Daniel Sanjata in The Bronx Is Burning by David Giesbrecht/ESPN Daniel Sanjata in The Bronx Is Burning by David Giesbrecht/ESPN

The onset of the eight-part ESPN miniseries The Bronx Is Burning pretty much struck out with interested fans, when its Monday launch was delayed by the cabler's coverage of the pre-All-Star Game home-run derby, perhaps the fluffiest "sports" events to suck up prime-time space. (And I am a baseball fan, folks.) Though ESPN ran a crawl advising viewers that Bronx would begin as soon as the derby was over, the dinger-athon ran way late, pushing the mini's start to 11 pm, turning TiVos everywhere into paperweights.

The Bronx Is Burning will be rebroadcast tonight at 10, Thursday at midnight, next Tuesday at 1:30 pm, and July 28 at noon.