Tony Khan Excited To Add Third Hour Of TV, Confirms AEW Dynamite Will Remain Two Hours

When AEW signed an extension with TNT for Dynamite through 2023, it was reported that a new series was set to debut. 

Details regarding the new series were scarce and due to the pandemic and plans being pushed back or changing across the board, the second show didn't debut in 2020. 

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Speaking to Renee Paquette on Oral Sessions, AEW President Tony Khan confirmed that the second show is still in the works and AEW will be adding an extra hour of content to its lineup. 

"I'm really excited about adding a third hour of television. That's going to be the most important thing for us. We've accumulated so much talent and depth and being able to showcase all of our great wrestlers," he said.

Paquette followed up, asking Tony to clarify whether the "third hour" meant an extra hour would be tacked on to AEW Dynamite.

"It will not be a third hour of Dynamite and it will not be on Wednesday, but it will be a third hour with WarnerMedia and great exposure for us," said Khan. "We've got Dark, which has been a great platform for wrestlers on YouTube and there are other streaming options and shows we can do on YouTube and other streaming platforms. There will be more opportunities and real estate for our wrestlers. We're not oversaturating, I definitely don't want to do three hours of Dynamite and I feel strongly about keeping our Big Four pay-per-views. We may develop other shows and streaming specials and big episodes of Dynamite, but expanding our calendar in 2021."

It remains unknown when the new AEW programming will debut on WarnerMedia platforms. It was reported in January 2020 that the second show could be a rebranded version of AEW Dark, which airs on YouTube every Tuesday and features a dozen matches each week. 

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