On Wednesday, ESPN announced that they’d be airing an alternate version of The Last Dance on ESPN2 at the same time as the premiere on ESPN. The only difference? The ESPN2 version will be censored for language.
Here’s the note, via ESPN.
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).
In reality, this is a fine way to pump the viewership for The Last Dance.
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