Days before its 28th season premiere, FXX has announced that it will air every episode of The Simpsons — TV's longest running hit series — from the past 27 seasons, making it the longest marathon in television history.
The record-breaking marathon will begin on Thanksgiving Day and span 13 days. To be more specific, from 12:00 PM ET on Thursday, November 24th to Wednesday, December 6th at midnight ET, the marathon will include all 600 episodes (300 hours worth) and shown in chronological order.
FXX set the previous marathon record in 2014, airing 552-episodes of The Simpsons over a 12-day span. That marathon propelled FXX to cable's #1-ranked network primetime in Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34 for 12 consecutive days.
"The first 'Every. Simpsons. Ever.' Marathon was truly so special and landmark in its cultural relevance and impact," said FX Networks President and COO Chuck Saftler "The unprecedented feat of reaching 600 episodes deserves something of that caliber to mark it and celebrate it. Doing this is an act of true fandom, honoring Jim Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean, all the writers, artists, directors, people behind the scenes and the ridiculously talented voice actors who have brought this series to life and kept it at the pinnacle of artistic excellence these past 27+ seasons."
The 28th season of The Simpsons will air this Sunday, September 25th at 8:00 PM ET/PT and feature Amy Schumer as the featured guest-voice. In the episode, when Springfield is burned to the ground, the Simpsons beg Mr. Burns to fund its rebuilding. Burns agrees – with one condition: he gets to put on a variety show at the Springfield Bowl, on the all-new "Monty Burns' Fleeing Circus."