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Power Outage Shuts Down "South Park" Production

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- For the first time in South Park's 17-season history, the show’s creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, missed a deadline.  Wednesday night’s episode was not completed and did not air due to circumstances beyond their control, according to Comedy Central.

The network explained on Wednesday, "On Tuesday night, South Park Studios lost power.  From animation to rendering to editing and sound, all of their computers were down for hours, and they were unable to finish episode 1704 Goth Kids 3: Dawn of the Posers in time for air tonight."

The animated series keeps a very tight production schedule, allowing for Parker and Stone to keep the show fresh and the jokes and insults topical. 

Parker noted, "It sucks 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." 

A repeat of "Scott Tenorman Must Die" was scheduled Wednesday night instead.

The new episode is now scheduled to air on Oct. 23.  South Park airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET.

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