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South Park Returns With 10 All-New Episodes In September

Postby nall » Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:22 pm

South Park returns this Fall with 10 all-new episodes! Season 17 kicks off Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 on Comedy Central at 10p/9c.

For more on the new season, check out this exclusive New York Times article and interview with Trey and Matt.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/28/busin ... .html?_r=0

Let the countdown begin!
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Re: South Park Returns With 10 All-New Episodes In September

Postby mo303564 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:41 pm

Yep. Just heard the disapointing news :(

Matt and Trey pretty much are sick and tired of the "2 step" 7 episode process. They first want more time to create just 10 episodes (less than 14) and they also want to focus more on development of their Studio Productions...and whatever they have planned in the next Broadway Installment.

This also makes me wonder if M&T are interested in getting back into a MOVIE production. I wonder if around 2015 they will release a FEATURE FILM (Non-SP Related btw). But it wouldn't surprise me.

Not to sound like a negative Nancy. But this is the news that should be extremely depressing. I know that SP is "renewed" Until season 20 or thereabouts. But one now has to wonder...by only creating 10 episodes per season...if this is a way of saying that the series is reaching the end. :cartmancry:
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Re: South Park Returns With 10 All-New Episodes In September

Postby bailrocks123 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:47 pm

I can't wait that long! The last season ended in November, and the next season airs in September? :cartmancry:
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Re: South Park Returns With 10 All-New Episodes In September

Postby JVM » Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:58 pm

Nobody wants to hear me bitch, so I'm just gonna ask one question...

WHY SEPTEMBER!?
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Re: South Park Returns With 10 All-New Episodes In September

Postby nwt000 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:05 pm

We just got screwed out of 16 episodes you guys! I'm am honestly in a state of shock right now between the shortening of the seasons and the later start. It obviously seems like Trey and Matt want to move on based on these particular actions. It's a shame Stan, Kyle, Cartman, Kenny, Butters, and all of the other great residents of this wacky little mountain town have to get shafted in order for M&T to build the next Disney or Fox media empire. I really hate to see the series go out like this, but as a loyal fan, I guess I'm going to hang around.
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Re: South Park Returns With 10 All-New Episodes In September

Postby Lyon82 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:21 pm

Well, I am just curious to what kinds of projects has resulted in this shift to a shorter autumn season. I'm betting that they have an itch to do something new and given that they've been working on this since college, can't blame them entirely for wanting to branch out.

And the truth is that it usually shows up in the show quality when they were trying to do other projects along with the show. We had some really weak late season 2 episodes due to the movie, around when they were doing Team America and Book of Mormon. It's taxing to do that.

But September is a long wait.
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Re: South Park Returns With 10 All-New Episodes In September

Postby VACOOLA » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:24 pm

Am I dreaming or is it April 1 already? Because this "wonderful news" sounds like a bad joke to me. :?
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Re: South Park Returns With 10 All-New Episodes In September

Postby bailrocks123 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:06 pm

So, this is the start of South Park's decline into the show being cancelled. I feel like Kyle on Christmas, or Cartman trapped in fat camp, or kenny with a purity ring, or stan in a slaughter house. Sad part is, i just started getting into South Park. Started watching it on my new laptop i got for christmas. 16 seasons is a long time for one show, but this show.....there's no words to desricbe how amazing this show is. It has no limits, which is why it is awesome. It "makes fun of everyone" so no one really gets hurt. It's my favorite show, but by September, I might not be obbessed with it anymore. I'm not trying to bitch, but i really hope South Park keeps going. :cartmancry: :tweek:
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Re: South Park Returns With 10 All-New Episodes In September

Postby nwt000 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:12 pm

Their may be a silver lining to this change after all:
We want to keep ‘South Park’ going for a long time to come, and given what is going on in television, I don’t think it matters as much how many episodes you have,” Mr. Stone said.
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Re: South Park Returns With 10 All-New Episodes In September

Postby HAcoreRD » Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:18 pm

Jeez, we gotta wait another 8 months (instead of about 2) and we lose 4 episodes (granted there's usually 3 'meh' episodes a season).

Seems like they're kinda putting South Park on the back burner. Granted M&T have success in other comedy areas and no doubt want to expand their horizon...this is depressing.

Are we to expect better content in episodes? Also will this upcoming Season Set still retail for $45+ for 10 episodes?

Also, where's our 2nd series of Kidrobot?
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Re: South Park Returns With 10 All-New Episodes In September

Postby Big-Will » Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:24 pm

Just... don't make us wait until September for the Season 16 DVD set...
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Re: South Park Returns With 10 All-New Episodes In September

Postby JVM » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:45 am

Big-Will wrote:Just... don't make us wait until September for the Season 16 DVD set...

You know it's funny, I was thinking the same thing earlier.

Truthfully, I was already looking more forward to the S16 DVD than S17, given my cynicism's been growing lately.
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Re: South Park Returns With 10 All-New Episodes In September

Postby VACOOLA » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:54 am

Can you believe what this guy is saying?

Doug Herzog, president of the Viacom Entertainment Group, which owns Comedy Central, echoed that sentiment. “ ‘South Park’ has yet to meet a platform it hasn’t been able to conquer,” Mr. Herzog said. “We’re happy to take as many or as few as they can produce. Frankly, I’m surprised it took them this long to get to a schedule like this.”


As few as they can produce? Orly?! Would a single 5 minute long "episode" per year still do the trick and be accepted by Viacom/CC as if it were a regular South Park season consisting of 14 regular episodes? Does that make ANY SENSE AT ALL??? I don't want to point fingers, but someone must be out of his frikkin mind. And that person is definitely not me.
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Re: South Park Returns With 10 All-New Episodes In September

Postby JVM » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:57 am

^ Doug Herzog won't risk his relationship with M&T - everyone knows South Park but CC on the map back in 1997. It's among their most important properties and I doubt he has much leverage over M&T at this point.
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Re: South Park Returns With 10 All-New Episodes In September

Postby Big-Will » Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:10 am

VACOOLA wrote:Can you believe what this guy is saying?

Doug Herzog, president of the Viacom Entertainment Group, which owns Comedy Central, echoed that sentiment. “ ‘South Park’ has yet to meet a platform it hasn’t been able to conquer,” Mr. Herzog said. “We’re happy to take as many or as few as they can produce. Frankly, I’m surprised it took them this long to get to a schedule like this.”


As few as they can produce? Orly?! Would a single 5 minute long "episode" per year still do the trick and be accepted by Viacom/CC as if it were a regular South Park season consisting of 14 regular episodes? Does that make ANY SENSE AT ALL??? I don't want to point fingers, but someone must be out of his frikkin mind. And that person is definitely not me.

Doesn't have to make sense. MnT are calling the shots, and Viacom will do whatever MnT call to keep the show alive. Matt Stone: "Why did we do seven and seven to begin with? We just sort of made that up. And we are switching to 10 for the same reason. It just sounded like a good number, and so we can more easily do other stuff, we won’t break up the year."
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