmed.
Anime News Network reports Fuji TV has announced that after airing episode 17, Fuji TV will stop Samurai Champloo, Cowboy Bebop director Shinichiro Watanabe’s scratch style samurai series. The complete 26 episode series will be broadcast on BS digital satellite television. (AICN)
I’m relieved that they’ll at least finish the series.