South Park renewed through 2016


Oh my god! They’ll kill Kenny many more times! Comedy Central announced a deal with Trey Parker and Matt Stone to keep new episodes of “South Park” on the cable network through the animated series’ 20th season, which would be through 2016.

Parker and Stone will continue to write, direct and edit every episode of “South Park,” as they have since the premiere of the series in 1997.

“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. We’re thrilled that the adventures of Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman will continue through 2016,” said comedy Central President Michele Ganeless.

“‘South Park’ is a blast and we can’t wait to make more,” said a joint statement by Parker and Stone. The two are now Broadway kings as well, having written the hit musical “The Book of Mormon” along with Robert Lopez.

“South Park,” which wraps its 15th season this week (11/16), averaged over 3.5 million viewers per episode during its most recent season (most current data), in which it was the #1 show in all of television among Men 18-24 in Wednesday Prime and the #1 show in cable among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Adults 18-24, Men 18-34 and Men 18-24 in Wednesday Prime.

“South Park” launched on August 13, 1997 and premiered its 15th season on April 27, 2011. Co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are executive producers, along with Anne Garefino. Frank C. Agnone II is the supervising producer.  Eric Stough, Adrien Beard, Bruce Howell and Vernon Chatman are producers.