TV News: Spartacus, Simpsons, Arquette, Fringe

Spartacus: Blood and Sand
In tribute to the late Andy Whitfield, Starz have announced that on Sunday October 2nd it will run a “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” five-episode marathon which will include show’s premiere and finale, as well as three fan-favorite episodes that highlight some of Whitfield’s most memorable moments.

In addition, the network also plans to re-air the entire first season of “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” beginning December 16th and ahead of the second season “Spartacus: Vengeance” which premieres in January. [Source: Inside TV]

The Simpsons
Some within News Corp. have floated the idea of a cable channel that shows only episodes of the “The Simpsons.” Such a concept however is several years off as “The Simpsons” is still on the air and there’s several syndication deals in place that would likely be invalidated.

The show has been running since 1989, and it’s approaching its 500th episode. With commercials, it’s estimated the series could be run back to back for almost eleven days without a repeat. [Source: ONW]

Cox & Arquette Sitcom
Courteney Cox and estranged husband David Arquette are pitching a new comedy series which will chronicle the relationships of a group of friends over the course of ten years.

Two of the characters are said to be loosely based on Cox and Arquette’s rocky relationship. No word if either star will actually appear on the show. [Source: Vulture]