South Park (season 19)

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South Park (season 19)
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DVD cover
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 10
Release
Original network Comedy Central
Original release September 16 (2015-09-16) – December 9, 2015 (2015-12-09)
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List of South Park episodes

The nineteenth season of the American animated sitcom South Park premiered on Comedy Central on September 16, 2015, and ended on December 9, 2015, containing ten episodes.[1] As with most seasons of the show, all episodes are written and directed by series co-creator and co-star Trey Parker. The Blu-Ray and DVD sets were released exclusively to Best Buy on August 16, 2016, and were available worldwide on September 6.[2]

Much like the previous season, this season features an episode-to-episode continuity, (which the creators called 'serialized lite'[3]) with political correctness as a recurring theme. This season introduced PC Principal as a new major character, replacing South Park Elementary's previous principal, Principal Victoria.

This season featured planned "dark weeks", weeks where no new episodes aired. These were after episode three, episode six, and episode eight.[4]

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed byWritten byOriginal air date Prod.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
2581"Stunning and Brave"Trey ParkerTrey ParkerSeptember 16, 2015 (2015-09-16)19011.76[5]
A new principal at South Park Elementary makes the gang face their politically-incorrect past as they realize a new appreciation for Caitlyn Jenner.
2592"Where My Country Gone?"Trey ParkerTrey ParkerSeptember 23, 2015 (2015-09-23)19021.49[6]
Mr. Garrison is angered by illegal Canadian immigrants coming into town and decides to build a wall to keep them all out, leading him to run for the 2016 U.S. Presidency.
2603"The City Part of Town"Trey ParkerTrey ParkerSeptember 30, 2015 (2015-09-30)19031.32[7]
As the town of South Park is gentrifying around him, Kenny gets a job at City Wok, only to learn that gentrification hurts cities more than helps them.
2614"You're Not Yelping"Trey ParkerTrey ParkerOctober 14, 2015 (2015-10-14)19041.37[8]
Cartman considers himself the top online restaurant reviewer in South Park.
2625"Safe Space"Trey ParkerTrey ParkerOctober 21, 2015 (2015-10-21)19051.21[9]
Cartman is the latest victim of body shaming. Meanwhile, Randy is strong armed into giving to charity.
2636"Tweek x Craig"Trey ParkerTrey ParkerOctober 28, 2015 (2015-10-28)19061.34[10]
After Wendy gives a presentation on yaoi, news of a romantic relationship between Tweek and Craig hits South Park Elementary.
2647"Naughty Ninjas"Trey ParkerTrey ParkerNovember 11, 2015 (2015-11-11)19071.42[11]
The citizens of South Park decide they no longer need a police force in town.
2658"Sponsored Content"Trey ParkerTrey ParkerNovember 18, 2015 (2015-11-18)19081.30[12]
Jimmy's position as editor of the school newspaper conflicts with PC Principal's views.
2669"Truth and Advertising"Trey ParkerTrey ParkerDecember 2, 2015 (2015-12-02)19091.43[13]
PC Principal disappears with two of the 4th grade students as residents investigate the changes happening to South Park.
26710"PC Principal Final Justice"
"PC Principal"
Trey ParkerTrey ParkerDecember 9, 2015 (2015-12-09)19101.83[14]
Kyle has chosen a dangerous alliance over his friendship with Stan.

Reception[edit]

James Poniewozik of The New York Times considered it a revitalizing season for the series, praising its "ambitious, serialized story" and characterizing it as "something like a grand—if messy—unified theory of anger, inequality and disillusionment in 2015 America."[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whalen, Andrew (September 8, 2015). "South Park Season 19 Release Date: Episode 1 Premiere Trailers Disappoint In The Expected Way". iDigitalTimes. Archived from the original on October 3, 2015. Retrieved October 2, 2015. 
  2. ^ Schedeen, Jesse (June 24, 2016). "Get Your First Look at the South Park: Season 19 Blu-Ray Set". IGN. Retrieved June 27, 2016. 
  3. ^ Parker, Trey (November 2017). South Park: The Complete Twentieth Season: "Member Berries" (Audio commentary) (DVD). Paramount Home Entertainment. 
  4. ^ "All-New Episodes Return Next Week!". South Park Studios. October 7, 2015. Retrieved October 9, 2015. 
  5. ^ Dixon, Dani (September 17, 2015). "Wednesday Cable Ratings: CNN's Republican Debate Tops Night + 'Anderson Cooper 360' 'House Hunters', 'Little Women LA', 'Property Brothers' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved September 17, 2015. 
  6. ^ Dixon, Dani (September 24, 2015). "Wednesday Cable Ratings: South Park Tops Night + 'Worst Cooks in America', 'Pardon the Interruption', 'The League' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved September 24, 2015. 
  7. ^ Dixon, Dani (October 1, 2015). "Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'South Park' & 'Teen Mom II' Tie For First + 'Worst Cooks in America', 'Dual Survival' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 2, 2015. 
  8. ^ Porter, Rick (October 15, 2015). "Wednesday Cable Ratings: 'American Horror Story' and MLB lead, plus 'South Park,' 'Teen Mom II'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 17, 2015. 
  9. ^ Porter, Rick (October 22, 2015). "Wednesday cable ratings: 'AHS: Hotel' down in week 3, NLCS clincher leads the day". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on October 23, 2015. Retrieved October 23, 2015. 
  10. ^ Porter, Rick (October 29, 2015). "Wednesday cable ratings: Republican debate sets a CNBC record but down from previous debates". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on October 31, 2015. Retrieved October 30, 2015. 
  11. ^ Porter, Rick (November 12, 2015). "Wednesday cable ratings: 'AHS: Hotel' on top, plus 'Alaskan Bush People,' 'South Park'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 15, 2015. 
  12. ^ Porter, Rick (November 19, 2015). "Wednesday cable ratings: 'AHS: Hotel' stable, 'South Park' down slightly'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 20, 2015. 
  13. ^ Porter, Rick (December 3, 2015). "Wednesday cable ratings: 'AHS: Hotel' dips, news channels rise with shooting coverage". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 5, 2015. 
  14. ^ Porter, Rick (December 10, 2015). "Wednesday cable ratings: 'South Park,' 'AHS' and 'Alaskan Bush People' lead". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 11, 2015. 
  15. ^ James Poniewozik (December 8, 2015). "How 'South Park' Perfectly Captures Our Era of Outrage". The New York Times. Retrieved December 9, 2015. 

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