You know the world is in a rough spot when every day feels like an episode of South Park. And this month Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s animated comedy is taking a stab at addressing just how weird things truly are.

South Park is returning with “The Pandemic Special,” the long-running comedy’s first ever hourlong special episode. Wondering how you can watch this new episode of South Park? Or what this means for South Park Season 24? We have you covered.

When Will South Park Be on Comedy Central tonight?

We may not be getting a full season just yet, but in the meantime we have a teaser to hold us over. A new episode of South Park will premiere on Comedy Central this Wednesday, September 30 at 8/7c. “The Pandemic Special” will be a one-night only, hourlong episode.

If you have cable, you’re already set to watch this new episode live. Just turn your TV to Comedy Central at 8/7c and prepare to be horrified. And if 8 p.m. is too early for you, don’t worry. There will be two more encore performances at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. You even have an option to watch if you don’t have traditional cable. Most live TV skinny bundles like YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, and Sling TV come with Comedy Central. And if none of those work there’s always streaming.

Will South Park Be on Hulu?

Nope, things are different this year. Once HBO Max launched it took all of South Park with it. So if you only have Hulu, you’re out of luck. But if you’re a Hulu and HBO household, you’re all set.

When Will South Park Be on HBO Max?

New episodes of South Park will be made available on HBO Max 24 hours after they premiere on Comedy Central. That means you’ll be able to stream “The Pandemic Special” starting on Thursday, October 1 at 8/7c p.m.

What if you have HBO but you’re unsure if you have HBO Max? Don’t fret. If you subscribed to HBO through cable, the now defunct HBO Go, or HBO NOW you have access to HBO Max. Simply enter your HBO username and password into HBO Max and start watching. There is a downside to this new system. HBO Max is currently only available through the Apple, Google Play, and Samsung TV app stores, meaning that it’s not yet available on Roku. You may have to log into HBO Max on your computer and use Chromcast or a HDMI cable to watch the streaming service on your TV.

Is There a Trailer for the South Park Special?

You bet, and it’s just as dumb as you would expect. While Randy is launching a new strain of Pandemic Special weed, the kids have to adjust to life in their new socially distanced classroom. Keep your mask handy and watch above.

Is the South Park Special the Start of Season 24? Will There Be More New Episodes of South Park?

“The Pandemic Special” will be the first special in South Park’s history. It’s not connected to this upcoming season and will be a standalone, hourlong episode. There’s a good and bad side to that news. The bad is that “The Pandemic Special” is the only South Park episode that we know is premiering in 2020. Comedy Central has yet to announce when Season 24 will start, and considering how the COVID-19 pandemic has halted Hollywood production we’re probably going to have to wait a while. But on the flip side, an hour of South Park is better than nothing.

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