“South Park” Renewed Through Season 20
Recently, "The Simpsons" was in danger of being dropped from Fox's line up due to contract disputes, but ended up being renewed for several more seasons. Some, like myself, fear that the best days of "The Simpsons" are long behind them and maybe it was time to bow out somewhat gracefully. On the other hand, there's a show like "South Park" that has truly never had a bad season. After 15 years, "South Park" seems to get better and better, still delivering ground-breaking and shocking, as well as highly rated episodes.
Wrapping up its 15th season last night, the show averaged 3.5 million viewers per episode this season, and is the number one show on television on its night for men 18-24, as well as the number one show on cable for its night with among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Adults 18-24, Men 18-34, and Men 18-24. With its continued success and high numbers, its not shocking that Comedy Central would want to hold on to its top show. President of Comedy Central Michele Ganeless announced the extention yesterday,
"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."
With Trey Parker and Matt Stone's other interests, like the multi-Tony Award winning musical "The Book of Mormon", and the chatotic schedule necessary to turn out a new episode of "South Park" just days before it is set to air, there has been talk that Parker and Stone would be looking to end the show's run, or at least pass along responsibility to others. With the news of the extention, Parker and Stone clarified that they couldn't be happier and intend to continue as they have,
"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."
Parker and Stone will continue to act as head writers, directors, and oversee editing of every episode of the series as they have since day one.
via Coming Soon