The SP Timeline 2013

Hiatus 2013

  1. January 6, 2013 - Winter hiatus, nothing to report, so here are some dates to remember:
    February 25 - The Book of Mormon begins previews at the Prince of Wales Theatre.
    March 21 - The Book of Mormon premieres at the Prince of Wales Theatre. Matt and Trey will probably be there to oversee how the play is doing, so the 17th season may begin as late as April 24. One may expect the Season 16 DVD set and The Stick of Truth to come out on April 23, but that is subject to change.
  2. January 16, 2013 - "South Park" Creators to Start Company, Important Studios. Yes, Matt and Trey are finally starting their own production company, which means that South Park will likely end in four years if Important Studios takes off. One of their plans is to bring The Book of Mormon to the big screen. I wish them well, but I'm still waiting for the start date for Season 17 as well as the Season 16 DVD set release date. South Park: The Stick of Truth is set to drop on March 5.
  3. January 23, 2013 - South Park Studios Fights THQ Over Sale of The Stick of Truth. Long story short: either THQ publishes the game, or there will be no game unless South Park Studios approves the sale of the game to Ubisoft. It looks like THQ has the upper hand on this one. I mean, who cares who publishes it, as long as the game is already complete and ready to roll out?
  4. January 24, 2013 - So here's how "South Park: The Stick of Truth" fared in yesterday afternoon's auction (Thanks to Kotaku):
    License; South Park: The Stick of Truth is due for release March 5.
    Winning bidder: Ubisoft, $3,265,306
  5. January 27, 2013 - Looks like South Park won't be back on the air until September 25, and there will only be 10 episodes a year from now on. This site, and the South Park Studios message board (which is riddled with spammers who have gotten past the captchas), will be pretty quiet until the season begins eight months from now. This sucks. But Matt and Trey now have Important Studios and need to tend to that, a new reality show to produce featuring Les Claypool and Mickey Melchioondo, and the movie version of TBoM to start work on, as well as the Stick of Truth to hash out with Ubisoft, so they'll be set when South Park goes off the air. Now, we'll still have South Park until 2016, and MnT want to keep the show going after that, but we don't know what's going to happen then. The New Yorker has an article on MnT's future plans. Check it out.
  6. February 13, 2013, 2013 - In light of Pope Benedict's abdication of the papacy for health reasons, soneone has suggested a certain religious figure for the papal throne:
  7. March 30, 2013 - No new South Park this Spring. Boooooo! Oh well, at least there's some news on The Book of Mormon: The Musical. Maybe they'll get some Oscar nominations, and then some Oscar wins the year after the movie comes out. The highlights:
    1. Creation of Important Studios. BOM will be the first movie these studios will make.
    2. Too many details released - whom they'd like to star in it (Justin Bieber - but you can take that with a grain of salt).
    3. Change in South Park production schedule - 10 episodes instead of 14 (but this will be ongoing, not just for this year).
  8. April 28, 2013 - Park Fest is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 16th, 2013 at the Falls Church Presbyterian Church in Falls Church, Virginia. Quite the move from a summer event, heh.
  9. May 2, 2013 - Yesterday night, South Park Studios (@SouthPark) hosted a live Twitter event for "Make Love, Not Warcraft." Here are the tweets and images @Southpark posted.
  10. June 13, 2013 - Matt and Trey have been doing the rounds at E3 for "South Park: The Stick of Truth". Here are two articles and a video about it. :)
    Q&A: Trey Parker, Matt Stone talk "South Park: The Stick of Truth" video game at E3 (The Washington Post, Business)
    South Park: The Stick of Truth - Matt Stone & Trey Parker on South Park: The Stick of Truth - IGN Live - E3 2013 (IGN)
  11. June 25, 2013 - IGN reports that Season 16 will come out on DVD and BRD on September 24, the day before Season 17 begins. Our long national nightmare will soon be over, lol.
  12. July 2, 2013 - Some overdue updates on the Trey Parker and Matt Stone page - their marriages, and Trey's divorce and current relatiionship.
  13. July 17, 2013 - The South Park Calendar for the rest of this year (subject to change):
    1. July 18 - Comic Con panel about "The Stick of Truth." MnT reveal that they've got four of the ten episodes planned out.
    2. End of August - Writers will go on a writers' retreat to flesh out the episodes.
    3. September 24 - Season 16 comes out on Blu-ray and DVD (but it's been on iTunes for months now)
    4. September 25 - Season 17 begins
    5. November 19 - "The Stick of Truth" is set to hit stores.
  14. August 22, 2013 - DVD and Blu-ray art for Season 16 was released some time ago. Pre-order at Amazon - DVD: $28.89, Blu-ray: $37.99. You can check out large versions of the cover art there. :)
  15. September 16, 2013 - From Saturday's Creative Arts Emmy Awards. :) Yes, it won its fifth Emmy. :D
    OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM
    (Programming One Hour or Less):
    "SOUTH PARK"
    "Raising The Bar"

