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‘The Last Dance’ Wins Emmy for Outstanding Documentary or Non-Fiction Series

This year’s Emmy nominations for the Outstanding Documentary or Non-Fiction Series were competitive — and that’s because the nominees comprise some of the most compelling, tantalizing, and binge-worthy works that kept us all talking. IIt was really anyone’s game last night but, in the end, the ESPN series “The Last Dance” secured its first win […]

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‘Hoops’ Trailer: Jake Johnson Is a Foul-Mouthed High School Basketball Coach in Netflix’s New Animated Series

The Michael Jordan and Chicago Bulls documentary The Last Dance is now available for you to stream on Netflix, but that’s not the only basketball action the streaming service is bringing to the table. Hoops is a new adult animated series that follows Jake Johnson as Coach Ben Hopkins, […]The post ‘Hoops’ Trailer: Jake Johnson […]

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The 1986 World Series Champion New York Mets Are Getting a Multi-Part ’30 for 30′ Documentary at ESPN

Sports fans can’t get enough of ESPN’s 30 for 30 sports documentaries. While the series was already popular before, there’s been a surge in interest recently due to the lack of new sports due to the coronavirus pandemic. The success of the 10-part documentary series The Last Dance about Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls […]

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Critics Choice Real TV Awards Winners Include ‘Cheer,’ ‘Queer Eye,’ as Netflix Wins Big

The Critics Choice Association (Cca) and nonfiction producers’ organization Npact announced the winners for the second annual Critics Choice Real TV Awards, honoring the best in nonfiction, unscripted and reality programming aired on broadcast, cable and streaming platforms.Netflix programming was the big winner this year, with the streamer taking home eight wins from its 31 […]

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Michael Jordan’s Former Teammate Horace Grant Says ‘Last Dance’ Is ’90 Percent Bullsh*t’

ESPN’s hugely popular Michael Jordan documentary “The Last Dance” ended its 10-episode run over the weekend, and now the non-fiction series is being called out by one of its talking head subjects: Horace Grant. The former NBA athlete played alongside Jordan on the Chicago Bulls, where the two men won three championship titles together. In […]

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‘The Last Dance’: The Process Behind Tackling the Gargantuan Amount of Footage in the ESPN Series

On the surface, there are plenty of connections to draw between “O.J.: Made in America” and “The Last Dance.” Both have, at their center, athletes who came to be globally recognized superstars who each had their own challenges dealing with their separate fames. Both have become mammoth ESPN-aired deep dives, each illustrating different areas of […]

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‘SNL’ Parodies ESPN’s ‘The Last Dance’ with Bowen Yang as Michael Jordan Superfan Kim Jong-un

Saturday night’s “SNL at Home” episode has yielded an additional sketch left on the cutting room floor, capping a 45th season that found the Studio 8H gang working remotely to bring us virtually produced laughs in dark times. The digital exclusive, embedded below, stars “Saturday Night Live” Season 45 newcomer Bowen Yang as Kim Jong-un, […]

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Ken Burns Slams Michael Jordan Documentary: “That’s Not the Way You Do Good Journalism”

Veteran documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, who has directed such acclaimed docuseries as The Civil War and The Vietnam War, has come out and slammed ESPN’s new Michael Jordan docuseries The Last Dance in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, saying “it’s not how you do good journalism.” Of course, Burns hasn’t watched The Last […]

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