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POSTSEASON "SIMPSONS" MARATHON AIRS TONIGHT ON FXX
EIGHT SPORTS-THEMED EPISODES FROM ICONIC SERIES RUN CONTINUOUSLY FROM 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM ET
FOX SPORTS LIVE'S ONRAIT AND O'TOOLE HOST MARATHON OPEN AND COMMERCIAL BUMPS
In anticipation of Friday's debut of the Major League Baseball postseason on FOX Sports 1, the FOX cable network FXX airs a sports-themed marathon of the longest-running American sitcom, The Simpsons.
Beginning tonight, Thursday, Oct. 2 at 8:00 P.M. ET and running continuously until 12:00 A.M. ET, the marathon consists of eight of the most memorable sports-themed episodes from the wildly popular animated series that has aired for 26 seasons on FOX, beginning in 1989.
The marathon is hosted by Jay Onrait and Dan O'Toole, the anchors of FOX Sports 1's flagship highlight, news and opinion program, FOX SPORTS LIVE. The duo appears in the marathon open, as well as during interstitials and commercial bumpers, reminding viewers that Friday marks the debut of postseason baseball on FOX Sports 1, with the 24-hour cable network airing both National League Division Series Game 1's.
FXX is available via all major TV providers and local channel number information can be found at http://www2.fxnetworks.com/settings/channel-lookup.
The episodes slated for inclusion in the marathon are as follows:
· 8:00 PM ET "Homer at the Bat" Episode 17, Season 3
· 8:30 PM ET "Bart Star" Ep. 6, Sn. 9
· 9:00 PM ET "Sunday, Cruddy Sunday" Ep. 12, Sn. 10
· 9:30 PM ET "Brother's Little Helper" Ep. 2, Sn. 11
· 10:00 PM ET "Hungry, Hungry Homer" Ep. 15, Sn. 12
· 10:30 PM ET "Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass" Ep. 8, Sn. 16
· 11:00 PM ET "Double, Double, Boy In Trouble" Ep. 3, Sn. 20
· 11:30 PM ET "MoneyBart" Ep. 3, Sn. 22
FOX SPORTS 1's MLB postseason coverage begins Friday afternoon with a pregame studio show. The rest of Friday's coverage schedule is as follows:
DAY/DATE ON AIR SERIES SITE NETWORKS
Oct. 3 2:00 PM NLDS Pregame LA FOX Deportes
2:30 PM NLDS Pregame LA FOX Sports 1
3:00 PM Giants at Nationals Gm 1-Washington FOX Sports 1/FOX Deportes
6:00 PM FOX SPORTS LIVE LA FOX Sports 1
6:00 PM NLDS Pregame LA FOX Deportes
6:30 PM Cardinals at Dodgers Gm 1-LA FOX Sports 1/FOX Deportes
9:30 PM FOX SPORTS LIVE LA FOX Sports 1