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Fox Japan plans record-setting 'NCIS' marathon

November 21, 2013|By Patrick Kevin Day
  • Mark Harmon stars in "NCIS."
Mark Harmon stars in "NCIS." (Cliff Lipson / CBS )

Got 10 days around New Year's with nothing to do? Hop on a flight to Japan to catch up on "NCIS" and be a part of history while you're at it.

In an attempt to land in the Guinness World Record books for "longest uninterrupted transmission of a TV series," Fox Japan, part of Fox International Channels, has announced plans to air 234 episodes of the long-running CBS series "NCIS."

The police procedural starring Mark Harmon is currently airing its 11th season in the United States, but the marathon in Japan will only cover seasons 1-10. Isn't that enough "NCIS" in one sitting for anyone?

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The marathon begins on Dec. 29 at 11 p.m. local time and will continue until Jan. 8 at 5 p.m. At that time, the Guinness record keepers will bestow the honor on the network.

Coincidentally, the recordholders for the longest marathon watching of television belongs to two people, a man and a woman, from the United States who spent 86 1/2 hours straight watching "The Simpsons," another show from Fox.

Who really wants to be out on New Year's in Tokyo anyway? Not when you can be warmed from within by the smoldering good looks of Mark Harmon.

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