'South Park' to Tackle COVID-19 in Hour-Long Special Launching 24th Season

By The New ALT 105.3

"South Park" is set to make its return and they'll do so with something many have been hoping to see for months: how the show will take on the coronavirus pandemic.

Entitled "The Pandemic Special," the supesized hour-long episode is set to air Wednesday, September 30th at 8pm on Comedy Central.

"Randy comes to terms with his role in the COVID-19 outbreak as the on-going pandemic presents continued challenges to the citizens of South Park," the show said in an Instagram post. "The kids happily head back to school but nothing resembles the normal that they once knew; not their teachers, not their homeroom, not even Eric Cartman."

The special is the first episode of the show's 24th season and will deal with masks, distance learning, kids going back to school (where teachers have been replaced by cops), and a whole lot more because it's 2020.

Encores will air at 9pm & 10pm after the initial premiere and will be available on HBO Max the following day.

Since debuting in August 1997, the animated series has aired more than 300 episodes and spawned the 1999 feature-length film "South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut."

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