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South Park Sets Hour-Long Pandemic Special 

Comedy Central has announced that the iconic animated comedy will return with a one-hour special creatively titled “The Pandemic Special.” The episode will air on the cable network on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. 

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 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.

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Beavis And Butt-Head Returning With Two New Seasons (And Spinoffs) At Comedy Central

Comedy Central today announced an expansive deal with Emmy Award-winning Mike Judge to reimagine MTV’s seminal, Gen X-defining “Beavis and Butt-Head,” as well as additional spin-offs and specials.

Launched in 1993, “Beavis and Butt-Head” quickly became a force in pop culture and started a television revolution with its pure, unadulterated, satirical commentary on youth and adolescence.  Centered around two teenage couch potatoes, “Beavis” and “Butt-Head,” the unprecedented concept immediately became part of the vernacular in a way no other adult animated series had before.  Known for tackling social issues including teen obesity, workers’ rights and media trends, the show connected with an entire generation, laying claim as one of the most innovative series in the modern-day zeitgeist.

In this new iteration, “Beavis” and “Butt-head” are entering a whole new Gen Z world.

Comedy Central has ordered two seasons of the new series with meta-themes relatable to both new and old fans – Gen X parents and their Gen Z kids.

Judge is set to write, produce and provide voice over for both iconic characters.

“We are thrilled to be working with Mike Judge and the great team at 3 Arts again as we double down on Adult Animation at Comedy Central” says Chris McCarthy, President of Entertainment & Youth Group.  “Beavis and Butt-Head were a defining voice of a generation, and we can’t wait to watch as they navigate the treacherous waters of a world light-years from their own.”

“It seemed like the time was right to get stupid again,” said Judge.

The deal marks a homecoming for Judge after going on to create other landmark series including “Silicon Valley” and “King of the Hill,” and movies like “Office Space” and “Idiocracy” among others. “Beavis and Butt-Head” marks a return to animation as he looks to recreate a cultural dialogue for a new generation, giving familiar fans and new audiences alike the chance to experience and laugh with America’s favorite animated duo.

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The World Premiere of Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed Debuts On Comedy Central on April 27, 2014. Obsessed Extended & Uncensored Available On CC: Stand-Up Direct, DVD, Blu-ray, CD, Video On Demand & Vinyl On April 29, 2014

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Jim Gaffigan keeps fans full of laughter with the world premiere of his new one-hour stand-up special, “Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed,” debuting Sunday, April 27 at 10pm. The full uncensored special will also be available on the Comedy Central App the day after its premiere.

In front of a live audience at The Wilbur Theater in Boston, Gaffigan’s obsession with all things food comes to fruition as he tackles a cornucopia of new food topics from fruit to seafood to donuts. Never without wry social commentary, Gaffigan digs deep into other obsessions as well, from underwear to weddings to not wanting to smell.

On April 29 the extended and uncensored edition will be available on DVD and Blu-ray and for download on CC: Stand-Up Direct, iTunes, Xbox Video, Sony Entertainment Network, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu and Target. Also on April 29, the “Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed” extended and uncensored edition will be available on CD, vinyl and as a digital album, which can be downloaded via iTunes, Amazon MP3, and other major retailers.

Leading up to the on-air premiere, Comedy Central Stand-Up and cc.com/Gaffigan will feature preview clips from the special. Fans can follow Gaffigan on Twitter at @JimGaffigan.

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