Cable’s longest running animated series will last even longer as Comedy Central just announced that South Park has been renewed for three more seasons, which will take the series into their milestone 20th season. And as if it needs to be pointed out, series creators, writers, directors and stars Trey Parker and Matt Stone will continue to be at the helm of every single episode. The duo contributed a quick quote of standard publicity fluff saying, “Comedy Central has been our home for 15 years and we love working there. South Park is a blast and we can’t wait to make more.” The show continues to be topical, irreverent and smart in its comedy, and it’s good to hear that we’ve secured another few years with Cartman, Stan, Kyle and Kenny. Hit the jump to check out the press release.
“SOUTH PARK” RENEWED THROUGH SEASON 20!
CREATORS TREY PARKER AND MATT STONE
AGREE TO KEEP THE ICONIC SERIES IN ORIGINAL EPISODES THROUGH 2016
An All-New Episode Premieres Tonight At 10:00 P.M.
NEW YORK, November 16, 2011 – Trey Parker and Matt Stone have reached a new deal with COMEDY CENTRAL to extend cable’s longest-running animated series, “South Park,” it was announced today by Michele Ganeless, president, COMEDY CENTRAL. The deal for three additional seasons ensures the top-rated Emmy® and Peabody Award-winning series will remain in original episodes through 2016 and a milestone 20th season. Parker and Stone will continue to write, direct and edit every episode of “South Park,” as they have since the premiere of the series in 1997.
“The collective genius of Matt and Trey knows no bounds,” said Ganeless. ”Week after week and season after season they continue to surprise and delight ‘South Park’ fans, and that includes all of us here at COMEDY CENTRAL. We’re thrilled that the adventures of Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman will continue through 2016.”
“COMEDY CENTRAL has been our home for 15 years and we love working there,” said Parker and Stone. “‘South Park’ is a blast and we can’t wait to make more.”