After inking a deal for The Simpsons reruns, FXX will debut the repeats with the longest marathon in television history.
With Television Critics Association panels in full swing for the fall season, FX Networks shed details on the monster deal it signed last November. The new FXX network, which supposedly paid upwards of $750 Million for America’s most famous family, will run all 552 episodes and The Simpsons Movie chronologically from August 21 to September 1.
The network also gave details on Simpsons World, which will give viewers on-demand streaming of the entire Simpsons catalog. The app will also allow viewers to create custom playlists and share their favorite clips.
“The show has something funny to say about everything. People want to find those quotes and shat them. It’s a place for the consumer to go get it and share it,” said John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions, during the TCA presentation.
After the marathon, FXX will air episodes in various sections of the day, with either-episode mini-marathons leading up to new episodes on FOX each Sunday.
Though The Simpsons has been in broadcast syndication since 1993, this marks the first time the show will be available on cable.