Although an official release has not been sent, Comedy Central confirmed to Laughspin.com that its iconic animated series South Park will run through 2013. We can also tell you that the second half of the current season — that’s number 15 if you’re keeping track — will resume Oct. 5, although we’re told that date is tentative. Seven new episodes will air.
All of this South Park news comes on the heels of the launch of the network’s celebration of the series’ 15th anniversary; Comedy Central is calling it The Year Of The Fan. See what they’re doing there? They’re making you (and me!) a part of the show. And it makes us like South Park even more. It’s working, it’s working!
Ok, so how do you benefit from The Year Of The Fan? Well, if you’re at Comic-Con in San Diego right now, you’ll be able to check out what has been dubbed the Ultimate South Park Fan Experience– 15,000 square feet of all things South Park, including a museum dedicated to all aspects of the show.
For the rest of us not at Comic-Con, you’ll be able to enjoy The Year Of The Fan by marching into your local Wal-Mart and picking up a real-life version of Eric Cartman’s fave snack: Cheesy Poofs. There will also be new South Park merch available in stores. There’s like a million other little things happening as well. Suffice it to say, you’ll be knee deep in Trey Parker and Matt Stone-approved things this year; and they’ll be knee deep in your money. Best of all, in my humble opinion: a South Park documentary will air on Comedy Central sometime this Fall.