‘South Park’ Renewed by Comedy Central Through 2019

'South Park' Renewed By Comedy Central

Comedy Central said it will ensure its venerable and rule-breaking animated series “South Park” will top the 300-episode mark with a three-season renewal deal that keeps the enduring program on the Viacom-owned network through 2019.

Comedy Central ordered 30 new episodes, taking the series created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone through its 23rd season. Comedy Central said that will make “South Park” cable’s longest-running scripted primetime series. The show’s 19th season bows Sept. 16.

Separately, Parker and Stone’s South Park Digital Studios, a joint venture with Viacom, has renewed its SVOD deal with Hulu to cover the additional seasons.

“Nearly two decades later, ‘South Park’ today remains as important and influential as any series on any platform and has become one of the most recognizable brands to ever come out of television,” said Doug Herzog, president of Viacom Music & Entertainment Group, in a statement. “Through South Park Digital Studios we will continue to aggressively expand the reach of the ‘South Park’ brand by pursuing additional extensions and licensing opportunities worldwide.”

Parker and Stone continue to write and direct every episode of the series that follows a group of four boys and their friends living in the small town of South Park, Colo.

“We love working for Doug and with everyone at Comedy Central. They’ve given us an insane level of artistic and creative freedom for almost 20 years. They walk the walk,” Parker and Stone said in a statement.

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  1. Al Swearengen says:

    Unlike The Simpsons this is an animated show that continues to get better with age.

  2. WillH says:

    honestly the writer of the article didn’t really explain the 3 ‘seasons’ that he/she wrote about. I read 3rd season, 19th season and 23rd season. Which is which?

    • They ordered 3 more seasons. That doesn’t mean that the 19th was due to be its last otherwise. It was already going to have a 20th season without this 3-season renewal. You’re trying to find the math to make 19+3=23, but it doesn’t. :)

    • Brian Steinberg says:

      Will – it’s a deal for three seasons’ worth of episodes that will take the show through its 23rd cycle

  3. DJ98 says:

    Just like The Simpsons, this show has been on so long, it’s become completely irrelevant.

  4. AB says:

    Solomon: It says cable’s longest-running scripted primetime series. Simpsons is on Fox, which is broadcast, not cable. So the article is accurate.

  5. Solomon says:

    This article has a misprint. After three more seasons South Park will be american cables SECOND longest running scripted primetime series. The longest (and still going) is still The Simpsons. So as General Dissarray would say, Simspons did it! Simpsons did it!

  6. geo says:

    glad to hear this. been there right from the start. never fails to stimulate laughter….

    recent seasons as good as the initial ones.

    all time favourite show tbh…. raises current issues in a satirical yet thought provoking manner.

    • Mr Furious says:

      That’s your opinion and you’re welcome to it but there are many that would disagree.

      • David says:

        Well, that’s your opinion too… you’re welcome to it. But there are many who agree with you too.

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