*When all is said and done 12 days from now, FXX will enter record books as having aired the longest marathon in television history.
The cable channel is celebrating its acquisition of “The Simpsons” by airing every last episode and the feature film, back-to-back, in chronological order.
That’s all 552 episodes of seasons 1 through 25, 24 hours a day, 12 days straight, ending at 12 a.m. on Labor Day. And yes, “The Simpsons Movie” will run in its proper chronological placement between Seasons 18 and 19, which will fall on Friday, August 29th from 6 to 8 p.m.
The marathon began at 10 a.m. this morning (Aug. 21). FXX is showing off its exclusive cable and authenticated non-linear VOD rights to the legendary FOX series, which begins its 26th season on Sunday, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m.
At the recent TCA Press Tour, “The Simpsons” writer Al Jean was asked how the animation and writing has evolved throughout the show’s 25 seasons.
Throughout the FXX marathon, viewers will get a chance to engage on social media through series trivia, character infographics and daily “Duff Hour” celebrations via Twitter and Facebook:
Also… fans can take the “#EverySimpsonsEver Check-In Challenge” on tvtag for the opportunity to collect nine exclusive original hand drawn milestone Simpsons stickers. Users will be able to unlock stickers after reaching various milestones at episodes 1, 25, 50, 100, 200, 300, 400 and 552, along with a hand drawn piece for “The Simpsons Movie.” Participants will be entered to win one of these milestone stickers in a 24” vinyl format.
Additionally… @EverySimpsons will be live tweeting for all 12 days of the marathon – nonstop. The hashtag: #EverySimpsonsEver
The Simpsons writers, including Al Jean (@AlJean), Matt Selman (@MattSelman) and Mike Prince (@MikePriceinLA), will be tweeting along at various times during the marathon.
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/everysimpsonsever