Longest-Running Marathon in TV History Features 600 Episodes of The Simpsons in Chronological Order
The Simpsons 600 Marathon will celebrate its record-setting run by giving fans new and exclusive The Simpsons-themed Snapchat filters beginning Wednesday, November 23 and throughout the 13-day telecast. The 27-season, 600-episode, 300-hour The Simpsons marathon kicks off Thursday, November 24 at 12:00 PM ET/PT and concludes on Wednesday, December 7 at 12:00 AM ET/PT on FXX.
Beginning November 23, fans will get a chance to use three different Thanksgiving-themed Simpsons filters throughout the day. Then, starting on Thanksgiving when The Simpsons marathon begins, Snapcodes will appear during commercial breaks and across all of FXX’s Simpsons social channels will unlock exclusive The Simpsons 600 Marathon-themed custom filters, which allow users to share that moment with a friend or post it to their Snapchat Story. Featuring seven filters in total, this partnership between FX Networks and Snapchat marks the first time “Snap-to-Unlock” filters have been used across a multi-day television event.
The Simpsons 600 Marathon, which will air every episode of The Simpsons‘ 27 seasons in consecutive order, will become the longest-running marathon in television history, surpassing the previous record holder, FXX’s 552-episode, 12-day Simpsons marathon, which ran from August 21, 2014 at 10:00 AM to September 1 at midnight. That marathon propelled the nascent FXX to cable’s #1-ranked network primetime in Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34 for 12 consecutive days.
ABOUT THE SIMPSONS
The longest-running scripted show in television history, THE SIMPSONS exploded into a cultural phenomenon in 1990 and has remained one of the most groundbreaking and innovative entertainment franchises, recognizable throughout the world. Currently airing its record-annihilating 28th season, THE SIMPSONS has won 32 Emmy Awards, 34 Annie Awards, a 2016 People’s Choice Award, was the first animated series to win a Peabody Award, and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2012 for the theatrical short “The Longest Daycare.” The Simpsons Movie was a hit feature film, their mega-attraction The Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios has received historic expansion updates with the addition of ‘Springfield’ and the show was honored with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2000. It has been named the “Best Show of the 20th Century” by Time Magazine, called the “Greatest American Sitcom” by Entertainment Weekly in 2013, and declared “The Best TV Show Ever” in 2016 by Vulture.com.