Back in late August/early September of 2014, the fledgling FXX network hit ratings gold and set a record with its 12-day, 552-episode marathon of every episode of The Simpsons that had been made to that point. The classic animated comedy has since been embiggened with more seasons and episodes, so FXX will be airing an Every. Simpsons. Ever. (Part 2) marathon later this year.
The network will be breaking its own record for the longest-running marathon in television history, which was set by the previous Simpsons marathon. This time around, Every. Simpsons. Ever. will run over 13 days, from noon ET on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, through midnight ET on Dec. 6. This will encompass the show’s first 27 seasons — 600 episodes, all airing in chronological order.
FX Networks President and COO Chuck Saftler said, “The first ‘Every. Simpsons. Ever.’ Marathon was truly so special and landmark in its cultural relevance and impact. 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.”
Of course, FXX will continue to have chances to break this record again in another few years, as The Simpsons keeps plugging along with new episodes. The series begins Season 28 this Sunday, Sept. 25, at 8pm ET/PT on FOX, with a guest-voice appearance from Amy Schumer.
Every. Simpsons. Ever (Part 2) runs from Nov. 24 at noon ET to Dec. 6 at midnight ET on FXX.