ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its second season on 3/24/15; has yet to be renewed for a third season
DESCRIPTION: (from Esquire Network's press release, April 2014) Esquire Network announced today that it has ordered a second season of FRIDAY NIGHT TYKES, the critically-lauded and thought-provoking series that takes viewers inside the grown-up world of youth football. The 10-part original docu-series, which premiered in January, provided an authentic and provocative look at how kids and adults handle the pressures of intensely competitive youth sports - and raised important questions about safety and competitiveness at such a young age. "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, Esquire 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."