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July 25, 2014

TV briefs: 'Simpsons' marathon

Cowabunga!: In celebration of its landmark acquisition of the exclusive cable rights to "The Simpsons," FXX will launch a record-breaking marathon of the series on Aug. 21. The marathon will begin at 10 a.m. and will conclude midnight Sept. 1, making it the longest-running marathon in television history.

Cowabunga!: In celebration of its landmark acquisition of the exclusive cable rights to "The Simpsons," FXX will launch a record-breaking marathon of the series on Aug. 21. The marathon will begin at 10 a.m. and will conclude midnight Sept. 1, making it the longest-running marathon in television history.

For 24 hours a day, over the course of the 12 days, FXX will air 552 episodes of The Simpsons (through Season 25) as well as "The Simpsons Movie" (airing after episode 400), in chronological order.

Special guest: Three time Tony Award-winning actress Bernadette Peters will guest star in an episode of Bravo's scripted series "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce." Peters will play Lyla's mother Annie, who comes to town to help her with the kids.

"Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce," premiering 10 p.m. Dec. 2, follows Abby (Lisa Edelstein, "House"), whose career and marriage implode in one very public moment and she finds herself turning to her new divorced friends Lyla (Janeane Garofalo, "Reality Bites") and Phoebe (Beau Garrett, "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior") as she navigates life back on the singles scene.

He'll be back: FX has picked up a fifth season of the Emmy-nominated comedy series "Louie." The seven-episode new season will premiere in spring 2015.

"Louie" is currently nominated for five Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series, Lead Actor Comedy (C.K. Louie), Writing, Directing and Casting for a Comedy Series.

The show made history in 2012 by becoming the first comedy series on a basic cable network to receive an Emmy Award nomination in the category of Outstanding Comedy Series.

The show has won two Emmy Awards — Louis C.K. for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (2012), and Melissa Leo for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series (2013).

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