Esquire Network officially renewed Friday Night Tykes for season 4 to premiere in 2017

The release date for Friday Night Tykes season 4 — Pending

This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Friday Night Tykes season 4 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. Esquire Network has officially renewed the series for another season expected to debut in 2017. To get notified of the exact premiere date – subscribe for updates below.

Show concept and controversy

Friday Night Tykes is a controversial reality television series airing on Esquire Network since 2014. The current third season premiered on January 19, 2016. The series is produced by 441 Productions, Electro-Fish Media and Texas Crew Productions, and executive produced by David Carabinas, Jason Sciavicco, Eric Salat, Matt Maranz and Michael John Warren. This season is set to contain 10 episodes.

The series portrays Texan junior American football teams, with 8 to 11-year old players. The training methods used by the coaches and the parents are, judging by most of the reviews, extremely harsh bordering on unacceptably abusive. Esquire Network agrees that “the show brings up important and serious questions about parenting and safety in youth sports”, whereas a lot of viewers and television critics are angered by this “authentic and provocative glimpse”. Even the USA Football spokesman Steve Alic has noted in an elliptical press release that more attention should be paid to safety and parental control by the coaches featured in Friday NIght Tykes.

Current season and chances of renewal

The series has been immensely successful for Esquire Network, and the issues it raises are surely a part of its appeal to the viewers. Just how far are parents and coaches willing to push their kids and how much is just too much? The second season saw an improvement in safety, and Charles Chavarrio, the Broncos` coach was even suspended for his overly forceful approach.

Friday Night Tykes has a rather unimpressive 6.1/10 rating on IMDb, but it seems to be a likely candidate for renewal in light of its controversial and engaging subject matter and the many fans that the show does have.

Latest news

UPDATED July 29, 2016: Friday Night Tykes, a popular Esquire Network docu-series about the youth football leagues around San Antonio, Texas, has been renewed for a fourth season. The upcoming 10-episode season will center on the day-to-day life of the 10 to 12-year-old divisions as they prepare for competitions. Their parents and coaches are an integral part of their support system, and, thus of this program. Additionally, a spinoff series Friday Night Tykes: Steel Country, has been renewed for a second season, and is set to consist of eight episodes. Both shows are expected to air in 2017. Sign up for our automatic updates, and we’ll be sure to inform you as soon as a release date is set by Esquire.

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