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This Week on South Park (03/05/2008)

This Week on South Park: The List
Airs Wednesday at 10:00 P.M. and midnight

Also this Week:
Monday 9:30 P.M. - Starvin' Marvin (0109)
Tuesday 9:30 P.M. - Chinpokomon (0310)
Wednesday 9:30 P.M. - Krazy Kripples (0702)
Thursday 9:30 P.M. - Here Comes The Neighborhood (0512)
Thursday 10:00 P.M. - Best Friends Forever (0904)



T - 10 days until the Season 12 Premiere!
T - 9 days until the Imaginationland DVD Release! (Preorder now!)
Tune in for a South Park marathon this weekend on Comedy Central!

Pre-Season 12 Marathon on Comedy Central

Marathon This Weekend on Comedy Central
Friday 10:00 P.M. - Trapped in the Closet (0912)
Friday 10:30 P.M. - Christian Rock Hard (0709)
Friday 11:00 P.M. - Hell on Earth 2006 (1011)
Friday 11:30 P.M. - Bloody Mary (0914)
Friday midnight - Chef's Salty Chocolate Balls (0209)
Friday 12:30 A.M. - Rainforest Shmainforest (0301)
Saturday 10:00 P.M. - Make Love, Not Warcraft (1008)
Saturday 10:30 P.M. - D-Yikes! (1106)
Saturday 11:00 P.M. - Le Petit Tourette (1108)
Saturday 11:30 P.M. - Cripple Fight! (0503)
Saturday midnight - Fat Butt and Pancake Head (0705)
Saturday 12:30 A.M. - Kenny Dies (0513)
Sunday 10:00 P.M. - Ginger Kids (0911)
Sunday 10:30 P.M. - The Snuke (1104)
Sunday 11:00 P.M. - South Park Is Gay (0708)
Sunday 11:30 P.M. - Red Hot Catholic Love (0608)
Sunday midnight - Scott Tenorman Must Die (0501)
Sunday 12:30 A.M. - Butters' Very Own Episode (0514)
* All times ET/PT

T - 9 Days until the Season 12 Premiere!
T - 8 Days until the Imaginationland DVD Release! (Preorder today and get a free bonus!

Imaginationland DVD Press Release

Imaginationland Site Launches
Check out the new Imaginationland Movie site http://www.southparkstudios.com/imaginationland/ for more information on the DVD and other Imaginationland exclusives. Watch the trailer in full screen, send a link to a friend or embed the the trailer in your own page. Get exclusive ringtones for your mobile phone, play a demo of the new Imaginationland mobile game, download the Imaginationland Screen Saver, and get a Butters "I am the Key" T-Shirt. The doors of Imaginationland are wide open...jump in now!



From the Comedy Central Press Release:
COMEDY CENTRAL® HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASES
THE UNCENSORED NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN DIRECTOR'S CUT OF
"SOUTH PARK'S IMAGINATIONLAND" DVD
HITTING STORES ON TUESDAY, MARCH 11

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First Time Ever On DVD: Completely Uncensored And Features Audio Commentary
With Co-Creators Trey Parker And Matt Stone

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Bonus Materials Include Storyboards And
Fan Favorite Episodes "Woodland Critter Christmas" And "Manbearpig"

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"South Park's" 12th Season Premieres Wednesday, March 12 At 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
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NEW YORK, March 5, 2008 -- In this uncensored never-before-seen director's cut, the doors of the world's imagination are thrown wide open and the boys of South Park are transported to a magical realm in their greatest odyssey ever. Stan, Kyle, and Butters find themselves in Imaginationland just as terrorists launch an attack that unleashes all of mankind's most evil characters. With the world's imaginations spinning out of control, the government prepares to nuke Imaginationland to put an end to the chaos. Racing against time to prevent nuclear annihilation, the citizens of Imaginationland realize their only hope of salvation lies with the unlikeliest of heroes: Butters. Ignoring the impending apocalypse, Cartman goes all the way to the Supreme Court to get justice for his case of dry balls.

