Break out the cheesy poofs and celebrate: South Park has been renewed for three seasons, Comedy Central announced Thursday.
The renewal, which adds 30 episodes to the series’ run, will extend the animated comedy through Season 26. It previously received a three-season renewal just ahead of the Season 19 premiere.
The upcoming Season 23, which will include South Park‘s milestone 300th episode, will premiere on Wednesday, September 25, at 10/9c. (Watch the trailer here.)
“Apparently, our efforts to get our own show cancelled have fallen short,” series creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone said in a statement, referencing the cartoon’s Season 22, tongue-in-cheek #CancelSouthPark campaign. “Luckily, we love Comedy Central and [network president] Kent [Alterman] and our staff, so we are looking forward to new cancellation opportunities in the next few years.”
Alterman added: “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 1000 years, historians will see the most transcendent artists of our era as The Beatles, Muhammed Ali and Matt and Trey. We’ll do as many seasons as they would like.”
TVLine’s Cable TV Renewal Scorecard has been updated to reflect the renewal.
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