    Comedy Central: Anne Garefino, Executive Producer;
    Deborah Liebling, Executive Producer;
    Trey Parker, Executive Producer/Writer/Director;
    Matt Stone, Executive Producer

  16. September 21, 2013 - Changes to this site: two seasonal updates instead of four in the timeline. That's about it, lol. New episodes begin in four days. South Park Studios is using social media on its site now, with live tweets before the new episodes, and Facebook plugins thoughout the site. It has its own wiki section now, which promises to be more exhaustive than my dyns. We'll see about that. :)
  17. September 21, 2013 - Starting tonight and for 95 hours... The marathon will be comprised of 94 hours, 59 minutes and 40 seconds of "South Park" content online, including Matt Stone and Trey Parker's "Year of the Fan" commentary to introduce the Top 15 episodes, as well as the full-length "6 Days to Air" documentary about the making of "South Park." I wanna hear the bolded commentary! Anyhow, the announcement mentions 234 episodes. We know that there have actually been 237 episodes, and we already know which three episodes won't be streaming on the site any time soon, and thus won't be part of the marathon, so that's that.

Fall 2013

  1. September 23, 2013 - Cartman infiltrates the NSA in an all-new episode of "South Park" titled, "Let Go, Let Gov," Premiering Weds at 10p. With the changes being made to South Park Studios, there may not be press release video. I'll figure it out.
  2. Episode 1701 - Let Go, Let Gov

    Cartman wants to hold the government accountable for secretly monitoring all of his personal information in an all-new episode of "South Park" titled, "Let Go, Let Gov." When Cartman manages to get himself behind the doors of the NSA, he doesn't like what he finds in his personal file. He thinks it's time he told everyone the truth. Meanwhile, Butters finds someone new to listen to his prayers.

  3. September 24, 2013 - Wow, South Park Studios is spreading out over the Internet. Check it out:
  4. New South Park links to add to my directory. All of them are official links for the show. I'm sure there are more, and boy do the Studios' Web masters have their work cut out for them, lol. The new look the Studios had for a week has been shelved for now, but may come back if they get the kinks worked out.
    South Park on Rebel Mouse
    South Park on Twitter
    South Park on Facebook
    South Park on Tumblr
    South Park on Instagram

  5. September 25, 2013 - Today's the day! And there's a rekease date for The Stick of Truth! December 10!
  6. UBISOFT ANNOUNCES SOUTH PARK: THE STICK OF TRUTH RELEASE DATE, UNVEILS GRAND WIZARD EDITION, REVEALS NEW TRAILER AND EVERYTHING

    Limited collectors' edition a must-have for die-hard South Park fans.

    THE 17TH SEASON PREMIERE OF "SOUTH PARK" AIRS TONIGHT AT 10:00 P.M. ET/PT ON COMEDY CENTRAL"

    Today, Ubisoft, South Park Digital Studios, and Obsidian Entertainment announced South Park: The Stick of Truth, will be available on the North American continent on December 10 for the PlayStation computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC.

    Fans can check out the latest action in South Park: The Stick of Truth by watching the new "Destiny" trailer, released today. In the trailer, the New Kid steps forth and fulfills his, well, destiny.

