ESPN has shifted the encore presentation of the Academy-Award winning 30 for 30 documentary “O.J.: Made in America” which will now air in primetime from March 24-26. The film originally premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2016, premiered on ABC/ESPN in June 2016, and won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature at the 89th Academy Awards in February 2017.
It is perhaps the defining cultural tale of 20th-century America, one that centers around two of our country’s greatest fixations: race and celebrity. Directed by Peabody-, Emmy- and Academy-Award winner Ezra Edelman, “O.J.: Made in America” explores these themes in tracing a personal journey, from how Orenthal James Simpson first became a football star, to why the country fell in love with him off the field, to his being accused of murdering his ex-wife, his subsequent acquittal and then ultimately serving a jail sentence for another crime.
The full episodic documentary will air on ESPN as follows:
Tuesday, March 24
7 p.m. ET – “O.J.: Made in America – Part 1”
9 p.m. ET – “O.J.: Made in America – Part 2”
Wednesday, March 25
7 p.m. ET – “O.J.: Made in America – Part 3”
9 p.m. ET – “O.J.: Made in America – Part 4”
Thursday, March 26
7 p.m. ET – “O.J.: Made in America – Part 4”
9 p.m. ET – “O.J.: Made in America – Part 5”
All parts of “O.J.: Made in America” are also available for streaming on ESPN+. Fans subscribe to ESPN+ for just $4.99 a month (or $49.99 per year) through the ESPN App, (on mobile and connected devices), ESPN.com or ESPNplus.com. It is also available as part of a bundle offer that gives subscribers access to Disney+, Hulu (ad-supported), and ESPN+ for $12.99/month.
“O.J.: Made in America” cements ESPN’s primetime programming for the week of March 24-26. On Monday, March 23, the four-fight Wilder-Fury II card will air on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET following a special re-air of Wilder-Fury I (7 p.m. ET). Wilder-Fury II available on demand on ESPN+ beginning Monday. Additional programming updates will be forthcoming. Please continue to check @ESPNPR and ESPN Press Room for updates.