It will be the second longest animated series after The Simpsons.
The announcement was made before the 23rd season, which is scheduled for September 25th. Thus, the series will end no earlier than 2023.
With three additional seasons, South Park will be the longest running animated series after The Simpsons – they have 30 seasons and 662 episodes.
Comedy Central cable channel president Kent Alerman said the network “will create as many seasons as he wants.”
The creators of the series Trey Parker and Matt Stone joked that “their efforts to cancel the show were unsuccessful.”