South Park is returning for its 25th anniversary season next month and Comedy Central has released a short teaser. The animated series has already been renewed through season 30. Two hour-long specials, which aired in September 2020 and March 2021, are counted as season 24.
Here’s the announcement about season 25:
Comedy Central’s “South Park” returns for historic 25th Season Wednesday, February 2nd
January 14, 2022 – New York, NY – Comedy Central today announced that the 25th Season of the renowned franchise, South Park, returns on Wednesday, February 2. The celebration of 25 seasons kicks off with six brand new episodes.
Named “One of the All-Time Greatest TV Shows” by Entertainment Weekly, the Emmy(R) and Peabody(R) Award-winning, animated series returns to Comedy Central where it has aired on Wednesday nights for the past 25 years. Since the August 1997 launch there have been more than 523 billion minutes of South Park consumed on Comedy Central alone.
“To be halfway done with South Park is a great accomplishment-we can’t lie,” said co-creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker.
“For the past 25 years, multiple generations of fans have grown up enchanted by the outlandishly funny and subversive world that Matt and Trey have created with South Park,” said Chris McCarthy, President and CEO of ViacomCBS Media Networks and MTV Entertainment Studios. “As part of our expansive new deal, we are thrilled to continue our partnership with them for many more seasons of South Park on Comedy Central and many more made-for-streaming South Park exclusive events on Paramount+.”
All-new episodes will be available to stream in HD on SouthPark.cc.com, CC.com and the Comedy Central App post-premiere.
“South Park” the series launched 25 years ago on August 13, 1997 and Comedy Central is ready to toast the show that put them on the map in a year filled with surprises and events that will thrill the show’s millions of fans.
Based on the animated short entitled “The Spirit of Christmas.” Co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are executive producers, along with Anne Garefino and Frank C. Agnone II. Eric Stough, Adrien Beard, Bruce Howell and Vernon Chatman are producers. Christopher Brion is the creative director of South Park Digital Studios. “South Park’s” website is SouthPark.cc.com.
MTV Entertainment Studios’ expansive deal with Parker and Stone includes extending “South Park” on Comedy Central through 2027 and taking cable’s longest-running scripted series – August 13, 2022, marks the franchise’s 25th anniversary – through an unprecedented 30th season. In addition to the series extension, the new deal includes 14 “South Park” original made-for-streaming events exclusively for Paramount+, including this year’s SOUTH PARK: POST COVID and SOUTH PARK: POST COVID: THE RETURN OF COVID. The series has earned five Emmy Awards, to date, and a George Foster Peabody Award.
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MTV Entertainment Group reaches over 1.4 billion young people around the world across streaming, social and linear platforms in 180 countries and with more than 725 million social followers – making it one of the preeminent youth media companies in the world. Connecting with its audiences through nine iconic brands including MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Pop, Logo, Smithsonian, Paramount Net and TV Land, MTV Entertainment Studios produces award-winning series, movies and documentary films.
Check out the preview for South Park season 25 below.
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