I’ve heard it all over the Internets by now, but News Corp. is considering an all “Simpsons” channel.
You know, “The Simpsons”
Anyways it’s been discussed that the best way to use the 486 episodes would be a 24/7 digital channel.
“Let’s say The Simpsons ends with its 500th episode. It won’t but this is hypothetical. Each episode is 22 minutes long, roughly, meaning there are about 11,000 minutes of show. There are only 1,440 minutes in a day. So, even if the channel ran commercial free, 24-7 (again – hypothetical and impossible) it would take more than a entire week before a repeat aired. Add in commercials and you’re looking at almost 11 days without a repeat,” from blackbookmag.com
Of course this is the only state I’ve ever been in where the show doesn’t run in syndication and I heard last time a cable company here in Jamestown wanted to add a channel that Comedy Central got nixed at one point.
The process to make a channel and wait for those syndication rights to expire would take years before America’s favorite yellow family could make the small screen 24/7.
I don’t think I can wait that long.