South Park honored with an Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program; new 17th season kicks off with ten all-new episodes on Wednesday, September 25.
NEW YORK –
Long-running animated series South Park received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program last night at the 2012-2013 Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Awards, as awarded by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Five-time Emmy winner South Park was awarded the Emmy for the “Raising the Bar” episode, which addresses childhood obesity and famously features America’s Sweetheart, Honey Boo Boo. (Watch the full episode here.) The series has also won the prestigious Peabody Award for Excellence in Broadcasting.
South Park returns for its 17th season with ten all-new episodes beginning on Wednesday, September 25 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on COMEDY CENTRAL. The all-new episodes from this season are available in HD exclusively on XBOX Live, iTunes, Sony Entertainment Network, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, and Samsung Media Hub. Episodes are also available on SouthParkStudios.com.
Named “One of the All-Time Greatest TV Shows” by Entertainment Weekly, COMEDY CENTRAL's South Park launched on August 13, 1997. Created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, South Park is executive Produced by Parker, Stone, Anne Garefino and Frank C. Agnone II, and produced by Eric Stough, Adrien Beard, Bill Hader, Bruce Howell and Vernon Chatman.
Source: Comedy Central
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.