FXX TO AIR PRIMETIME MUSIC-THEMED MARATHON OF "THE SIMPSONS" ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
"The Simpsons Take the Bowl!" World Premiere at The Hollywood Bowl
September 12 - September 14
LOS ANGELES, September 9, 2014 - FXX will air a primetime marathon of The Simpsons on Thursday, September 11, from 8:00 pm ET/PT through 12:00 am ET/PT, featuring episodes with music that will be showcased at the world premiere of "The Simpsons Take the Bowl!" at the Hollywood Bowl running from September 12 - September 14.
The air order will be:
8:00 pm - "Marge vs. The Monorail" (Season 4) - An unscrupulous profiteer sells the people of Springfield on a defective monorail system, with Homer as the conductor. Song highlighted at Bowl event: "Monorail Song."
8:30 pm - "Homer's Barbershop Quartet" (Season 5) - Homer recounts his phenomenal rise to superstardom as a member of the barbershop quartet, The Be Sharps. Song: "Baby on Board."
9:00 pm - "Homer the Great" (Season 6) - Homer's popularity skyrockets when he is chosen as the leader of a secret organization. Song: "We Do - The Stonecutters Song."
9:30 pm - "Two Dozen and One Greyhounds" (Season 6) - Bart and Lisa attempt to rescue 25 greyhound puppies from Mr. Burns, who wants to use their hides for a new tuxedo. Song: "See My Vest."
10:00 pm - "Who Shot Mr. Burns? Part 2" (Season 7) - Lisa aids police with the investigation of the Burns shooting. Song: "Señor Burns."
10:30 pm - "A Fish Called Selma" (Season 7) - Troy McClure stages a Hollywood comeback when he begins dating Selma. Songs: "Dr. Zaius" and "Chimpan A to Chimpan Z."
11:00 pm - "Bart After Dark" (Season 8) - While Marge is out of town, Homer allows Bart to work at a burlesque house. Song: "We Put the Spring in Springfield."
11:30 pm - "Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious" (Season 8) - The Simpsons hire a Mary Poppins-like nanny when Marge becomes overwhelmed by the demands of being a housewife. Song: "Minimum Wage Nanny."
"The Simpsons Take the Bowl!," hosted by Hank Azaria, will showcase classic Simpsons clips synchronized with live accompaniment by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, with performances by special guests including Nancy Cartwright and Yeardley Smith and behind-the-scenes anecdotes from creator Matt Groening. Additional special guest appearances by Beverly D'Angelo, Jon Lovitz, "Weird Al" Yankovic, and more.
The milestone 26th season of The Simpsons will premiere Sunday, September 28 at 8:00 pm ET/PT on FOX.
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 25th season, THE SIMPSONS has won 31 Emmy(R) Awards was nominated for an Academy Award(R) in 2012 for the theatrical short "The Longest Daycare." They have been the subject of a hit feature film, created a revolutionary virtual coaster ride at Universal Studios, received a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame and been honored with five U.S. postal stamps personally designed by Matt Groening. Named the "Best Show of the 20th Century" by Time Magazine, THE SIMPSONS was also named "Greatest American Sitcom" by Entertainment Weekly in 2013.
On August 21, 2014, FX Networks' channel FXX kicked off an exclusive cable run with a record-breaking 12-day, 552-episode marathon of THE SIMPSONS, airing all 25 seasons of THE SIMPSONS in sequential order with THE SIMPSONS MOVIE. The marathon catapulted FXX to the number-one ranking in cable in key young adult demos on numerous nights of the marathon. In October of 2014, FX Networks will launch "SIMPSONS WORLD," a technologically groundbreaking non-linear digital platform for every episode of THE SIMPSONS available through its FXNOW app.
THE SIMPSONS is a Gracie Films Production in association with 20th Century Fox Television. James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, and Al Jean are the Executive Producers. The Gracie Films Worldwide Brand Division develops and produces the licensed content for the series. Film Roman, a Starz Company, is the animation house.
FXX is the newest basic cable entertainment network from FX Networks which launched on September 2, 2013. Geared toward a young adult audience, the schedule features original series, movies, and acquired series. The channel is anchored by the acclaimed hit comedies It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, and Ali G Rezurection, and the upcoming Man Seeking Woman and The Untitled Tracy Morgan Project. FXX's roster of acquired hit series includes The Simpsons, Parks & Recreation, Raising Hope, and, coming on 2015, Archer. FXX is carried in more than 72 million homes. FXX and its sister channels FX and FXM comprise FX Networks, a business unit of 21 Century Fox.