November 17th, 2011
02:45 PM ET
Like its broadcast network animated brethren "The Simpsons," Comedy Central's "South Park" is in it for the long haul.
The series, which first debuted in 1997, has been picked up for an additional three seasons, according to a statement from Comedy Central. This means we'll be watching new "South Park" episodes all the way up through 2016.
"South Park's" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are sticking with their now iconic show as writers, editors and directors, and say in the statement that creating the series "is a blast and we can't wait to make more."
Adds Comedy Central's president Michele Ganeless, "The collective genius of Matt and Trey knows no bounds. 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."
All of this means that we'll be able to count on "South Park" to continue to go after even the most scandalous of stories, as they did last night with their take on the Penn State headlines in the season 15 finale.
How well do you think they handled the controversy? And are you looking forward to watching the show through 2016?
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