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Comedy Central renews 'South Park' for three more seasons

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It seems like just yesterday South Park was regaling us with tales of mentally disabled clones and anal probes in its inaugural season, but can you believe it? The Comedy Central staple, which started in 1997, is getting three more seasons on the network. Given that Matt Stone and Trey Parker have already produced an episode with Penn State jokes in it, it's safe to say they can stay topical.

"The collective genius of Matt and Trey knows no bounds," Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless told E! in a statement. "Week after week and season after season they continue to surprise and delight South Park fans."

The deal will extend the series into its 20th season, making it the longest-running animated series on basic cable. "Comedy Central has been our home for 15 years and we love working there," Parker and Stone said in a statement. "South Park is a blast and we can't wait to make more." Plus, they no doubt now have a Highlander-style blood feud with The Simpsons at this point. One shall stand ... and one shall fall!

[Photo: Comedy Central]

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