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'South Park' to return on Oct. 5, and all the way through 2013. Kick-ass.

A celebratory dinner at Casa Bonita is in order, PopWatchers: The date for the second half of the 15th season of South Park has been announced! Comedy Central confirmed to EW that the animated series will be returning on Wednesday, October 5 at 10 p.m. The latter half of the 15th season will include seven new episodes.

The network also likely put the fears of many fans to rest that the show’s creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone were calling it quits after they alluded to a possible end to the series during June’s mid-season finale “You’re Getting Old.”  READ FULL STORY

'South Park' mid-season finale: Is this the beginning of the end?

Did Trey Parker and Matt Stone just put making South Park on their Murtaugh List? If last night’s mid-season finale of the animated series was any indication of things to come, then it could very well be that Parker and Stone are getting too old for this, well, you know.

The episode titled, perhaps rather fittingly, “You’re Getting Old,” was all about the fallout from Stan’s 10th birthday party. When he begins to bug his friends off with his intolerable, and apparently incurable cynicism, everything — from music to his doctor’s advice — literally turns to s—.

And while they had fun poking at Stan’s cynicism about pop culture (How is playing L.A Noire supposed to be fun? Doesn’t Zookeeper look like a microwaved turd?), it turned, as it so often does on South Park, into something else entirely. READ FULL STORY

'Family Guy' vs. 'The Simpsons,' Part 2: Is 'South Park' better than both of them?

Tomorrow, EW.com will unveil our list of the 25 greatest animated series ever. We’ll be asking you, beloved readers, to decide which among those choices is the number one TV cartoon ever — a difficult task. To get you in the mood, we asked you to weigh in yesterday on one of the great never-ending conflicts in pop culture: Family Guy or The Simpsons? Some of the responses thoughtfully analyzed the variable nature of comedy: “Family Guy is more uneven,” said Greg Browning, “But when it hits, I belly laugh. Simpsons is consistently chuckle-worthy but I wouldn’t count on it for huge laughs.” Other commenters noted that Simpsons, for all its acclaim, has been in a rather long dry spell; said Glenn, “Simpsons Great Years: 2-7. That’s it, with an occasional good ep since then. Otherwise, completely unwatchable for me.” But there was one rallying cry that swept through the comment boards, starting with Stevie: “This debate is pointless, because South Park is much better than both.”

Chaos! But the Cartman loyalists may have a point. South Park has been on for almost 14 years now, with its 214th episode airing tomorrow night. (That makes the show fifty episodes older than Family Guy.) In a sense, then, South Park is just as much a Grand Old Man of Animation as The Simpsons. And if you ask me, it has also maintained its quality over a significantly longer period than The Simpsons. READ FULL STORY

Is there anyone left for 'South Park' to offend?

As CNN reports, Jesse Curtis Morton, otherwise known as Younus Abdullah Mohammad, was charged with making threats against Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the creators of South Park. He becomes the second person in one year to be charged for South Park protests: Muslim convert Zachary Adam Chesser — who, along with Morton, is a member of Revolution Muslim — was sentenced to 25 years in prison for his online comments after an episode of the series that depicted Muhammad in a bear suit. (In his statements, Chesser told Stone and Parker that they could face violent retribution, and could end up like Theo Van Gogh, who was murdered by an extremist in 2004 after releasing a short film about violence against women in the Muslim world.) READ FULL STORY

'South Park' preview: Cartman goes 'too far'

You know it’s something really bad (or really good, depending on your sense of humor) when the upcoming episode of South Park warns that “Cartman may have gone too far this time.” Tell that to Scott Tenorman.

While so far this season the show has gone by the way of satire (the Royal Wedding, Osama bin Laden, and a horrifying new take on the iPad), it seems South Park is returning this week with a good-old fashioned “d— jokes” episode. It stars Cartman, who  once again finds himself in the principal’s office, this time for posting his classmates, er, shortcomings, on the school bulletin board. But, as always, his punishment is a grave injustice (Kyle’s unfazed reaction to his uproar in the cafeteria says it all, doesn’t it?). Clearly, the educators at South Park Elementary have not learned Eric Cartman is a faaaar more dangerous sociopathic fourth grader when he’s been pushed too far. READ FULL STORY

'South Park' spoofing Royal Wedding tonight. What other current events should it parody?

