South Park Is Returning For Its First Hour-Long Special

  • South Park Is Returning For Its First Hour-Long Special

South Park Is Returning For Its First Hour-Long Special

"South Park" is the latest show to be tackling the coronavirus pandemic. Check out the first trailer and get more details below.

Randy, Stan's dad, "comes to terms with his role in the COVID-19 outbreak" in the special, but every citizen of South Park is affected.

The one-off South Park special is the latest news out of Comedy Central, which is dramatically altering its original programming strategy to focus on adult animation. Eric Cartman and the rest of the kids head back to school, but their new normal is anything but normal.

Comedy Central announced the hour-long special Tuesday and released a teaser for the episode. It had been going downhill for a while (arguably since they portrayed Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as equally bad options during the 2016 presidential election), but I stuck with it as the show struggled to figure out how to stay relevant in the Trump era.

In a textbook case of Randy Marsh being Randy Marsh, he is using the pandemic to boost his weed sales.

South Park is coming back - and addressing the current global health crisis. Like the actual, lifestyle in "South Park" has actually been actually switched bottom-side-up.

News of the special comes nearly exactly a year after "South Park" was renewed through season 26 by Comedy Central, which is nearly entirely exiting the scripted live-action business in favor of animated and late-night fare.