Discovery to Re-Air Burt Reynolds ‘Fast N’ Loud’ as Tribute to Late Muscle Car Lover (Exclusive)

Two-hour special featuring actor and replica of iconic “Smokey and The Bandit” ’77 Trans-Am set for Saturday

Discovery Channel plans to honor the legendary Burt Reynolds, who passed away yesterday at the age of 82, with a special rebroadcast of the muscle car-loving actor’s “Fast N’ Loud” episode, TheWrap has learned exclusively.

The network will rebroadcast the special two-hour installment featuring the late star and a replica of the iconic “Smokey and The Bandit” ’77 Trans-Am this Saturday, Sept. 8, at 9 a.m. ET/PT.

Per Discovery, this two-part episode, Richard Rawlings and his Gas Monkey crew are hired to help build the legendary vehicle. Rawlings, who is a huge fan of the renowned actor, along with fellow builder Aaron Kaufman head to Jupiter, Fla., with the Bandit-style Trans-Am in hopes of getting Burt Reynolds to help Rawlings win a big bet against an old rival.

Discovery will also offer the special “Fast N’ Loud” on their multi-platform apps, Discovery GO, which are free to viewers with their paid TV subscription.

Reynolds, who has starred in films like “The Longest Yard,” “Boogie Nights” and “Deliverance,” died of cardiac arrest on Thursday.

The actor received an Oscar nomination for his role in 1997’s “Boogie Nights,” and also had major roles in movies like 1982’s “Best Friends,” 1977’s “Smokey and the Bandit” and “The Man Who Loved Women” (1983).

Reynolds was filming Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” before his death.

Watch a clip from the episode above.

The “Fast N’ Loud” episode featuring Burt Reynolds will air Saturday at 9 a.m. ET/PT on Discovery Channel.