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'Simpsons World' app and website, featuring every episode, premieres tomorrow

All 500+ episodes of The Simpsons in one place—available to watch whenever and wherever you want? That’s unpossible!

At least, it will be… until Tuesday, when Fox launches its much-anticipated Simpsons World app and website. In a release that went wide Monday afternoon, FX revealed that the Simpsons smorgasbord will feature every episode of the sitcom’s first 25 seasons—552 in total—as well as every new episode from the series’ 26th season, available the day after each one first airs on Fox. In addition to on-demand episode viewing, the app—available via FX’s FXNOW app and SimpsonsWorld.com—will boast the following features, according to the release: READ FULL STORY

'The League' sits shiva in season 6 premiere

If you need a quick example of The League’s sense of humor, see: main character Kevin pees his pants within the first few minutes of the season 6 premiere. And that’s one of the less humiliating thing to happen throughout the episode.

For the uninformed, The League follows a group of five men and one woman who get together each year to compete in a Fantasy Football league that results in pranks, deception, and overall chaos. Like It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the characters don’t seem to have any sort of moral compass and are immune to sympathy. Their friend dies on camera right in front of them? No big, time to crack a joke. READ FULL STORY

FXX sees ratings boom thanks to 'The Simpsons' marathon

Having taken the crown as the longest TV marathon ever, The Simpsons can add another achievement to its trophy case—launching FXX as a viable network.

While many at FX expected the “Every Simpsons Ever” marathon to draw viewers, the results proved to be beyond anyone’s expectations. Bill Carter at The New York Times has a breakdown of the 12-day marathon’s viewership, and the results would even make Comic Book Guy crack a smile.

Simpsons episodes screened in prime time averaged 1.32 million viewers over the course of the marathon, a huge jump from the network’s previous average of 206,000 viewers at the same time. These numbers not only catapulted FXX to third place among all cable networks in the 18-to-49 demo during the marathon, but it also made it the highest rated network in all of cable television for three out of the 12 nights.

Somewhere, Mr. Burns is whispering “Excellent” to himself as he looks over the marathon’s results.

The marathon also proved to be a hit with fans. The Every Simpsons Ever Twitter profile tweeted along with each episode, retweeting viewer photos and tweets from Simpsons writers, artists, and others involved with the show’s production.

Only a year old, FXX was, prior to the marathon, a struggling network that took over what had previously been Fox Soccer. The Simpsons marathon gave the channel a needed jolt in the ratings and paved the way for FXX’s nightly programming in the months to come.

Visit the Times for a full analysis of the ratings, along with input from FX executives and James L. Brooks, who helped develop the show with Matt Groening and described viewer affection for the marathon as “emotional in ways that we didn’t anticipate.”

11 late-period 'Simpsons' episodes you should watch this week

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When the “Every Simpsons Ever” mega-marathon of The Simpsons began last Thursday on FXX, it renewed interest in a show that will go down as one of the all-time greats—but has nevertheless been struggling commercially and creatively for awhile at this point. The show’s unimpeachable heyday in the ’90s is rightfully heralded, and as the marathon got going, it was those episodes that created the most excitement. Sure, they’ve been out on DVD for some time, but rebroadcasting them in order emphasized how great the show was at its peak.

Precisely when The Simpsons began to descend from that peak has been fiercely debated for at least 15 years—but no one argues it hasn’t happened yet as the show heads into its 26th season. Many diehard fans of The Simpsons‘ heyday have fallen out of touch with the show by this point, which is a shame. Even if it missemore than it hits, The Simpsons is still The Simpsons: sharp, occasionally biting, and emotionally resonant in ways that can still be surprising. READ FULL STORY

'Simpsons' writers explain how to survive FXX's 552-episode marathon

On Thursday at the strike of 10 a.m. ET, FXX will drop an absurdly daunting challenge into the laps of channel surfers by airing all 552 episodes of The Simpsons in a row. (In case you’re wondering, two people once made it 86 hours and 37 minutes through a Simpsons marathon before Fox ended the contest in a record-breaking tie.)

How can you binge 25 seasons of the animated comedy just 12 days, bearing witness to every Homer “Woo hoo!”, Barney belch, and grisly Scratchy disemboweling? Hydration, meal breaks, micro-naps, and multiple empty DVRs will help, for starters. But you also might want to check out these 15 survival tips, given to EW by the writers of The Simpsons. READ FULL STORY

What will happen when every episode of 'The Simpsons' is at your fingertips?

