The NY Times has a nice profile of South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone today and their brand new production company Important Studios. To focus on Important Studios and other non-South Park endeavors, Parker and Stone are slightly downsizing the amount of South Park episodes they’re producing this year. Since 2004, they’ve been doing a 14-episode season - seven episodes in the spring and seven in the fall. For the upcoming 17th season, they’ll be doing a 10-episode season, airing altogether in the fall with no new episodes this spring. South Park was renewed for three more seasons a while back, taking it through 2016 and its 20th season, so it’s not like you won’t be getting a ton of new episodes anyway.