Released via COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment, "South Park's Imaginationland" DVD arrives in stores nationwide on Tuesday, March 11 and will also be available at http://www.southparkstudios.com/imaginationland/

"South Park's Imaginationland" is a feature-length DVD movie with all-new material added. For the first time ever on DVD, the series is completely uncensored and features audio commentary from the co-creators and executive producers Trey Parker and Matt Stone. The DVD release also includes storyboards. In addition, fan favorite episodes "Woodland Critter Christmas" and "Manbearpig" are part of the bonus materials.

Episode 1201 Press Release

New Season Premiere Wednesday night!
From the Comedy Central Press Release:
CARTMAN COMES FACE TO FACE WITH HIS OWN MORTALITY
IN THE SEASON 12 PREMIERE OF "SOUTH PARK" ON
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12 AT 10:00 P.M.* ON COMEDY CENTRAL

Beginning March 14, All-New Season 12 Episodes Available Uncensored
On iTunes, xBox LIVE And Amazon Unbox

NEW YORK, March 10, 2008 : Cartman's routine tonsillectomy goes horribly wrong in an all-new episode of "South Park." Coming off record ratings in season 11 and the now infamous "Imaginationland" trilogy, "South Park" returns for its 12th season with seven all-new episodes beginning Wednesday, March 12 at 10:00 p.m. on COMEDY CENTRAL. Fans will be able to download the uncensored version of each new episode from the 12th season on iTunes, xBox LIVE and Amazon Unbox.

The face of South Park could change forever when Eric Cartman is diagnosed with an incurable disease in the premiere episode, entitled "Tonsil Trouble." When the support Cartman is counting on falls short, he has to take matters into his own hands.

Episode 1201 Preview Clip

Tonsil Trouble Preview Clip
We've added a preview clip from this Wednesday's all-new episode, "Tonsil Trouble!" Check it out!

Imaginationland available on DVD

Imaginationland Available on DVD
It's official -- Imaginationland is now available on DVD! Have you gotten your copy yet? If not, grab it from the Comedy Central Store for the super-low prices of $13.99 and get a free magnet set!

And check out all the other merchandise and the upcoming Imaginationland game at www.southparkstudios.com/imaginationland

The season 12 premiere airs tomorrow!

3388 - halpinm: March 12, 2008

New Entry in the Production Blog
The season 12 premiere is just around the corner (tomorrow in case you didn't know) and, as the staff gears up for the final stretch to final the episode, our newest PA is going through every South Park PA's rite of passage... revealing his and the show's innermost secrets in the South Park Studios Production Blog. Check it out!

Tonsil Trouble Airs Tonight!

Episode 1202 Announcement

This Week on South Park: Britney's New Look
When the boys help Britney Spears get to the North Pole, they discover the shocking secret behind her popularity.

Episode 1202 Press Release

From today's Comedy Central Press Release:
STAN AND KYLE HAVE TO GET BRITNEY SPEARS TO THE NORTH POLE
IN AN ALL NEW "SOUTH PARK" ON
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19 AT 10:00 P.M. ON COMEDY CENTRAL


NEW YORK, March 17, 2008 : When the boys help Britney Spears get to the North Pole, they discover the shocking secret behind her popularity in an all-new episode of "South Park," entitled, "'Britney's New Look," premiering on Wednesday, March 19 at 10:00 p.m. on COMEDY CENTRAL.

Britney Spears is trying to get away from it all in the mountains near South Park, Colorado when the boys have a run-in with her. Stan and Kyle get caught up in Britney's celebrity and the never-ending feeding frenzy that follows her wherever she goes.

Episode 1202 Preview Video

Britney's New Look Video Clip
We've added a short clip from the episode currently in progress, "Britney's New Look!" Take a look!

"Britney's New Look" airs Wednesday!

South Park Studios Maintainence (03/19/2008)

South Park Studios Maintenance this Wednesday
Please note that we will be working on the South Park Studios site tomorrow and the site may be unavailable for a few hours. We apologize for any inconvenience.

