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Comedy Central Airs Controversial "South Park" Episode Again

E! Online reports that Comedy Central is airing the controversial South Park episode “Trapped in the Closet.” The Emmy-nominated episode, which makes fun of the Church of Scientology, was pulled from the schedule in March. It will return to Comedy Central on July 19.

New Episodes of "Futurama" Coming to Comedy Central

E! Online reports that Futurama, the series created by Simpsons creator Matt Groening, will have new episodes that will air exclusively on Comedy Central. The network will air 13 new episodes in 2008, and will air the entire 72 episodes that currently air in reruns on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block. Billy West, Katey Sagal, […]

"South Park" Season 8 Coming to DVD

Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Season 8 of South Park will be available on DVD on August 29. The 3-disc set contains 14 episodes including “Good Times with Weapons,” “AWESOME-O,” and “The Passion of the Jew.”

"South Park" Wins Peabody Award

Comedy Central’s South Park has won one of the 65th annual George Foster Peabody Awards for excellence in radio and TV broadcasting. The committee described South Park as “Comedy Central’s notoriously rude, undeniably fearless lampoon of all that is self-important and hypocritical in American life, regardless of race, creed, color or celebrity status.” A full […]

"South Park" Fans Urge "Mission" Boycott

Fans of Comedy Central’s series South Park have a mission they’ve decided to accept. Their mission is to get the controversial episode “Trapped in the Closet” back on the air. All they are doing is boycotting the new Tom Cruise film Mission: Impossible 3, which will arrive in theaters on May 5. Fans say they […]

Isaac Hayes Spokesperson Denies "South Park" Rumors

A spokesperson for soul singer Isaac Hayes has publicly refuted rumors that Hayes had a stroke in January, and that his decision to quit South Park was made by someone other than Hayes himself. Hayes’ sudden departure was attributed to an episode of South Park that poked fun at the Church of Scientology, while Roger […]

Chef Returns to South Park While C4 Apologizes for "Bloody Mary"

News outlets throughout the country are covering the return of Chef to South Park in last night’s 10th season premiere. All of the news coverage reveals multiple spoilers for events in the episode, including an obvious swipe at the Church of Scientology near the end. In a related story, New Zealand TV channel C4 has […]

Chef Returns to "South Park" (UPDATED)

Comedy Central has announced that James McElroy, a.k.a. “Chef,” will be returning to South Park with this Wednesday’s 10th season premiere episode. The episode synopsis states that Chef returns to the town, but Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny “notice that something about Chef seems different.” There is no word on who will be providing the […]

"South Park" vs. Scientology: Round 2

Many news outlets are reporting rumors that a rebroadcast of the “Trapped in a Closet” episode of South Park was pulled due to threats from Hollywood star Tom Cruise. The episode, originally broadcast last year and originally scheduled to re-air last Wednesday, made fun of the Church of Scientology and Tom Cruise specifically. Representatives for […]

New Zealand Bishops Protest "South Park" Episode

A group of Catholic bishops in New Zealand is protesting an upcoming episode of South Park. The seven bishops sent an open letter to all Catholics to boycott the news services and advertisers of TV3. The episode has drawn criticism from New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark and from Muslim groups expressing solidarity with Catholics. […]

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