Mark your calendars - the 2012 London Olympics are nearly upon us. If you're anything like us and are already devising a plan to try and take in as much of the games on TV as humanly possible while still maintaining some semblance of a life, you should probably pay heed to this: According to Deadline, NBC's coverage of the upcoming London Olympics will eclipse the coverage of the previous 2008 Beijing games by almost 2000 hours, putting the total at 5,535 hours between July 27th and August 11th over ten sources. That, NBC says, is the equivalent to 231 days of Olympics coverage - in only 16 days.

Coverage will be available from NBC, NBC Sports Network, MSNBC, CNBC, Bravo, Telemundo,, two speciality channels, and a "3D platform." Basically, you'll be no shortage of Olympics coverage. You may, however, be in some shortage of a social life.

So, who's going to try and watch it all?

[via Deadline]