'The Simpsons' Marathon Announced Days After Viral Letterman Tribute

Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 01:35 PM

By Nick Sanchez

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A summer marathon showing all 552 episodes of "The Simpsons" has been announced by the FXX network. It will begin August 21, and is likely to include the popular David Letterman couch-gag episode that aired this week as a tribute to the host's announced retirement.

The Associated Press reported that the episodes will take a full 12 days to air, running through Labor Day. FXX, Fox's new sister network to FX launched in September, acquired the off-network rights to "The Simpsons" last year. The long-running animated comedy is now in its 25th season.

In addition to the marathon, FXX programming chief Chuck Saftler said the network will air four hours of reruns every Sunday in the fall, up until a new episode is aired on Fox during prime time. He also said all of the episodes will be available on the network's new FXNow app.

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It remains to be seen how crazy fans may or may not get in anticipation of the marathon, but Entertainment Weekly points out that the record for longest continuous television viewing is held by two California residents. During a Fox-sponsored event two years ago, they watched 86 hours and 37 minutes of America's beloved Springfield family.

This past Sunday, "The Simpsons" made headlines with a tribute to David Letterman, who announced that he would be retiring in 2015. During the one-minute-long opening, Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie race through the streets of Manhattan to Letterman's studio. Along the way Homer stops to play three-card Monte, and head-butts a few security guards before the whole family arrives to sit on their iconic couch, placed right next to the animated Letterman's desk.

The camera pans to the "Late Show's" house band, Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra, who play "The Simpsons" theme song.

On Thursday, Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" was confirmed as the replacement host of "Late Show."

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