    About South Park: The Stick of Truth

    Arm yourself with weapons of legend to defeat underpants gnomes, hippies and other forces of evil. Discover the lost Stick of Truth and earn your place at the side of Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny as their new friend. Succeed, and you shall be South Park's savior, cementing your social status in South Park Elementary. Fail, and you will forever be known as a loser.

    In addition, consumers who pre-order South Park: The Stick of Truth will also receive the Ultimate Fellowship Pack. Choose your class and pick your perk with four exclusive Stick of Truth costumes that come equipped with special abilities. Suit up as the Necromancer Sorcerer to increase your fire damage, earn extra gold by equipping the Rogue Assassin outfit, deal extra weapon damage with the Ranger Elf costume, or raise your defense with the Holy Defender outfit.

    South Park: The Stick of Truth Grand Wizard Edition, a must-have for any self-respecting South Park fan worth his weight in cheesy poofs, will also be available on December 10 for the expected retail price of $79.99. This limited Grand Wizard Edition features a trove of mystical items from the deepest reaches of South Park to aid you in your quest to acquire the Stick of Truth and rid the realm of evil.

    The Grand Wizard Edition includes:

    South Park: The Stick of Truth Game

    The full game on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, or PC.

    Grand Wizard Kidrobot Cartman Figure

    Pose the Grand Wizard Cartman and his stick of authority with this six-inch replica figure from Kidrobot. The Grand Wizard Cartman figure is not available in stores and can only be found in the Grand Wizard Edition.

    Kingdom of South Park Map

    The entire town of South Park has been charted, plotted, and mapped. Chronicle your own conquests with this one-of-a-kind piece of South Park history.

    The Stick of Truth Ultimate Fellowship Pack

    Unlock the ultimate fellowship! Included for free in the Grand Wizard edition.

  7. September 26, 2013 - The ratings are in and South Park had its largest audience since 2010: 4.43 million Total Viewers! Read more here.
  8. September 30, 2013 - Oh boy, the kids' parents are acting strange again...
  9. Episode 1702 - Informative Murder Porn

    The boys are concerned that their parents are going to try to kill each other, so they use the game of MINECRAFT as a distraction. The kids are trying to keep their parents from watching graphic sex and violence on television. Now Randy and Sharon?s nightly TV routine is interrupted and getting their "Informative Murder Porn" back is a matter of life and death.

  10. October 2, 2013 - New section coming - The South Park Live Tweets. But I won't be posting them live, I'll post them a few days later. So far, there have been live tweets for "Awesom-O," "Make Love, Not Warcraft," and "Raising The Bar." Tonight's live tweet is about last week's episode, "Let Go, Let Gov." Enjoy it and tonight's episode!
  11. October 3, 2013 - The Live Tweet for "Let Go, Let Gov."
  12. October 6, 2013 - This week it's just Cartman... being Cartman.
  13. Episode 1703 - World War Zimmerman

    The world faces death, destruction, chaos and Eric Cartman. Cartman is deeply disturbed by a single person whom he sees as a threat to all humanity. He races around the country to put an end to Patient Zero, the ticking time bomb that is Token.

  14. October 11, 2013 - The Live Tweet for "Informative Murder Porn."
  15. October 14, 2013 - This week it's the Vamps and the Goths joining forces to help out a Goth.
  16. Episode 1704 - Goth Kids 3: Dawn of the Posers

    The Goth kids team up with their sworn enemies. One of the Goth kids has been sent to a camp for troubled children. When she returns, her friends find her changed in a disturbing way. With their very existence threatened, the Goths have to do something drastic. They are forced to ask the Vamp kids for help.

  17. October 16, 2013 - Due to a power outage at the Studios, tonight's episode will air next Wednesday. There were two breaks scheduled this season - on Octuber 23 and November 27. With yesterday's power outage, today became the break and next Wednesday will see "Goth Kids 3: Dawn of the Posers." As a consolation, @SouthPark posted two live tweets, for "World War Zimmerman" and "Scott Tenorman Must Die."
  18. October 27, 2013 - The Live Tweet for "Nightmare On Face Time" now up. This week it's Ike hitting puberty early. The title has me thinking of Breaking Bad, heh.
  19. Episode 1705 - Taming Strange

    Kyle doesn?t understand WHAT?S HAPPENING TO HIS BABY BROTHER. Ike just isn?t himself lately and he and Kyle are growing apart. Kyle goes to the guidance counselor for advice but Mr. Mackey is too busy dealing with the bugs in the school?s new integrated technology system to help. Kyle decides to take Ike to a live performance of his favorite show; Yo Gabba Gabba. He hopes it'll make his little brother like him again.

