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[01/14/16 - 03:42 PM]
Video: Esquire Network TCA Press Tour Video Reels - "Beowulf," "Team Ninja Warrior" and "Friday Night Tykes"
Plus: the latter will begin a new franchise in Western Pennsylvania for "Friday Night Tykes: Steel Country" this spring.

[12/16/15 - 03:32 PM]
"Friday Night Tykes" Returns to Esquire Network on January 19 at 9PM ET/PT
The series that sparked a national debate will continue the conversation with 10 episodes ordered following one of the most competitive youth football leagues in America.

[05/07/15 - 08:35 AM]
Esquire Network Unveils Dynamic Programming Slate with Four New Original Series in Development
The quartet includes spin-offs of "Friday Night Tykes" and "American Ninja Warrior."

[04/14/15 - 09:55 AM]
Esquire Network's "Friday Night Tykes" Reaches Season and Series Highs
Esquire Network spins the numbers for the series to date.

[04/01/14 - 08:35 AM]
Esquire Network Orders Second Season of "Friday Night Tykes"
The 10-part original docu-series provided an authentic and provocative look at how kids and adults handle the pressures of intensely competitive youth sports.

[03/24/14 - 12:18 PM]
Special 90-Minute Episode of "Friday Night Tykes," "Tackling Tykes," To Premiere on Esquire Network Tuesday, April 1
The special, hosted by Kevin Frazier, will go beyond a mere season recap with the cast and will explore issues surrounding competitive youth sports in America.

[12/05/13 - 10:43 AM]
Esquire Network Goes Inside the Intensely Competitive World of Texas Youth Football in New Series "Friday Night Tykes"
The new 10-part series launches Tuesday, January 14 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.







FRIDAY NIGHT TYKES (ESQUIRE)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
1/14/14 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (10 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its third season on 3/22/16; has yet to be renewed for a fourth season
DESCRIPTION:
(from Esquire Network's press release, December 2015) After two explosive seasons, Esquire Network's hit documentary series FRIDAY NIGHT TYKES returns to San Antonio, TX for a third season on Tuesday, January 19 at 9/8c. The series that sparked a national debate will continue the conversation with 10 episodes ordered following one of the most competitive youth football leagues in America. With exclusive access to the 10 and 11-year-old division of the Texas Youth Football Association (TYFA), viewers get an authentic look at the making of football's next generation of professional superstars as the series digs deep into controversial hot topics that are prevalent in today's media. With no size or weight limit for its players, TYFA, an independent youth football league places children in the center of the firestorm. FRIDAY NIGHT TYKES addresses serious questions about youth sports and specifically as they relate to parenting and safety. How hard should we truly push our kids? Is the pressure too much for a child? What do we hope to achieve? Is this sport safe for young children? The groundbreaking series doesn't shy away from tackling the controversial questions at the heart of every All-American football family. Parents and coaches share insight into why they believe the sport is important, what motivates them, and what lessons they feel that the children learn from their discipline and dedication.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Chris Elley as EP
· David Karabinas as EP
· Matt Maranz as EP
· Steve Berkowitz as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· 441 Productions
· Electro-Fish Films