The Bronx is Burning is an eight-hour miniseries about the tumultuous summer of 1977 and the New York Yankees.
Premiere episode: Monday, July 9th at 10 pm on ESPN.
The cast is certainly stellar: Daniel Sunjata as Reggie Jackson, Oliver Platt as George Steinbrenner, John Turturro as Billy Martin (check out those ears!). And NYC in 1977 is a great historic period, given the Son of Sam shooting spree, the blackout and the fiscal crisis. I think this was a couple of years after that infamous New York Daily News headline, Ford to NYC: Drop Dead.
I think that the concept is great, but will it get lost in the shuffle given that itís summer and itís being shown on ESPN, a channel not known for original dramatic programming?