With all the Comic-Con 2014 excitement swirling about, it can be difficult to remember that life will go on beyond July, and summer certainly holds more of our favorite TV premieres to come. Comedy Central's long-running 'South Park' has always seemed few and far between with its airing, but at long last, the 18th season for Stan, Kyle, Kenny, Cartman and the rest of the town has a premiere date!
Yes, it’s a little odd that another LEGO movie is coming out so quickly after the release of, well, ‘The LEGO Movie’ – that also features an animated LEGO mini-fig voiced by a well-known celebrity. In this case, it’s Jason Bateman (as opposed to Chris Pratt) and this is a documentary (or, as they are calling it, a “brickumentary”), not a narrative feature.
‘Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary’ (which premiered this week at the Tribeca Film Festival) is a sort of companion piece, as opposed to direct competitor, to the aforementioned ‘The LEGO Movie’ – especially considering that ‘The LEGO Movie’ is mentioned quite a few times over the course of this film and we even see the shooting of a particular scene. (Funny, if you don’t want to be spoiled on how ‘The LEGO Movie’ ends, you probably should avoid ‘Beyond the Brick.’) Also, it’s endlessly fascinating.
'South Park' has given fans a few causes for alarm in recent years, with series creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker cutting episode orders per season and individual episodes seemingly foretelling an imminent end to the series, but its latest scare proves less than electrifying. October 16 episode "Goth Kids 3: Dawn of the Posers" has been pushed back a week, with a repeat to air in its place, following an unexpected power outage at South Park Studios.
Considering 'South Park's amazing length and cultural relevance, fans have endured long periods of speculation over when its increasingly prolific creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker would hang up their parkas, and finally close the doors on the long-running series. As the series heads into a 17th season, and Parker and Stone prepare the launch of their own studio, might 'South Park's days be coming to an end? Learn when season 17 premieres and for how many episodes inside!