‘South Park’ Misses Wednesday Air Date Due to Power Outage

Here's a scene from the "South Park" episode that wasn't finished in time to make it to air Wednesday night (Photo: Comedy Central)

By Tony Maglio

“South Park” will miss its first air date ever Wednesday night. The show’s creators simply didn’t have the power. Literally.

On Tuesday night, L.A.-based South Park Studios lost power. Animation, rendering, editing and sound computers were all down for hours, Comedy Central announced late Wednesday afternoon after it became apparent the episode could not be completed.

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Due to the show’s well-known last-minute approach to finalizing episodes, tonight’s new episode — No. 1704, titled “Goth Kids 3: Dawn of the Posers” — could not be finished in time to make it to air Wednesday evening, Comedy Central said.

In its place, Comedy Central will air a Live-Tweeted presentation of the episode called "Scott Tenorman Must Die" at 10:30 p.m. (9:30c). The new "Goth" episode will air next Wednesday (Oct. 23), Comedy Central said.

“It [is disappointing] to miss an air date but after all these years of tempting fate by delivering the show last-minute, I guess it was bound to happen,” said “South Park” co-creator Trey Parker in a prepared statement.

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