South Park returns with hourlong coronavirus episode; other shows to incorporate COVID-19 storylines into season  09/16/2020 15:05:15 

Its been more than nine months since the new last episode of South Park was aired.

The controversial adult animated show is hitting the coronavirus pandemic head on.

It is the first hourlong episode of the animated show, which started running in 1997. But they did have a three-part episode that aired over three weeks in 2007.

The show will tackle the adjustments that have had to happen to send the South Park characters  Stan, Cartman and Kyle  back to school. But when they get there, nothing is as it was before the pandemic hit, Entertainment Weekly reported.

Trey Parker and Matt Stone will write and direct the episode, as they have done for every one since 1997, Variety reported.

South Park isnt the only television show that will be doing a coronavirus pandemic storyline. One Day at a Time aired a special in June, Variety reported. All Rise aired a new episode in May incorporating the pandemic, TV Insider reported.

This is Us will also introduce COVID-19 into its storytelling but will stay within the storyline that had already been established, Vulture reported.

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