The colorful world of “South Park” continues to expand at Comedy Central. Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series was renewed for another three seasons and 30 episodes in a new deal with the network, which has the show running through its 26th season with at least 327 episodes.
The 23rd seasons of “South Park” is a milestone for the show, as it prepares to air its 300th episode later this month. That special episode will premiere on September 25th, and ahead of its launch, viewers can take the SPandMe test to find out which South Park characters are inside you.
“South Park” has been the highest-rated cable comedy in Primetime for six consecutive years with an Adult 18-49 rating +21% higher than the next best cable comedy in 2018. Across its historic 22-season run, fans of the iconic series has consumed over 18.3B episodes on Comedy Central, which is the equivalent of over seven billion hours. The South Park social media team has collected 48M fans across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, making it the most-popular cable comedy series on each platform. On social platforms, South Park generated 111M streams in 2018 with incredible growth on Instagram (+586% vs. prior year) and YouTube (+78%).
“South Park is the greatest comedy in the history of television, unmatched in its satirical strength and cultural relevancy and it shows no signs of slowing down,” said Kent Alterman, President of Comedy Central, Paramount Network and TV Land. “If humanity is still intact in 1000 years, historians will see the most transcendent artists of our era as The Beatles, Muhammed Ali, and Matt and Trey. We’ll do as many seasons as they would like.”
“Apparently, our efforts to get our own show cancelled have fallen short,” said Parker and Stone. “Luckily, we love Comedy Central and Kent and our staff so we are looking forward to new cancellation opportunities in the next few years.”
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