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Long-Running TV Series Renewed

Sep 12, 2019  •  Post A Comment

The longest-running scripted prime-time series on cable just picked up a renewal that will extend its record run through season 26. Comedy Central announced a three-season pickup for the animated comedy “South Park.”

The show’s 23rd season, which will include its milestone 300th episode, premieres Sept. 25.

Comedy Central noted that “South Park” has been cable’s highest-rated prime-time comedy for six consecutive years, and is also the No. 1 cable comedy series on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Show co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone extended their deal with Comedy Central.

Kent Alterman, president of Comedy Central, Paramount Network and TV Land, commented in the announcement: “South Park is the greatest comedy in the history of television, unmatched in its satirical strength and cultural relevancy, and it shows no signs of slowing down. If humanity is still intact in 1,000 years, historians will see the most transcendent artists of our era as the Beatles, Muhammad Ali, and Matt and Trey. We’ll do as many seasons as they would like.”

Please click here to read the full announcement.

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