NEW YORK, July 12 (UPI) -- Comedy Central has returned the "South Park" episode "Trapped in the Closet," which makes fun of Tom Cruise and Scientology, back to the lineup, airing July 19.
The gesture was a big step toward repairing the rift that developed between the company and South Park's creators.
Parker and Stone were told the episode was yanked because Cruise was unhappy with it. The actor was in the process of launching "Mission: Impossible III" for Paramount, and Viacom owns both Paramount and Comedy Central.
"It's true we are not as big as Tom Cruise, but we've done two movies for Viacom and 10 years of 'South Park' episodes, and this has been our home," Stone said. "If they hadn't put this episode back on the air, we'd have had serious issues, and we wouldn't be doing anything else with them."