But be sure to come back tomorrow night and discuss the all-new episode!
"Britney's New Look" premieres tomorrow!

3396 - halpinm: March 18, 2008

New Entry in the Production Blog
Read this week's entry in the Production Blog and find out about the staff's favorite animal picks, like a certain annoying giant squirrel we all keep seeing lately. Or just read it to find out why this dog is on the roof. Either way.

Welcome to the South Park Studios v3 Public Beta!

Welcome to the public beta of version 3 of South Park Studios! We've given the site a fresh, new look (new logo too!) and we've added several major new features, including:

  • Full Episode streaming!
  • A library of over 3000 video clips
  • A brand new avatar creator (beta) with 4th graders, adults, kindergartners, and Canadians!
  • And more! (Check it out, there's lots of hidden fun things.)


Because our site is designed using the latest, cutting-edge technology, we recommend using an up-to-date browser such as:and the latest plugins for

If you have any difficulties, please let us know in our feedback and site bug forums.

Widescreen Wallpaper Beta

Along with our new site, we're now trying -- by popular demand -- some widescreen wallpapers! Check them out on the wallpapers page.

Matt and Trey Interviewed at the AV Club

Today in the AV Club (part of the Onion), they're featuring an interview with our very own dynamic duo, Matt and Trey -- check it out!

Thanks to our good friend Big-Will for the link!

"Britney's New Look" now available online

The new episode from earlier tonight, "Britney's New Look" is now available onsite! Click "watch full episodes" and watch it now in high quality!

We're still trying to get all the kinks out of the system (and get you new episodes as fast as we can once they're finished!), so please bear with us. As always, feedback is appreciated. (Drop by our feedback forum category if you've got some!)

Episode 1203 Announcement

This Week on South Park: Major Boobage
In a South Park homage to the 1981 film, "Heavy Metal", the boys are trying to get Kenny off the latest drug craze that's captured the junior high and under set.

P.S. Get a better view of the hot chick here

Episode 1203 Preview Clip

We've added a preview clip from the episode currently in production! Check it out on our clips page!

Episode 1203 Press Release

From today's Comedy Central Press Release:
SOUTH PARK PAYS HOMAGE TO THE 1981 FILM, "HEAVY METAL"
IN AN ALL-NEW "SOUTH PARK" ON
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26 AT 10:00 P.M. ON COMEDY CENTRAL


NEW YORK, March 24, 2008 -- The boys are worried when Kenny starts experimenting with the newest way to get high in an all-new episode of "South Park," entitled, "Major Boobage," premiering on Wednesday, March 26 at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on COMEDY CENTRAL.

Kenny is skipping school and the other boys are sure it's because he's hooked on the latest drug craze that's popular with the junior high and under crowd. Meanwhile, Kyle's parents become concerned that their son is getting high when they find contraband in his room. To illustrate just how high you can go, "South Park" pays homage to the 1981 movie, "Heavy Metal."

South Park DIGITAL Studios Press Release

"SOUTH PARK" CREATORS TREY PARKER AND MATT STONE
AND COMEDY CENTRAL LAUNCH THE ALL-NEW SOUTHPARKSTUDIOS.COM

NEW SITE FEATURES FULL EPISODES AND CLIPS
FROM THE ENTIRE 12 SEASONS OF
THE EMMY AND PEABODY AWARD-WINNING ANIMATED SERIES


NEW YORK, March 25, 2008 -- South Park Digital Studios LLC, the joint venture between "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and COMEDY CENTRAL, a division of MTVN Entertainment Group, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), announced today the launch of the new southparkstudios.com, which will feature free, streaming, full-length episodes and clips from the entire 12 seasons of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning animated series. The site which rolled out a beta version last Wednesday has already received over three million page views, over two million video plays, and more than a million streams of full episodes.

"The 'South Park' phenomenon began as a viral video clip. Now it continues its digital and creative leadership with the launch of an extensive site devoted entirely to 'South Park,'" said Doug Herzog, president, MTV Networks' Entertainment Group. "Southparkstudios.com is a true representation of Matt and Trey's vision and is the ultimate online destination for 'South Park' fans : allowing them full access to every 'South Park' episode ever created."

