Ay, Carumba! The Simpsons is about to get the longest TV marathon in history. All 25 seasons of the animated series will be broadcast on FXX between August 21st and September 1st. That’s 552 episodes back to back (plus a showing of The Simpsons Movie). The marathon schedule of all things Springfield is part of FXX’s acquiring the show in a syndication deal with Fox worth $750 million. Someone will no doubt attempt to make it through the entire thing, if only to sneer at the series’ declining quality in recent years. Expect blog posts in the next few days discussing the show’s venerated Golden Age.
Variety reports that the cable channel “will also launch ‘Simpsons World,’ described as ‘the ultimate ‘Simpsons’ digital experience,’ allowing authenticated viewers to have on-demand access to every “Simpsons” episode through SimpsonsWorld.com and the FXNow apps on iPhone, iPad, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Android phones and tablets, Smart TVs, and additional set-top devices. Through the site, fans will be able to curate personalized playlists, share clips and explore Springfield’s most memorable characters and locations.” Through the app, fans of the show will be able not to just search for a favorite episode, but be able to find and share their favorite jokes from the series. As Mr. Burns would say, “excellent!”