So far, during this 15th season of South Park, the animated comedy has done its job: It’s been disgusting (thanks for contributing to my diet, HUMANCENTiPAD), relevant (a Osama bin Laden death reference three days after the announcement? Nicely done), and, most importantly, pretty freakin’ funny. And, tonight, I’m expecting no different: As we showed you earlier this week with a teaser clip, Matt Stone and Trey Parker are set to parody the Royal Wedding in “Royal Pudding,” which, at least in part, follows the nuptials of Canadian versions of Prince William and Kate Middleton. (See the teaser clip again after the jump.)

Now, I’m not a wedding fanatic, but, still, is it wrong that I’m anticipating this episode more than I anticipated the Royal Wedding? Either way, I’m digging Stone and Parker’s quick turnaround this season. So I ask you, PopWatchers: What other very current current events are you hoping South Park parodies this season? READ FULL STORY

'South Park' spoofs the Royal Wedding -- Canada-style!

There was no doubt aboot it: South Park was going to have to skewer the Royal Wedding. While the mass hysteria surrounding the nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton has died down substantially, it doesn’t mean Trey Parker and Matt Stone still won’t poke fun at it. And poke fun they will — Comedy Central just offered up a teaser of Wednesday night’s new episode, titled “Royal Pudding.” Rest easy, Will and Kate fans, the newlyweds aren’t exactly ridiculed. Rather, the Candian versions of them will be!

In the episode, just as the Canadian royalty (heh) are getting ready to walk down the aisle, the “aboot to be Princess of Canada” gets kidnapped, causing panic throughout America’s cap. READ FULL STORY

New 'South Park' references death of Osama bin Laden

Boy, those guys are good: Just three days after President Obama announced to the nation that Osama bin Laden had been killed by U.S. forces in Pakistan, Trey Parker and Matt Stone managed to work a reference to the event into Wednesday night’s new episode of South Park. Poking fun at Comedy Central’s recent Comedy Awards, Jimmy and other special ed students hold an awards ceremony celebrating the world’s funniest (Ben Stiller, Jimmy himself, and Tyler Perry were award winners — the latter winning the Kathy Griffin Award, given to the celebrity most likely to show up). It goes awry, however, when the Germans get wind that they’ve been labeled the least funny people in the world. (SPOILERS AHEAD) READ FULL STORY

'South Park' is on TV tonight, but I'll watch online tomorrow. What TV do you only watch on the Web?

South Park has a brilliant history of capitalizing on the news of the day for its story lines, which is why the show’s fans will be eagerly flipping on their TVs tonight to see if Trey Parker and Matt Stone will address the death of Osama bin Laden on this week’s episode.

Well, at least some of those fans. Me? I’ll be “tuning in” tomorrow on my computer, watching the episode via South Park‘s official website. For one thing, Wednesday nights just have too much other television for me to take in (thanks, American Idol, for those continued 90 minute marathons). For another, my fiancé loathes South Park so much, he kinda doesn’t even really like it living inside our DVR. (A recent South Park promo featuring a clip from last week’s “HumancentiPad” elicited this response from him: “Not. Happy.”)

But mostly, I just enjoy watching South Park on my computer more than on my TV. READ FULL STORY

'South Park' meets the (NSFW) 'Human Centipede' in Wednesday's season premiere

There was a time — let’s call it “two weeks ago” — when the only people interested in The Human Centipede were humorous musicals writers, parodical video game constructors, eccentric foot tattoo devotees, tongue-in-cheek sock monkey manufacturers, the folks over at Funnyordie.com, and fans of extreme horror. But this twisted 2010 tale of a crazy German surgeon who stitches together three unfortunate victims to form a, yes, “human centipede” has now invaded mainstream TV comedy.

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