The Queens of Broad City are broadening their horizons. Comedy Central confirms the fan-favorite comedy duo of Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer will end the series with a fifth and final season in 2019, but already have new TV projects on the horizon.
Like John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight, The Daily Show is settling in for the long haul. Comedy Central confirms Trevor Noah has extended his contract through at least 2022, with the the addition of annual year-end specials.
Like most, South Park had to readjust in the wake of 2016’s election, and decided to simplify. Now, creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker reveal that Season 21 will do away with last year’s staples altogether, including a Trumped-up Garrison and those meme-able “Member Berries.”
If ever you lament that South Park occupies a brief window of Comedy Central each year, you’re in for a surprise. Stan, Kyle, Cartman, Kenny and the rest will take over the network this year with an eight-day marathon of almost every episode, leading right into the Season 21 premiere.
It was only last week we learned that Ilana and Abbi’s Broad City return was delayed even further to September, and it seems the boys of South Park followed suit. The impressive twenty-first season will wait the better part of a month, premiering in September instead.
Few would accuse South Park of losing its edge, though the yearly cycle understandably has trouble keeping up with current events (at their pace these days). That’s why Season 21 will get back to basics, as creator Trey Parker wants to ditch Trump in favor of “Cartman dressing up like a robot and [screwing] with Butters.”
Revered though it was, Larry Wilmore’s Nightly Show never quite reached the heights of its former Daily Show-Colbert pairing. We’ll see if the next attempt does any better, as Daily Show correspondent Jordan Klepper will soon lead his own 11:30 P.M. show, starting as early as this fall.
Whether or not the South Park brand of satire had lost any steam in Season 20, the most recent run of episodes hit a (figurative) wall when the 2016 Election swung against the result they’d written for. Creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker have a few months to re-energize, but now hint they’ll skew less topical in Season 21, saying “what was actually happening was way funnier than anything we could come up with.”