Fans of the popular TV cartoon "South Park" can now get a digital dose of the show on Comedy Central's Web site SouthParkStudios.com, which launched this week. With the site's debut, the show's creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, will log onto to the site and chat with fans for the first time via the Web late Thursday and Friday. The site also features clips of upcoming shows and interactive games such as the "Cheesy Poofs" game, playing off characters from the show.
The move is the latest effort by a TV producer or station owner to promote a hit show online by offering previews of upcoming episodes or creating a community for fans to commiserate. ABC.com, for example, streams sneak peeks of its soap opera "Port Charles," giving fans a glimpse into the show a day before each episode airs.