VH1 Classic Will Air 19-Day ‘SNL’ Marathon, Broadcasting 40 Years of the Show

Just months after FXX set a new record with the longest TV marathon in history with their 12 straight days of The Simpsons, VH1 Classic will break it. Starting on Jan. 28, for the 19 days leading up to the show’s 40th anniversary special on NBC, the cable network will air four decades worth of Saturday Night Live. Unfortunately, because of issues securing music rights and licensing for songs dating back to 1975, the 433-hour broadcast won’t include every episode ever recorded. The marathon will also have a few “breaks” along the way: On the Saturday nights over the course of the 19 days, the network will take three hours to air movies starring SNL personalities including Black Sheep, The Blues Brothers and Macgruber. Just go ahead and clear your calendar for the month of February …

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