Watch out Homer Simpson, you’re not the only one who can go on forever: Viacom and Comedy Central renewed veteran comedy South Park until 2011 (its fifteenth season) – but wait, there’s more: Comedy Central and the creators of the show agreed to create a South Park hub to spread the show’s material to the Internet, mobile phones, and other media.
Matt Stone and Trey Parker also get considerable raises from the deal from their salaries and guaranteed advances from other ventures of the show, including DVDs, merchandising and syndication (Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury distributes South Park in broadcast syndication.)
The pact also calls for the creation of South Park Digital Studios, which will focus on the digital animation of the show and other new animated projects.
South Park’s first-run episodes draw an average of three million viewers per episode. A new season of episodes begin with a tentative date of Oct. 7.
– Read the official press release on South Park Studio’s website by clicking here.
– Want to read a story about how the show is put together? This is a interesting read yours truly found on the Apple website on how South Park Studios puts together a typical episode. To read the article, click here.