Comedy Central Aligns Stars for South Park New Year

Dennis Quaid, Scarlett Johansson and Topher Grace, stars of the upcoming Universal Pictures comedy, In Good Company, have been tapped by Comedy central to host its South Park New Year’s Rock-A-Thon on Friday, Dec. 31. As they promote the Jan. 14 release of their new film, the trio will present six back-to-back episodes of South Park starting at 10 p.m.

During the mini marathon, fans can catch the South Park episodes "Chef Aid," "Timmy 2000," "Things You Can Do With Your Finger," "Fat Butt & Pancake Head," "Christian Rock Hard" and "You Got F’d in the A." The evening will conclude with an unedited 1 a.m. broadcast of the feature, South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut.

In Good Company is described as "an insightful comedy" about the relationship between a 50-year-old businessman and his new 26-year-old boss. The film was written and directed by Paul Weitz and produced by Paul Weitz and Chris Weitz (American Pie, About a Boy). The film opens in limited release in New York and Los Angeles on Dec. 29.

Before the New Year’s bash, South Park fans can catch an all-new Christmas-themed episode, premiering Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 10 p.m. on Comedy Central. In the episode "Woodland Critter Christmas," Stan is approached by the forest critters and asked to help them build a manger in anticipation of the birth of their Lord and Savior. Stan complies, only to find out that they serve a very different Lord. The episode marks the end of the series’ successful eighth season. New episodes will return to the network in March 2005.