HBO's Emmy Award winning reality series "24/7" is coming to CNN, which will air replays of the all-new four-part series 24/7 Mayweather/Ortiz beginning with the dramatic episode #1 Friday, Sept. 2 at midnight ET/PT.
The CNN replays were slated to begin on Aug. 27 but had to be pre-empted due to live coverage of Hurricane Irene.
In the lead-up to the blockbuster HBO Pay-Per-View telecast on September 17 in Las Vegas when Floyd Mayweather and Victor Ortiz battle for Ortiz's world welterweight title, CNN will present all four episodes of 24/7 Mayweather/Ortiz, the all-access, behind-the-scenes pass that allows viewers to step into the lives of the fighters before they step into the ring.
Mayweather lives and trains in Las Vegas, NV, while Ortiz is based in his hometown of Ventura, CA.
Episode one will air on CNN this Friday, September 2 at midnight ET/PT, immediately following the half-hour episode will be a special play of the HBO interview program "Face Off With Max Kellerman: Mayweather-Ortiz." The two fighters square off to answer Kellerman's probing questions and get to deliver a message to each other and their fans.
On Saturday, September 3 at midnight ET/PT, CNN will air an encore play of episode #1 24/7 and follow it immediately with the presentation of episode #2 24/7. Finally, episodes three and four will air back-to-back on CNN on Friday, September 16 at midnight ET/PT, less than 24 hours before the mega-fight in Las Vegas.
In the past four years, HBO's 24/7 franchise has earned 14 Sports Emmys for production excellence, making it the most honored sports series on television since its inception.
Narrated by Liev Schreiber, the fast-moving, documentary-styled production focuses on the training, commitment and sacrifices that prizefighters make in order to realize their dreams.
The turnaround time is among the quickest in television as the series follows the fighters and their teams both at camp and at home as excitement and anxiety builds for the big fight.