It's been over two months since the NBA suspended the 2019-20 season, but thankfully we've had "The Last Dance" to keep us company. The first eight installments of the Michael Jordan-centric documentary are in the books, and they served as a perfect gateway into M.J.'s basketball world. Now, on Sunday night, the program will.
The docuseries focuses on the 1997-98 season for Chicago -- Jordan's last year with the Bulls. There was already a massive fervor generating for the documentary , but with the entire nation quarantined, the anticipation swelled considerably -- so much that ESPN chose to air the documentary early, moving up significantly from its originally scheduled June air date.
As promised, the documentary is delivering never-before-seen footage and anecdotes from Jordan's former coaches, teammates and friends, along with unprecedented access to No. 23 himself, who is notoriously tight-lipped when it comes to media. Here's how to watch "The Last Dance" on TV (both censored and uncensored) and how to live stream each episode.
'The Last Dance' Schedule
- Sunday, April 19 -- Episodes 1 and 2 ( )
- Sunday, April 26 -- Episodes 3 and 4 ( )
- Sunday, May 3 -- Episodes 5 and 6 ( )
- Sunday, May 10 -- Episodes 7 and 8 ( )
- Sunday, May 17, 9 p.m. ET -- Episodes 9 and 10
*Encore showings of the previous week's episodes will air at 7 p.m. ET on Sunday. You can watched the recently-aired episodes on-demand on the ESPN app, and on Netflix for viewers outside of the United States.
TV and Live Stream
- TV: ESPN (censored version will air simultaneously on ESPN2)
- Live stream (U.S.): WatchESPN, ESPN app
- Live stream (International): Netflix (episodes made available five hours after broadcast time)
The documentary that runs on ESPN will feature "strong adult language," while an alternate, edited version of each episode will run simultaneously on ESPN2. Here is ESPN's statement on the matter:
"To maintain the authenticity of interviews and footage throughout the upcoming documentary series "The Last Dance," ESPN will air two versions of the highly anticipated 10-part project about Michael Jordan and the 1990s Chicago Bulls. A version containing strong adult language will air on ESPN (TV-MA) while an alternate option edited for that language will air simultaneously on ESPN2 (TV-14-L)."
You can find full coverage of "The Last Dance" on CBS Sports.