'The Simpsons': FXX to air every episode in 12-day marathon
Do you and your eyeballs have what it takes to watch every episode of The Simpsons in a row? FXX has essentially issued that challenge, announcing Wednesday that it will air all 552 installments of the animated Fox comedy over a 12-day period, from Aug. 21 through Labor Day. In case you’re wondering, yes, there is an actual world record for longest continuous television viewing, and it’s held by a pair of California residents, who consumed 86 hours and 37 minutes of Springfield high jinks during a Fox-sponsored event two years ago.
In a splashy move, the fledgling FXX acquired the off-network rights to The Simpsons last year. FXX is planning to air a four-hour block of reruns every Sunday, and in addition to showing all episodes (except for the ones airing in the current season on Fox) on the network, it will make them available on the app FXNOW.