The Esquire Network has ordered a second season of “Friday Night Tykes,” which examines the grown-up world of youth football.
The 10-part original docu-series, which premiered in January raises questions about whether children should be exposes to so much physical peril, and such competitiveness.
“The first season of ‘Friday Night Tykes’ sparked a national debate about competitive youth sports, and we think it’s important to continue that discussion with a second season of the series,” said Matt Hanna, head of original programming for the network. “At its heart, ‘Friday Night Tykes’ is a series about parenting – and the question about hard we should push our children is an incredibly relevant one for parents across America.”
The announcement coincides with Tuesday’s special episode of the series, in which Season 1 coaches and parents, former NFL coaches and players, youth football leaders, and sports experts including psychologists, trainers and neurologists, will discuss safety, coaching and the role of youth football in our society.
Hosted by Kevin Frazier of “The Insider,” the 90-minute “Tackling Tykes” special premieres at 9/8c.
The series is produced by 441 Productions, Texas Crew Productions and Electro-Fish Films for Esquire Network.