US TV channel to air 600 ‘Simpsons’ episodes in 13 days
Grab your popcorn—the longest TV marathon will air all episodes of the longest-running series.
FXX, a Fox-affiliated American cable network, divulged Thursday it will screen all 600 episodes, or 300 hours, of the cartoon from Nov. 24 to Dec. 6.
The TV network is vying to beat its previous record for the “longest marathon in TV history.”
FXX held a similar TV marathon back in 2014, airing 552 episodes in a span of 12 days. This made the network soar in the Nielsen ratings, dominating the 18- to 49-year-old and 18- to 34-year-old demographics during the whole “Simpsons” spree, Entertainment Weekly reported.
The longest-running series will be aired in chronological order, beginning from Simpsons Christmas special episode in 1989. Likewise, Season 28 of “The Simpsons” will be launched on Sept. 25 in the US.
The witty and hilarious series, brainstormed by creator Matt Groening, has garnered 32 Emmy awards since debuting in 1990. Gianna Francesca Catolico
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