Why 'South Park' Didn't Make It to Air Last Night EW
Since "South Park" started 13 years ago, creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have delivered their episodes to Comedy Central in the nick of time, but now the pair have blown a deadline for the first time, reports EW.com's Inside TV.
Comedy Central said South Park Studios lost power for three hours on Tuesday, leading to a missed deadline.
"From animation to rendering to editing and sound, all of their computers were down for hours and they were unable to finish episode 1704 ‘Goth Kids 3: Dawn of the Posers’ in time for air tonight,” the network said in a statement Wednesday.
Wednesday night was the first time in the show's history that it failed to air a planned episode because of a missed deadline, the story says.
“It sucks to miss an air date but after all these years of tempting fate by delivering the show last minute, I guess it was bound to happen," Parker said in a statement.
Comedy Central instead aired a classic episode Wednesday, "Scott Tenorman Must Die."