Comedy Central said iconic animated series South Park has been renewed for three additional seasons, another 30 episodes. That will take the show through 23 seasons, a record for a primetime scripted cable episodes, the Viacom-owned network said. Trey Parker and Matt Stone will continue to write, direct and edit every episode, the network said. South Park's 19th season debuts on Wednesday, Sept. 16.
This post-July-4 week has been a big one for cable-network series renewals, including ones at Cartoon Network (Adventure Time and four other series), USA Network (Chrisley Knows Best), Lifetime (UnREAL) and Oxygen (The Prancing Elites Project). A week ago, E! renewedBotched.
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