The SP Timeline 2017

Hiatus 2017

  1. December 14, 2016 - Despicable Me 3 - Official Trailer 1 (Universal Pictures) HD starring Trey Parker as supervillain Balthazar Bratt!
  2. January 5, 2017 - Check out this graph, and read what I've gathered from it.
  3. Highest-rated season on average is Season 8
    Lowest-rated season on average is Season 16
    Highest-rated eps are "Scott Tenorman Must Die" and "Make Love, Not Warcraft"
    Lowest-rated eps are "A Million Little Fibers" and "Funnybot"
    Fastest rise is Season 17, which ended strong with the Black Friday Trilogy
    Fastest drop is Season 20 - started off strong and just sank
    Season 10 has the distinction of having one of the highest-rated episodes AND one of the lowest-rated episodes.
    There are five years between the two highest-rated episodes
    There are five years between the two lowest-rated episodes
  4. January 29, 2017 - Mister Si has been compiling camparison videos showing the changes the animators made between the original DVD releases and the re-rendered episodes. He's made it to "Death" so far.
  5. South Park HD Changes: Death
    South Park HD Changes: An Elephant Makes Love To A Pig
    South Park HD Changes: Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boat Ride
    South Park HD Changes: Volcano
    South Park HD Changes: Weight Gain 4000
    South Park HD Changes: Cartman Gets An Anal Probe
  6. February 2, 2017 - Matt and Trey couldn't keep up with Trump, so they couldn't be as funny as usual, and they're not the only ones.
  7. Op Ed: The Left has a post-truth problem too. It's called comedy.
    Donald Trump too hard to satirise, say South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone
  8. February 7, 2017 - Still no official release date, though last June we were given a December 6 date. This will be updated every Tuesday until the game comes out.
  9. Time for the countdown to begin - The Fractured But Whole could come out in one of the 7 Tuesdays remaining in Q1...

    February 14
    February 21
    February 28
    March 7
    March 14

    The following Tuesdays are in both Spring and Q1

    March 21
    March 28

    If the game has indeed been postponed to Spring and not in March, then it will come out in one of the following 12 Tuesdays...

    April 4
    April 11
    April 18
    April 25
    May 2
    May 9
    May 16
    May 23
    May 30
    June 6
    June 13
    June 20

  10. February 9, 2017 - The release date timeline below is now obsolete. The game has been postponed yet again (GameSpot), with the range of the release date starting on April Fool's Day in two months and extending to March 31 of next year. No explanation given.
  11. February 11, 2017 - As far as we still know, future seasons will be 10 episodes each, and there are three seasons left to go before Matt and Trey decide to renew their contracts or resign, but there are rumblings inside Comedy Central that these next three seasons might be a bit longer - 12 episodes each - based on how sharply Season 20 dropped after the first six episodes aired.

    Matt and Trey gave their assessment of the season in the last two episode titles: Season 20 was "Not Funny," and so we saw "The End Of Serialization As We Know It." Matt and Trey have decided that season-long arcs won't be back. This means a return to S17 (and earlier) format, which had seven random episodes and a trilogy.

    A reason was given as to why Gerald got such a big role last season: he had risen in popularity while Butters and Kyle had fallen, and Randy and Cartman had never been so unpopular. (Cartman was probably given a soft side to boost his popularity again, but I don't think it worked. People want the old Cartman back) On the other hand, their popularity could be based on the roles they got in the first half of the season, with Gerald getting popular because he got such a meaty role, while Cartman and Butters dropped because they got roles that are contrary to their demeanors.

    A user on reddit known as UsedToThrowaway has posted some inside info from the meetings he's attended at CC. He first posted on October 27 (after "Fort Collins"), again on December 8 (after the season finale), and a third time yesterday, and what I've posted here comes from those posts.

  12. May 15, 2017 - Season 21 begins on August 23!!! Three weeks earlier than I had expected! The South Park Calendar has been updated accordingly. The summer schedule now looks like this:
  13. June 2-4 - Colossal Clusterfest. Foods you've seen on the show will appear in real life here. :)
    June 13 - Season 20 DVD/Blu-ray comes out. An LP-sized version with four disks will also be available.
    June 13-15 - E3 2017. Hopefully some new The Fractured But Whole gameplay footage.
    June 30 - Despicable Me 3 hits theaters. Trey is supervillain Balthazar Bratt.
    July 20–23 - San Diego Comic Con. Hopefully some new The Fractured But Whole gameplay footage.
    August 13 - The show's 20th anniversary.which means...
    August 23 - Season 21 premieres.
    September. sometime - New South Park: The Fractured But Whole and TV Series Construction Sets From McFarlane
    October 17 - The Fractured But Whole finally hits stores!
  14. July 7, 2017 - Season opener delayed until September 13.
  15. July 16, 2017 - South Park isn't anywhere on SDCC's schedule, which is a bummer, as some fans have questions about unreselved plot lines from last season.
  16. September 8, 2017 - Five more days until Season 21 begins, so we should be seeing previews in two days. Otherwise, the post below is full of The Fractured But Whole info and Seasons 1-11 on Blu-ray, finally!
  17. Eighty-nine minutes of gameplay, from creating your character to finding out what you really are, lol. Male, female, or other. Cis- or transgender. You can set the difficulty of the game, and that sets the darkness of your skin. Easy is white, very difficult is black. In this gameplay you fight the burglars, the sixth graders (twice), the Raisins girls (twice), the priests, and the rednecks. The member berries are in this game as tangential characters.

