Did you guys hear that? That’s the sound of basic cable channel Comedy Central and MTV Networks opening up the cash registers to sign the Comedy Central show “South Park” for three extra years, meaning they’ll have the show until 2011. It’s also the sound of Trey Parker and Matt Stone rolling around in piles of money and lighting cigarettes with $20 bills, because the creators of “South Park” (as well as animated movies “Team America” and “South Park: The Movie”) just got PAID. P-A-I-D. How rich was the deal? Read and weep, you bums:
“South Park” creators raised eyebrows with their deal with their New York employer involving a 50-50 ad revenue split, unusual in the television industry.
“South Park” creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker and Comedy Central, a unit of Viacom’s MTV Networks, agreed to a three-year extension of the show and its creators’ contracts through 2011, giving Stone and Parker increases in salaries and advances from DVDs, merchandising, syndication and international sales, The New York Times said. (via)
Of course, this is good news for Parker and Stone, but also great news for the fans. Three more guaranteed years of “South Park”? You’re damn right that’s good news!
Now if only they’ll get off their asses and make “Team America 2: The Vendetta”, I’ll be a happy boy…