Taking the show to over 300 episodes
Comedy Central has ordered three more seasons of the Emmy-award-winning animated comedy South Park.
This three-season, 30-episode renewal comes ahead of the show’s Season 23 premiere, during which the iconic animation will surpass its 300-episode milestone.
South Park has been the highest-rated cable comedy for six consecutive years, and across its 22-season run, fans have watched over 18.3 billion episodes on Comedy Central – the equivalent of seven billion hours. It is also the most-popular cable comedy series on social media, with over 48 million fans across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
Kent Alterman, President of Comedy Central, said “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. 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 the show’s creators Trey Parker and Matt 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.”
As they have done since the series premiere in 1997, Parker and Stone will continue to write, direct and edit every episode of the show.
Ahead of the premiere of Season 23, fans can take the SPandMe test and find out which South Park characters are “inside you” – check it out here.