For the last several years, South Park has run two mini-seasons each year, of seven episodes each, which has generally fallen into a pattern of one or two memorable episodes each half-season. But that’s about to change.
Creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone said this week that this year, the Comedy Central series will instead air one season, consisting of ten episodes. The announcement came in a New York Times article by David Carr, which led to one of the best corrections in newspaper history.
The move to one season per year comes amid numerous changes for Parker and Stone: The huge success of their Broadway musical “The Book of Mormon,” the announcement of a new production company called Important Studios, and the development of a new South Park video game.
The new season will begin Sept. 25.