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Season Sixteen of South Park began on March 14, 2012. It contains fourteen episodes, which has been the standard number of episodes since Season Eight.


The possibility of South Park continuing beyond the fifteenth season was first mentioned in a March 2011 interview by The Hollywood Reporter with Trey Parker and Matt Stone. In the interview, they said that they were contracted through 2013, at that point. The renewal was not officially announced, so some called the statement into question as a possible error. This statement was called into further question after "You're Getting Old" aired in June 2011, with many believing the end of the series was near. A few days later, Trey and Matt appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and voiced their love for the show and plans to continue.

In late July 2011, the statement resurfaced in an interview with Anne Garefino, an executive producer on South Park and The Book of Mormon. Finally on July 27, 2011, it was formally announced by South Park Studios that the series was renewed for at least two additional seasons, through 2013, as Parker, Stone and Garefino had previously stated. On November 16, 2011, it was announced that South Park had been renewed through 2016.


Screenshot Title Air Date Code #
ReverseCowgirlPromo "Reverse Cowgirl" March 14, 2012 1601 224

When one of the boys leaves the toilet seat up after he uses the bathroom, an unspeakable tragedy occurs.

CashForGoldPromo "Cash For Gold" March 21, 2012 1602 225

Cartman launches his own gem shopping channel.

FaithHillingPromo "Faith Hilling" March 28, 2012 1603 226

The kids are in danger when new trends start to evolve and shift at a rapid pace.

JewpacabraPromo2 "Jewpacabra" April 4, 2012 1604 227

The town's big Easter Egg Hunt is in jeopardy when Cartman produces video evidence of a mysterious creature lurking in the woods.

ButterballsPromo1 "Butterballs" April 11, 2012 1605 228

Butters is the victim of an unlikely bully.

IShouldHaveNeverGoneZipliningPromo "I Should Have Never Gone Ziplining" April 18, 2012 1606 229

The boys' ziplining adventure becomes a terrifying test of survival.

CartmanFindsLovePromo "Cartman Finds Love" April 25, 2012 1607 230

The time has finally come for Cartman to let a special someone know exactly how he feels.

SarcastaballPromo2 "Sarcastaball" September 26, 2012 1608 231

South Park Elementary takes steps to address football's concussion crisis.

RaisingtheBarPromo "Raising the Bar" October 3, 2012 1609 232

Cartman finally admits he's fat and immediately gets a mobility scooter.

InsecurityPromo "Insecurity" October 10, 2012 1610 233

Cartman signs up for a home security system.

GoingNativePromo2 "Going Native" October 17, 2012 1611 234

It is time for Butters to begin a journey where he will follow in the path of his Hawaiian ancestors.

NightmareonFacetimePromo "A Nightmare on Face Time" October 24, 2012 1612 235

Randy's big plans for Halloween night keep Stan from trick or treating with his friends.

ScauseForApplausePromo "A Scause For Applause" October 31, 2012 1613 236

A serious doping scandal shakes everyone's faith in a beloved icon. Everyone who once supported the fallen hero is now cutting off their symbolic yellow wristbands.

ObamaWinsPromo2 "Obama Wins!" November 7, 2012 1614 237

Eric Cartman is hiding something in his bedroom that could change the entire outcome of the Presidential election.

Season Sixteen