Why Isn't 'South Park' New Tonight? Studio Misses Deadline!
For the first time ever in its seventeen season run, South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have missed their deadline and a new episode of the animated comedy will not be airing tonight (October 16).
The show famously runs its production different than every other animated show on television, which are normally written several months in advance, according to EW. South Park remains current by creating all the episodes from scratch six days before they air.
Unfortunately on Tuesday evening, South Park Studios lost power for three hours.
“From animation to rendering to editing and sound, all of their computers were down for hours and they were unable to finish episode 1704 ‘Goth Kids 3: Dawn of the Posers’ in time for air tonight,” Comedy Central said in a statement.
“It sucks to miss an air date but after all these years of tempting fate by delivering the show last minute, I guess it was bound to happen,” co-creator Trey Parker added.
ARE YOU SAD there won’t be a new South Park tonight?