Apparently, the answer is total focus… combined with the total collapse of America.

This October, FXX will launch “Simpsons World,” a portal/wormhole that will allow viewers to access every single freakin’ episode of the series—552, at last count—through their computers, phones, or Krusty the Klown Alarm Klocks (warning: gets extremely hot when plugged in). All seasons of the animated comedy—25, at last count—will be searchable (bring me… every Barney belch????), and you will be able to both create your own playlists with the archive and share your favorite clips.

Check out this FXX promo to see the end of the world as you know it… and the birth of “Simpsons World.” And remember, it’s never too early to start training for the toughest marathon in the world, which begins on Aug. 21 when FXX starts showing all 552 episodes of The Simpsons in a row. READ FULL STORY

Every 'Simpsons' episode is going online

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Soon you’re going to be able to watch every episode of The Simpsons anywhere you want. Cable network FXX, which last year struck a deal to obtain the exclusive cable network rights to the longest-running primetime animated series, is putting The Simpsons archive online, all fully searchable.

FXX is launching “Simpsons World,” a new way of getting on-demand Simpsons content. For the first time, viewers can access every episode of the series via their computer or other networked devices. “Authenticated” FX subscribers will have instant access on iPhone, iPad, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Android phones and tablets, Smart TVs, and additional set-tops devices. Viewers will also be able to search for specific quotes, curate their own own personalized playlists, and share their favorite show clips and quotes (non-subscribers will be able to watch the clips, just not full episodes). READ FULL STORY

Jay Baruchel will star in 'Man Seeking Woman' on FXX

Jay Baruchel is on the prowl.

EW has confirmed that FXX has ordered 10 episodes of Baruchel’s new half-hour comedy Man Seeking Woman. Based on Simon Rich’s book of short stories The Last Girlfriend on Earth, the show will follow Josh Greenberg (Baruchel) on his quest for love after being dumped by his longtime girlfriend. Written by Rich, the show will also star series regulars Eric Andre, Britt Lower, and Maya Erskine. READ FULL STORY

FX and FXX set summer premiere dates for 'The Bridge' return, new Guillermo del Toro drama

FX and its younger sister channel FXX announced several premiere dates for new and returning original series this summer, including the second season of The Bridge and the premiere of The Strain from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. READ FULL STORY

'Legit,' 'Chozen' canceled at FXX and FX

Animated comedy Chozen has been canceled by FX after one season, and comedy Legit on the young-adult skewing FXX will not be returning for a third, it was announced Wednesday.

The cancellations aren’t surprising as both shows had been struggling in the ratings. Chozen was the first original series ordered for FXX and centered on a white, gay rapper just out of prison, voiced by Bobby Moynihan. The series had its finale March 31.

Legit, which starred Australian comedian Jim Jefferies as a stand-up whose character, along with his friends, attempts to become legitimate in life, moved to FXX this season and will have its series finale tonight.

'The Simpsons': FXX to air every episode in 12-day marathon

Do you and your eyeballs have what it takes to watch every episode of The Simpsons in a row? FXX has essentially issued that challenge, announcing Wednesday that it will air all 552 installments of the animated Fox comedy over a 12-day period, from Aug. 21 through Labor Day. In case you’re wondering, yes, there is an actual world record for longest continuous television viewing, and it’s held by a pair of California residents, who consumed 86 hours and 37 minutes of Springfield high jinks during a Fox-sponsored event two years ago. READ FULL STORY

FXX renews 'It's Always Sunny' for two more seasons, orders Tracy Morgan comedy series

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is about to become one of the longest-running live action comedies in TV history: FX Productions just reached a three-year deal with Sunny creators Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, and Rob McElhenney and their company, RCG Productions, that includes orders for seasons 11 and 12 of the show.

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'Justified' gets fifth season, 'Fargo' greenlit by FX

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One of the best crime dramas on TV just got renewed for a fifth season.

FX’s Justified will return next January for another year.

The network revealed the pickup at its upfront presentation to advertisers in New York City on Thursday morning, along with several other announcements.

The network renewed comedies It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Legit, and The League. Sunny and League get two more seasons each, while freshman comedy Legit earned a second season. READ FULL STORY

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