ⓘ South Park (season 14)
The fourteenth season of the American animated television series South Park began airing in the United States on Comedy Central between March 17, 2010 and November 17, 2010. The season was headed by the series creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who served as executive producers along with Anne Garefino. The season continued to focus on the exploits of protagonists Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny in the fictional Colorado mountain town of South Park.
The season second of three new seasons Parker and stone agreed to produce for the network of Internet update. It consisted of fourteen 22-minute episodes, which aired in two groups of seven episodes separated by six months. Continuing their practice from previous seasons, Parker and stone wrote and produced each episode within the week before the date of broadcast. Parker was the Director and script for all episodes in the fourteenth season.
The season lampooned various topics, including the legalization of medical marijuana and the deepwater horizon oil spill. The season also parodied various cultural criteria, such as "catcher in the rye", "tron", Facebook, new Jersey, hoarders, and inception. Parody of celebrities, a South Park tradition, continued in the fourteenth season, with depictions of the Tiger, Kim, Courtney and Chloe Kardashian, Sarah Jessica Parker, and the devotion of the entire episodes of "200" and "201" to past celebrities suing the town of South Park for defamation. The original broadcasts of "200" and "201" were altered to Censor images of the Muslim prophet Muhammad, to protect from threats delivered by radical Islamic extremists, which led to strong criticism in relation to "Comedy Central".
The fourteenth season received mixed reviews, with some reviewers considering it to be an important season in the history of the series, and other about it as progressively weak and stale. The season maintained the average rating of viewership company Nielsen for the series, around 3 million viewers per episode, with a small decline in the second half of the season. The episodes "200" and "201" were nominated for a 2010 Emmy award for outstanding animated program for programming less than one hour.