  20. November 3, 2013 - The Live Tweet for "Goth Kids 3: Dawn of the Posers" now up. The Stick of Truth won't be coming out until March 4 next year
  21. November 3, 2013 - This week it's about the red heifer prophecy. In Christian prophecy, the red heifer heralds the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem, which precedes the return of Jesus. As we fans know, though, Jesus is always nearby and so doesn't need to "return." Jesus is more active on the show than he ever is in real life. :D
  22. Episode 1706 - Ginger Cow

    Cartman's latest prank has brought about the necessary spiritual conditions for world peace. Religious leaders descend upon South Park to witness a Biblical prophecy that has been fulfilled. Cartman and Kyle are the only two at odds as the world embarks upon a thousand years of peace and harmony.

  23. November 11, 2013 - If The Stick of Truth had come out on November 19, as had been planned, this would have been AWESOME. Now it's just awesome. live tweet for "Taming Strange" are now up.
  24. Episode 1707 - Black Friday

    Anticipation for the biggest shopping day of the year is building. The dark days of winter are coming and that can only mean one thing: the fight to be the first in the mall on Black Friday has begun. The boys prepare to battle the crowds the day after Thanksgiving to get the best deal on the new gaming systems. Meanwhile Randy gets a job working as a mall security guard to help control the insane number of people lining up to take advantage of the official first day of holiday shopping.


  25. November 17, 2013 - The Live Tweet for "Ginger Cow" now up.
  26. November 18, 2013 - A Stick of Truth continues.
  27. Episode 1708 - A Song of Ass and Fire

    Hordes of soulless shoppers approach the mall in anticipation of the Black Friday sales. The console wars are heating up in South Park. Princess Kenny's betrayal has left Cartman out for revenge. The kids prepare for an epic battle where one faction's favorite gaming device will come out on top. Will Stan and Kyle's friendship survive Black Friday?

  28. November 22, 2013 - The picture you see in the episode description did not appear in the episode. Maybe it will appear in two weeks.
  29. November 24, 2013 - The Live Tweet for "Black Friday" now up.
  30. December 2, 2013 - Will this episode be the final episode in this story arc, or will there be a fourth epiosde in the arc that will also mark the end of the season? Find out this Wednesday!
  31. Episode 1709 - Titties and Dragons

    The doors to the mall will finally open this week and only one gaming device will be the winner. Princess Kenny?s charm has brought more and more support to the PlayStation camp. Cartman and Kyle have not wavered in their loyalty to X-Box. But now, the wait is over. It's time for everyone who has lined up to seize their opportunity for Black Friday sales. it?s going to be a bloodbath and only one side will be left standing.

  32. December 8, 2013 - The picture you see in the episode description for "A Song of Ass and Fire" did not appear in the trilogy at all.
  33. December 9, 2013 - The preview clip has Butters telling Wendy what his taste in women is (and the name of the girl he rejected), and this sets her off. And out of her anger, Clyde gets a girlfriend. Probably the one Butters rejected. Hmmm...
  34. Episode 1710 - The Hobbit

    Wendy tries to fix up one of her girl friends with Butters. Wendy tries to prove a point about how much pressure little girls feel to look like celebrities. Her latest soapbox issue gets her in trouble with everyone at school. It also gets Clyde a new girlfriend.

  35. December 12, 2013 - The Live Tweet for "A Song Of Ass And Fire" now up.
  36. December 15, 2013 - The Live Tweet for "Titties And Dragons" now up. This ends Season 17 (except for Wednesday's live tweet for "The Hobbit"), and Season 18 can be expected to start on Septmber 24 next year. I was hoping ten episodes a year would be concentrated awesomeness, but nope, didn't happen this year.