    Choose your side:
    Coon and Friends
    Freedom Pals

    South Park Seasons 1-11 finally make it to Blu-ray this fall!
    Seasons 1 through 5 arrive on November 21, 2017.
    Seasons 6 through 11 arrive on December 19, 2017.

    No indication that there will be commentaries for Season 2.

Fall 2017

  1. September 13, 2017 - Well, the episode has aired, and it was a weak opener with Cartman dropping Heidi for Alexa, a computer-generated voice, but here's the episode info anyway. :(
  2. Episode 2101 - White People Renovating Houses

    Protests break out on the streets of South Park. Protestors armed with tiki torches and confederate flags take to the streets of South Park. Randy comes to grips with what it means to be white in today’s society. Images - right-click for big.

    You Will Not Replace Us!

  3. September 17, 2017 - Here's the episode info for "Put It Down" :) Another relationship seems headed for doom.
  4. Episode 2102 - Put It Down

    North Korea takes aim at South Park. When Tweek is caught in the middle of a petty conflict, it drives his relationship with Craig to the brink. Images - right-click for big.

    What am I supposed to do?
  5. September 25, 2017 - Here's the episode info for "Holiday Special" :) Another Randy episode.
  6. Episode 2103 - Holiday Special

    An undeniable bond is formed: In a return to form, a forbidden love story between a white man and a Native American man unfolds. However, the boys story exploits people’s misery for laughs. 4 ½ out of 5 stars. A-

    DNA and Me
  7. October 8, 2017 - Here's the episode info for "Franchise Prequel" :) A Professor Chaos episode which sets up the split of Coon & Friends into two groups, something which was once supposed to be in TFBW itself.
  8. Episode 2104 - Franchise Prequel

    The head of Facebook comes to South Park. Professor Chaos has found the perfect tool to spread lies and misinformation about Coon and friends. In trying to save their reputation, the boys come face to face with Mark Zuckerberg.

    Spreading Chaos
  9. October 15, 2017 - Here's the episode info for "Hummels & Heroin" :) An episode on th opioid epidemic among the elderly..
  10. Episode 2105 - Hummels & Heroin

    Beloved entertainers are being cut down in their prime due to massive overdoses of opiates. Drugs are flowing into South Park. A passionate young health advocate has traced the source of these illegal meds and is about to expose Stan Marsh.

    One Of Our Greatest Entertainers
  11. October 23, 2017 - Here's the episode info for "Sons A Witches" :) It's a Halloween episode!
  12. Episode 2106 - Sons A Witches

    It only takes one bad witch to ruin it for all witches. This year at the traditional Halloween get together, a witch casts a spell that terrorizes the town and ruins Halloween for the boys. Cartman sees a way to use the witch’s power to his advantage.

    What's Up, Witches!
  13. November 6, 2017 - Here's the episode info for "Doubling Down" :) Heidi's not letting go THAT easily.
  14. Episode 2107 - Doubling Down

    No amount of peer pressure can get Heidi to break up with Cartman. Kyle doesn’t understand why Heidi won’t break up with Cartman. He’s playing with fire when he gets in the middle of the school’s most talked about couple.

    Heidi broke up with meeee.
  15. November 12, 2017 - Here's the episode info for "Moss Piglets" :) Tardigrades for, ahem, retards.
  16. Episode 2108 - Moss Piglets

    It’s time for the annual science fair. Jimmy and Timmy’s project has caught the attentions of some very important people. Their experiment could have far reaching implications that could save the world… and they might even win first prize in this year’s science fair.

    Special Ed Science Fair
  17. November 26, 2017 - Here's the episode info for "SUPER HARD PCness" :) It’s never been more challenging to be a PC Principal.
  18. Episode 2109 - SUPER HARD PCness

    PC Principal is wrestling with some unfamiliar feelings. Meanwhile, boys will be boys except for Kyle who, for the first time, seems to see things differently from the rest of his friends.

    What's Bringing You In Today?
  19. December 3, 2017 - Here's the episode info for "Splatty Tomato" :) Season finale, and what's going on with the Prez?
  20. Episode 2110 - Splatty Tomato

    The President has been scaring the children of South Park. The children of South Park claim to have seen Mr. Garrison lurking around town and they’re frightened. The town comes together to make the President go away.

    Safely Removed