Comedy Central extends the series to at least 2019.
July 8, 2015
Comedy Central announced today that South Park has been renewed for seasons 21, 22, and 23. A new deal was reached with creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone for a total of 30 episodes over the three seasons, which ensures the animated comedy will be airing new content through at least 2019.
South Park is the longest-running primetime cable scripted series on television, and with today's extension it will surpass the 300-episode milestone. Parker and Stone have written and directed every episode since its inception in 1997, and will continue to do so as the show heads towards 20+ years on the air.
Season 19 will premiere on Wednesday, September 16.
07/11/15 at 05:32pm
07/09/15 at 08:53pm
@Ragnarok -- you are listing 1 hour DRAMAS not 30 minute comedies. Your comparisons are out of whack. Curb is really the only thing you listed even remotely close in nature... however, you're also mostly comparing PAY cable shows on HBO or the like -- not the same. 10 eps of a drama is fine, but for COMEDIES on FREE/BASIC cable, 12-14 is generally the minimum. Sorry, 10 episodes for a comedy is kind of a stretch. I mean it doesn't really matter. I like the show will watch if there's 10 or 14 or whatever. But touting it as "the first of it's kind" due to number of seasons when it's really only running half seasons and calling them complete, is a bit silly to me.
07/09/15 at 04:16pm
I disagree bub. 10 episodes a season is pretty standard for cable. Off the top of my head, Curb Your Enthusiasm, East Bound and Down, Episodes, Vikings, Game of Thrones, True Detective, all have done seasons with 10 episodes are less. Other shows like Haven, Orange is the new black, Bojack Horseman (the latter two being Netflix not cable) have done 12 or 13 episodes. Would be hard to get away with this on Network TV, but on cable, pretty much status quo. I have no problem with 10 episodes of South Park. Quality of Quantity.
07/09/15 at 02:43pm
SIMPSONS DID IT!!! LOL
07/09/15 at 09:23am
I'd also point out that if The Simpsons had 10 episode per season... they'd be at season 50+. 10 episodes isn't really a full season, especially for a comedy. I know in the UK they consider 6 episodes as a "series" (season) but that's not traditionally true for American TV. South Park runs between 10 and 14 episodes per season. The Simpsons has been on the air since 1990 and runs between 13 and 25 episodes per season - twice as much. So all those "facts" are very inaccurate.
07/08/15 at 10:17pm
1. WWE Raw has been on the air since 1993 and that's scripted, putting it as the record holder.
2. Since when is 10 episodes across a 9-12 month span considered a legitimate season? Feels more like a mini-series
07/08/15 at 06:10pm
No Kitty that's my Pot Pie! lol
07/08/15 at 04:09pm
Screw you guys! I'm going home. Great news. Now they can make fun of Donald Trump running for President.
07/08/15 at 03:05pm
Yesssssss!!! So happy!! Looking forward to premiere in September =)
07/08/15 at 02:20pm
Awesome!!!! Go South Park!