Published on January 20th, 2023 | by Dr. Jerry Doby0
South Park Returns for 26th Season February 8Th on Comedy Central
How do you know when something hits iconic status?! I’ll tell you how, in a statement today, Comedy Central announced that the 26th season of the renowned series, “South Park,” will premiere Wednesday, February 8th. The Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning, animated series returns to Comedy Central, where it has aired on Wednesday nights since 1997. The new season will also roll out on Comedy Central internationally throughout 2023.
Last summer, Comedy Central celebrated the historic 25th anniversary of cable’s longest-running scripted series with “South Park: The 25th Anniversary Concert”. Filmed at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, the concert, starring Trey Park and Matt Stone, Primus, and Ween with a special appearance by members of the band, RUSH, premiered on August 13, 2022, twenty-five years to the day the series premiered on Comedy Central. It is currently available on Paramount+.
MTV Entertainment Studios’ expansive deal with Parker and Stone includes extending “South Park” on Comedy Central through 2027 and taking the series through an unprecedented 30th season. In addition to the series extension, the deal includes 14 “South Park” original made-for-streaming events exclusively for Paramount+, including “SOUTH PARK: THE STREAMING WARS” PARTS 1 & 2, “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.