TVLine Items: FXX-tra Large Simpsons Marathon, Outlander News, Candid Camera Reboot and More

FXX Simpsons MarathonD’Oh my — prepare to say goodbye to nearly two weeks of your life.

FXX will launch its not-inexpensive syndicated run of The Simpsons with a 12-day marathon of every episode ever, it was announced at the FX Networks’ Upfront presentation.

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“It will be the longest continuous marathon in the history of television,” Variety quotes FX Networks boss Jon Landgraf as saying of the 550-plus-episode onslaught, which will be timed to The Simpsons‘ August debut on FXX.

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Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Starz’s upcoming Outlander series has cast Steven Cree (Brave) as Ian Murray, Jenny’s husband and Jamie’s best friend since childhood, the network announced via Facebook.

* Singer Drake will host the 2014 ESPYS on Wednesday, July 16, ESPN Media Zone reports.

* TV Land will reboot the hidden-camera series Candid Camera, with co-host Peter “Son of Allen” Funt.

* Dirty Jobs‘ Mike Rowe is headed back to TV with as host of CNN’s Somebody’s Gotta Do It, profiling innovators, do-gooders, entrepreneurs, collectors and fanatics.

* Starz has ordered its first original unscripted series, The Chair, from creator Chris Moore (Project Greenlight). The competition follows two up-and-coming directors, who will be given the same screenplay and budget, as they bring to life their first feature. Viewers will determine which director will win $250,000 after both films are theatrically released and air on Starz.

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