FXX to Launch The Simpsons Syndication With 12-Day Marathon

By Chip Tamplin

Published on Saturday, April 12, 2014

To launch The Simpsons on the network, FXX will be holding a 12-day marathon of the show’s over 550 episodes. FX chief Jon Landgraf called it “the longest continuous marathon in the history of television.” He added, “We don’t care that other people had them first, we spent a lot of money and we’re going to rock them.”

After FX spent 750 million dollars to acquire the rights to be the first cable network to syndicate The Simpson’s, we don’t blame them for wanting to show off our favorite yellow family. The pilot will kick things off on August 21st, with episodes continuing into Labor Day (September 1st).

The Simpson’s will be available to stream on the FX network’s ad-supported “TV Everywhere” app, FXNow, starting this August. The app will also feature programming from FX’s various channels, including FXX and FXM, and will be available to those who subscribe to participating cable providers (currently including AT&T U-verse, Cablevision’s Optimum TV, Comcast, Suddenlink and WOW!). You’ll also be able to access FXNow on various apps for iOS and Windows devices, plus Xbox One. Apps for Android, Xbox 360, Roku and Samsung will launch in the spring.

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  • Peter Towe says:

    Watching the beginning of the marathon I remembered why I used to love the show so much, but as it’s continued, I also remember why I stopped watching it.

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