Watch The Last Dance Online: With real basketball on hiatus, ESPN has moved up the highly anticipated 10-part saga. It now starts on April 19.
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At a time when sports fans are craving something new and fresh to watch due to the coronavirus pandemic, a documentary on Michael Jordan’s final NBA championship-winning season with the Chicago Bulls has been pushed forward.
Originally scheduled for a June release, The Last Dance will now debut on Monday, 20 April AEST. ESPN and Netflix listened to the pleas of people stuck at home desperate for sport and accelerated the production schedule.
What is The Last Dance?
It’s a 10-part documentary being released over 5 weeks detailing the sixth and final NBA championship won by Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls in the 1997/98 season. A camera crew was permitted to follow the team by then-coach Phil Jackson. It features historic and new footage, focusing on an athlete widely considered the best basketball player of all-time and one of the greatest athletes ever.
When is The Last Dance being released?
Staggered over five weeks, The Last Dance is being released in two, hour-long episodes per week. It all gets underway at 6:01 pm AEST on Monday, 20 April, a few hours after it has premiered in the United States.
- Monday, 20 April: Episodes 1 and 2
- Monday, 27 April: Episodes 3 and 4
- Monday, 4 May: Episodes 5 and 6
- Monday, 11 May: Episodes 7 and 8
- Monday, 18 May: Episodes 9 and 10
Broadcast schedule for The Last Dance
Two episodes will be shown on ESPN each Sunday evening for the next five weeks, with the previous two episodes getting replayed each Sunday before the two new episodes air. Here’s the ESPN broadcast schedule:
Sunday, April 19
- Episode 1: 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT)
- Episode 2: 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT)
Sunday, April 26
- Episode 1 (rebroadcast): 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT)
- Episode 2 (rebroadcast) : 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT)
- Episode 3: 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT)
- Episode 4: 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT)
Sunday, May 3
- Episode 3 (rebroadcast): 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT)
- Episode 4 (rebroadcast) : 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT)
- Episode 5: 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT)
- Episode 6: 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT)
Sunday, May 10
- Episode 5 (rebroadcast): 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT)
- Episode 6 (rebroadcast) : 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT)
- Episode 7: 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT)
- Episode 8: 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT)
Sunday, May 17
- Episode 7 (rebroadcast): 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT)
- Episode 8 (rebroadcast) : 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT)
- Episode 9: 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT)
- Episode 10: 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT)
For viewers outside of the US, each episode will be available to stream on Netflix five hours after it’s shown on ESPN each week, beginning at 3:01 a.m. ET (12:01 a.m. PT). Here’s the Last Dance Netflix schedule:
Monday, April 20
- Episodes 1 and 2
Monday, April 27
- Episodes 3 and 4
Monday, May 4
- Episodes 5 and 6
Monday, May 11
- Episodes 7 and 8
Monday, May 18
- Episodes 9 and 10
How to Watch The Last Dance Online
While the documentary has been produced by ESPN, in Australia and the rest of the world outside the US it is being broadcast on Netflix. So you will need a Netflix account to tune in. Netflix no longer offers free trials, instead you’ll have to sign up immediately. The basic package starts at $9.99/month. You can also use Netflix Party to stream the show with friends while in isolation.
While The Last Dance will mirror ESPN’s legendary 30 for 30 series, you won’t find it with the rest of them. In Australia, you can catch up on all of the wonderful storytelling of the 30 for 30 library on demand on Kayo Sports and Foxtel Now. Both of these platforms offer free trials. With respective 14-day and 10-day free trials available to new customers.
Watch The Last Dance Without Cable
In addition to watching on TV, you can also watch The Last Dance after each episode airs on ESPN.com or the ESPN app, but you will need to log in with a pay TV account. If you don’t have a pay TV subscription, you can watch the documentary with a live-TV streaming service.
Sling TV’s $30-a-month Orange plan includes ESPN. Sling’s packages are discounted by $10 for the first month. Read our Sling TV review.
YouTube TV costs $50 a month and includes ESPN.
Hulu with Live TV costs $55 a month and includes ESPN.
AT&T TV Now’s basic $55-a-month Plus package includes ESPN.
All of the live TV streaming services above offer free trials, allow you to cancel anytime, and require a solid Internet connection. Looking for more information?
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