Michael Jordan ‘Last Dance’ documentary: When, where to watch; what to look for

ESPN got the message. With sports fans starved for new content — one can only rewatch “Tiger King” so many times — they bumped up the release date of the new “The Last Dance” 10-hour Michael Jordan documentary.

The original plan had been to air it around this year’s NBA Finals in June. However, with playoffs and the rest of the world on hold, ESPN moved the release date and the first episodes air on Sunday.

“The Last Dance” focuses on the 1997-98 season — Jordan’s final title, the season before he retired — but will flashback and weave in the entire Bulls dynasty, and Jordan’s full career.

Below are the details on when and how to watch, plus some things to keep an eye on in the documentary.


The 10-part Michael Jordan documentary will be shown in two-hour blocks each of the next five Sundays. The full schedule is below.

Sunday, April 19
Episodes 1 & 2: 9 p.m. Eastern

Sunday, April 26
Episodes 3 & 4: 9 p.m. Eastern

Sunday, May 3
Episodes 6 & 6: 9 p.m. Eastern

Sunday, May 10
Episodes 7 & 8: 9 p.m. Eastern

Sunday, May 17
Episodes 9 & 10: 9 p.m. Eastern