FXX plans marathon telecast of “The Simpsons”

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NEW YORK (AP) – The FXX network plans a marathon telecast this summer of episodes of “The Simpsons” – all 552 of them consecutively.

The network said Wednesday the marathon will start Aug. 21 and continue into Labor Day. FXX programming chief Chuck Saftler said it coincides with the network’s purchase of rerun rights and the development of an app that gives access to every episode of the long-running animated series.

Saftler said FXX will show four hours of episodes every Sunday this fall, up until the time a new episode is aired in prime time on Fox.

FXX is televised in some 72 million homes, and it hopes to hit the 80 million mark sometime later this year.

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Online: http://www.fxx.com/

9 comments

  • JMN

    I’m 20. I started watching the Simpsons when I was about 7. Great show; much better overall than Family Guy and the like. It’s been a dream of mine forever to watch the episodes of the Simpsons, all of them, in order (although not in one sitting; just an episode or two here and there).

  • heyheyitskp

    The article is confusing. It says the episodes will be shown in 4 hour blocks on sunday nights, which would take well over a year to show all 552 episodes. It also says the marathon starts on a Wednesday and ends less than 2 weeks later, which would mean every episode would have to be played back-to-back, 24 hours a day. So which is it?

    • Mark

      The 24 hour marathon is from Aug 21 through Labor Day. The four hours on Sunday begins in the fall. At least, that’s what I read.

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