Can ‘South Park’ Boost Paramount+ Long-Term?

ViacomCBS streaming service hopes the kids from Colorado can continue its momentum

Don’t look now, but Paramount+ may finally have some momentum. Coming off a few strong weeks thanks to its very own series from “Yellowstone” creator Taylor Sheridan and a certain giant red canine, the ViacomCBS streaming service finally gets a “South Park” to call its own — just two years after the media giant offloaded the streaming rights to the first 26 seasons of the show to rival HBO Max.

On Thanksgiving, “South Park” debuts the first of 14 specials (don’t call them movies) as part of its massive new $900 million deal with series creators and showrunners Matt Stone and Trey Parker. Thanks to a complicated set of licensing deals, this will mark the first time that “South Park,” which airs on ViacomCBS sister cable network Comedy Central, will debut something exclusively for Paramount+.

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Tim Baysinger

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