Netflix’s critically acclaimed sports documentary series, Last Chance U, will be returning for a third season. But after spending the last two seasons at East Mississippi Community College in Scooba, MS, the show will be heading to America’s heartland in Kansas. EMCC coach Buddy Stephens was hoping the show would return to his school, but that will not be the case.

Just as it has with the previous two seasons, the show will follow the lives of athletes hoping to make it to the next level despite some of their past mistakes. The new locale will be Independence Community College in Indepedence, KS.

The program is coming off its first winning season in ten years under coach Jason Brown.

“While we now have the opportunity to head to Kansas, we hope to revisit the people we’ve grown to love over the past two seasons of Last Chance U,” noted director Greg Whiteley. “We are forever grateful to the talented team at East Mississippi Community College who dedicated months of their lives in Scooba and trusted us to tell their incredible stories.”

If you’ve been a regular visitor to Awful Announcing, you are well aware of our coverage whether it’s been through reviews or interviewing director Greg Whiteley.

Some of the players who have been featured on the series have gone onto play at the NCAA FCS level, however, we have seen some of them struggle while others have moved on.

It will be interesting to see if the magic and chemistry that worked in the first two seasons at EMCC in Mississipppi can work in Kansas. However, with the template set in Scooba, MS, the people behind Last Chance U should be able to find some compelling stories at a new location.

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Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013.

He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television.

Fang celebrates the four Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.