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Why Comedy Central Renewed 'South Park' for 3 More Seasons

Comedy Central renews 'South Park' for three more seasons.

Comedy Central's hit animated series 'South Park' has been renewed for three more seasons, which will take the comedic du0, Trey Parker-Matt Stone, to over 300 episodes until 2019. Parker and Stone will continue to write, direct and edit every episode, as they have done since 1997. “Nearly two decades later, ‘South Park’ today remains as important and influential as any series on any platform and has become one of the most recognizable brands to ever come out of television,” said Doug Herzog, president, Viacom Music & Entertainment Group. “Through South Park Digital Studios we will continue to aggressively expand the reach of the ‘South Park’ brand by pursuing additional extensions and licensing opportunities worldwide.” “‘South Park’ remains the bedrock of Comedy Central and we are thrilled that new episodes will continue to entertain audiences for years to come,” added Comedy Central President Michele Ganeless. “The series remains as urgent and relevant now as the day it premiered and at nearly 20 seasons in it continues to draw generations of new fans.” “We love working for Doug and with everyone at Comedy Central,” Parker and Stone said. “They’ve given us an insane level of artistic and creative freedom for almost 20 years. They walk the walk.” Season 19 of “South Park” premieres on Wednesday, Sep. 16 on Comedy Central. Source: The Wrap Discuss this story with fellow Project Casting fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @projectcasting.