To the sadness of many, ESPN's "The Last Dance" completes its five-week, ten-episode run May 17.
But the fun won't stop at 10 p.m. CT, when Episode 10 concludes. Or even when all the post-show festivities wrap up.
ESPN announced it will air an hour-long special Tuesday at 7 p.m. CT called "After the Dance with Stephen A. Smith: A SportsCenter Special," per The Hollywood Reporter. In addition to the always-lively Smith's musings, Magic Johnson will co-host the program, which is being billed as a platform for the two to flesh out their biggest takeaways from the series.
Johnson, specifically, has been quoted throughout the series from present-day interviews and features prominently into Jordan's career. The Bulls' first title of the 1990s came over Johnson and the Los Angeles Lakers in 1991, Johnson starred on the 1992 Dream Team, and then, in his post-retirement days, he covered segments of the Bulls' dynasty for NBC.
"The Last Dance" has smashed ratings expectations nationally, averaging 5.6 million viewers per episode as of this writing, according to the Chicago Tribune. It's stimulated vast conversation across social media, television and radio, as well, given its positioning at the center of the sports universe during a global pandemic that has ground most leagues to a halt.
ESPN isn't ready to let the party end. And neither are we.