THE SIMPSONS CELEBRATES ITS 30TH ANNIVERSARY
WITH SPECIAL EVENTS ON FXX AND FOX
FXX to Air 30th Anniversary Marathon Showcasing Episodes Selected by
Executive Producer Al Jean, Beginning at 9 a.m. ET/PT, on Sunday, December 16
FOX Will Feature The Simpsons' Very First Episode, "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire,"
On Sunday, December 23, at 8 p.m. ET/PT, on FOX
LOS ANGELES, December 6, 2018 - FXX and FOX have joined forces to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Simpsons with two special events this month.
On Sunday, December 16, FXX will air a 15-hour marathon featuring episodes specifically curated for this special programming event by executive producer Al Jean. The 30-episode marathon begins at 9 a.m. ET/PT and ends at midnight on FXX, cable's exclusive home for The Simpsons.
One week later, FOX will air a special encore of The Simpsons first-ever full-length episode, "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire," on Sunday, December 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. In this encore of the 1989 Christmas special, Homer (Dan Castellaneta) tries to earn extra money to buy Christmas presents for the family, and everything he does goes wrong. Fortunately, he is rescued by Santa's Little Helper.
All-new episodes from the 30th season of The Simpsons air Sundays at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.
FXX's The Simpsons 30th Anniversary Marathon programming schedule is as follows (all times ET/PT):
9:00 a.m. "Life on the Fast Lane" (Season 1, Episode 9)
9:30 a.m. "Homer vs. Lisa and the 8th Commandment" (Season 2, Episode 13)
10:00 a.m. "Radio Bart" (Season 3, Episode 13)
10:30 a.m. "Marge vs. the Monorail" (Season 4, Episode 12)
11:00 a.m. "Cape Feare" (Season 5, Episode 2)
11:30 a.m. "Lisa's Wedding" (Season 6, Episode 19)
12:00 p.m. "Treehouse of Horror VI" (Season 7, Episode 6)
12:30 p.m. "Homer's Phobia" (Season 8, Episode 15)
1:00 p.m. "Trash of the Titans" (Season 9, Episode 22)
1:30 p.m. "Viva Ned Flanders" (Season 10, Episode 10)
2:00 p.m. "Behind the Laughter" (Season 11, Episode 22)
2:30 p.m. "HOMR" (Season 12, Episode 9)
3:00 p.m. "She of Little Faith" (Season 13, Episode 6)
3:30 p.m. "Three Gays of the Condo" (Season 14, Episode 17)
4:00 p.m. "The Way We Weren't" (Season 15, Episode 20)
4:30 p.m. "Future-Drama" (Season 16, Episode 15)
5:00 p.m. "The Seemingly Never-Ending Story" (Season 17, Episode 13)
5:30 p.m. "The Haw-Hawed Couple" (Season 18, Episode 8)
6:00 p.m. "Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind" (Season 19, Episode 9)
6:30 p.m. "Gone Maggie Gone" (Season 20, Episode 13)
7:00 p.m. "Once Upon a Time in Springfield" (Season 21, Episode 10)
7:30 p.m. "Angry Dad: The Movie" (Season 22, Episode 14)
8:00 p.m. "Holidays of Future Passed" (Season 23, Episode 9)
8:30 p.m. "Treehouse of Horror XXIII" (Season 24, Episode 2)
9:00 p.m. "Brick Like Me" (Season 25, Episode 20)
9:30 p.m. "Treehouse of Horror XXV" (Season 26, Episode 4)
10:00 p.m. "Halloween of Horror" (Season 27, Episode 4)
10:30 p.m. "The Town" (Season 28, Episode 3)
11:00 p.m. "Gone Boy" (Season 29, Episode 9)
11:30 p.m. "Bart's Not Dead" (Season 30, Episode 1)
FXX is the newest basic cable entertainment network from FX Networks which launched on September 2, 2013. Geared towards 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 Emmy(R) Award winning comedy series Archer, and You're the Worst. FXX is also the exclusive cable home to The Simpsons, the longest-running comedy in TV history. FXX is carried in 86 million homes. FXX and its sister channels FX and FXM comprise FX Networks, a business unit of 21st Century Fox.
About Fox Broadcasting Company
Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX), a unit of 21st Century Fox, is home to some of the highest-rated and most acclaimed series on television, including 9-1-1, EMPIRE, THE ORVILLE, THE GIFTED, THE RESIDENT, LETHAL WEAPON, GOTHAM, STAR, THE SIMPSONS, FAMILY GUY, BOB'S BURGERS, HELL'S KITCHEN, MASTERCHEF, MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, THE FOUR: BATTLE FOR STARDOM, BEAT SHAZAM, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE and GORDON RAMSAY'S 24 HOURS TO HELL AND BACK; as well as new series THE COOL KIDS, REL, LAST MAN STANDING, THE PASSAGE, PROVEN INNOCENT and THE MASKED SINGER. FOX airs 15 hours of primetime programming a week, as well as major sports and Sunday morning news. Through the FOX NOW app, FOX viewers can watch full episodes of their favorite FOX shows on a variety of digital platforms, while enjoying enhanced interactive and social capabilities around those shows. Download the FOX NOW app at www.fox.com/foxnow. To watch primetime programming live on the web, visit www.fox.com/live. "Like" FOX on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FOXTV and follow the network on Twitter @FOXTV. For additional information about FOX, please visit www.fox.com.
About THE SIMPSONS
The longest-running primetime 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 historic 30th season, THE SIMPSONS has won 33 Emmy Awards, 34 Annie Awards, a 2017 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.
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