On the heels of the finale of FX’s American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, ESPN Tuesday said it will launch its four-part O.J: Made In America docu-series June 11 on ABC.
The series, which chronicles the rise and fall of Simpson, including his famed NFL career, his infamous 1995 trial for the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Simpson, and his current incarceration on another crime, will air on ESPN beginning June 14 and concluding on June 18, said network officials.
"We are incredibly proud of this epic work of documentary filmmaking. It's one of the most unique projects ESPN Films has ever done," said Marie Donoghue, executive vice president of Global Strategy and Original Content in a statement. “We are especially excited to team with our ABC colleagues to premiere the first installment on ABC."
FX's 10-part American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, which chronicles the Simpson murder trial, airs its finale April 5.
ESPN's schedule for O.J.: Made In America is as follows:
Tuesday, June 14
7 p.m. ET – Re-air of "O.J.: Made in America – Part 1"
9 p.m. ET – Premiere of "O.J.: Made in America – Part 2"
Wednesday, June 15
7 p.m. ET – Re-air of "O.J.: Made in America – Part 2"
9 p.m. ET – Premiere of "O.J.: Made in America – Part 3"
Friday, June 17
7 p.m. ET – Re-air of "O.J.: Made in America – Part 3"
9 p.m. ET – Premiere of "O.J.: Made in America – Part 4"
Saturday, June 18
7 p.m. ET – Re-air of "O.J.: Made in America – Part 4"
9 p.m. ET – Premiere of finale "O.J.: Made in America – Part 5"
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