When asked about the launch of the new site, Stone and Parker said, "We got really sick of having to download our own show illegally all the time so we gave ourselves a legal alternative."

Anne Garefino, General Manager of South Park Digital Studios, had this to say about the future of southparkstudios.com, "One goal in moving forward is to make every episode of 'South Park' available world-wide. Currently, full episodes are not available in the UK, Australia and a few other foreign territories but we're not far off from making that happen. We have some contractual issues to sift through but we're getting there."

Southparkstudios.com will offer fans an all new "South Park" digital experience. The new site, which was designed by a creative team from "South Park" in conjunction with Schematic, a WWP Digital Company, invites fans to watch full episodes and clips of every "South Park" episode. Of all 169 episodes in the "South Park" Library, 168 are available today. Due to contractual obligations, all new episodes will be available as soon as possible after they premiere on COMEDY CENTRAL and remain available for seven days. These episodes will return to the site permanently 30 days after they premiere. Southparkstudios.com also features extensive video and behind-the-scenes information from all 12 seasons allowing users to see all their favorite "South Park" moments, comment on them and share them with friends.

In addition to the wealth of video content, southparkstudios.com worked with 65 Media to create the South Park Avatar Generator. Users can make themselves into a "South Park" character (Canadians included) with the Official Avatar Generator. They can pick from millions of combinations to create their perfect self portrait in the "South Park" world. To date 35,000 Avatars have been created.

"The interesting part of designing for 'South Park' is to remember that while it is a cartoon, it is not a show, or a site, for kids," said Andrew Solmssen, General Manager and EVP, Schematic. "'South Park' wanted a site that was as clean and well designed as anything on the Web, so that it would showcase and put the proper emphasis on the show content."

Toyota and Virgin are the launch sponsors for the new southparkstudios.com.

Optimizing your SouthParkStudios.com experience

Optimizing your SouthParkStudios.com experience
Welcome to our new, cutting-edge website! We'd like to take a quick second to remind everyone that, in order to get the coolest and fastest experience, we recommend that you run an up-to-date browser such as:

As well as the latest plugins, including:

3407 - halpinm: March 25, 2008

Today in the Production Blog, Production Assistant Special Effects Cinematographer R. Emmett Sibley (not pictured) talks about rotoscoping and hot models. Plus, more pictures of dogs in places we can't even begin to explain.

Check it out!

Catch Britney while you can!

Due to continuing contractual obligations, all new episodes will be available online for 7 days after they premiere on Comedy Central. These episodes will return permanently to the site 30 days after they air.

Watch Major Boobage NOW!

Tonight's all-new episode of South Park, "Major Boobage" is now online! Check it out -- click the "watch this full episode" button!

Major Boobage Uncensored

Wednesday night's episode, "Major Boobage" has been now updated to the UNCENSORED version! Check it out!

Episode 1204 Announcement

This Week on South Park: "Canada on Strike"
The head of the World Canadian Bureau leads the country into a long and painful strike and the responsibility of brokering a settlement rests with the boys.

This all new episode premieres here and on Comedy Central Wednesday night!

Episode 1204 Press Release

From today's Comedy Central Press Release:
CANADA TAKES A STAND
IN AN ALL-NEW "SOUTH PARK" ON
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2 AT 10:00 P.M. ON COMEDY CENTRAL


NEW YORK, March 31, 2008 : Canadians want more money and decide to stage a strike in an all-new episode of "South Park," entitled, "Canada On Strike!," premiering on Wednesday, April 2 at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on COMEDY CENTRAL.

The head of the World Canadian Bureau leads the country into a long and painful strike and the responsibility of brokering a settlement rests with the boys. Meanwhile, people from Denmark flock to the U.S. and cross the picket lines to take the place of the striking Canadians. In conflict over whether or not to stand with their countrymen, Terrance and Phillip uncover the truth behind the outrageous cost of the strike.
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