'South Park' gets picked up through season 20
November 17th, 2011
02:45 PM ET

'South Park' gets picked up through season 20

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?

Filed under: Late Night comedy • television

soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Brandon

    I hope we see a season 21 as well. :3

    December 27, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. ToonPirate


    December 1, 2011 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  3. madhater

    They have 2 seasons left on their contract.

    November 19, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bombthetom

    South park picked up for 3 more seasons. OK. Just finished season 15. 15 + 3 = 18. No, No, CNN says 15 + 3 = 20 HA!

    November 18, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  5. madhater

    That's t!ts.

    November 17, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Anomic Office Drone

    20 seasons? "Simpsons did it"

    November 17, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Todd

    By far the best episode of the season was last night. Overall, not a great season, but the Penn State jokes made up for it!! Still love this show!!!

    November 17, 2011 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Namsate


    November 17, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Saint020

    Really Glad to hear this! I love the show. Like any other show, they have had their up and downs, but I have to say in my opinion, they have had WAY more ups than they have had downs.

    November 17, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
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    November 17, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |

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