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AIRDATES: HBO 24/7: Flyers-RangersRoad to the Winter Classic

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers
HBO  Sports’  groundbreaking  “24/7”  reality  franchise, which has captured  14  Sports Emmy® Awards, will again join forces with the National Hockey  League®  to  take viewers inside one of the NHL’s great rivalries – the  Philadelphia  Flyers  and  the  New York Rangers. 24/7 FLYERS/RANGERS: ROAD  TO  THE  NHL WINTER CLASSIC will follow the two clubs simultaneously, chronicling  their  highs  and lows each week.  The build-up and excitement surrounding  the  rivalry  reaches  its  apex  when  they meet in the fifth edition  of  the  NHL’s  annual  outdoor game – 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on Jan. 2 at Citizens Bank Park™ in Philadelphia.


Episode #4: FINAL EPISODE
Thursday, Jan. 5 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Other HBO playdates:
Jan. 5 (11:00 p.m.)
Jan. 6 (9:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m., 11:45 p.m.)
Jan. 7 (10:00 a.m., 12:10 a.m.)
Jan. 8 (10:00 a.m.)
Jan. 9 (7:00 p.m., 3:00 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates:
Jan. 8 (midnight)
Jan. 10 (10:00 p.m.)

HBO On Demand availability begins: Jan. 9

Preparations go into high gear as workers apply the finishing touches needed to turn a baseball stadium into an outdoor hockey rink.  The Rangers take on the Flyers in a compelling contest that goes down to the final tick of the clock.  Rating:  (TV-MA) [AL]

The executive producer of 24/7 FLYERS/RANGERS: ROAD TO THE NHL WINTER CLASSIC is Rick Bernstein; senior producer, Dave Harmon; coordinating producers, Scott Boggins and Bentley Weiner; co-producer, Abtin Motia; writer, Aaron Cohen; narrator, Liev Schreiber.

Episode #3
Wednesday, Dec. 28 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)

The Flyers and Rangers square off at Madison Square Garden in a highly anticipated contest as their showdown in the Winter Classic looms. Preparations to transform the ballpark are under way.  Rating:  (TV-MA)

Other HBO playdates:
Dec. 28 (11:00 p.m.)
Dec. 29 (5:00 p.m., 11:50 p.m.)
Dec. 30 (11:00 a.m., 8:00 p.m.)
Dec. 31 (noon)
Jan. 1 (9:00 a.m.)
Jan. 2 (7:00 p.m., 1:55 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates:
Dec. 30 (midnight)
Jan. 1 (11:45 p.m.)
Jan. 2 (9:00 a.m.)
Jan. 3 (10:00 p.m.)

HBO On Demand availability begins:  Jan. 2

The series finale debuts Thursday, Jan. 5 at 10:00 p.m. (followed by an encore at 11:00 p.m.) three days after the Classic, with cameras tracking all the drama and excitement surrounding the Flyers and Rangers on game day.  The series is also available on HBO On Demand® and HBO GO®.

Episode #2
Wednesday, Dec. 21 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)

* HBO On Demand availability begins:  Dec. 26

Other HBO playdates:
Dec. 21 (11:00 p.m.)
Dec. 22 (5:30 p.m., 11:50 p.m.)
Dec. 23 (3:00 p.m.)
Dec. 24 (11:30 a.m., 11:55 p.m.)
Dec. 25 (8:45 a.m.)
Dec. 26 (4:00 p.m., 2:00 a.m.)
Dec. 31 (11:00 a.m.)

Head  coaches  Peter  Laviolette of the Flyers and John Tortorella of the  Rangers, along with a host of key players, are in the spotlight as the two clubs battle through their busy December schedules.

Shorthanded  due  to  injuries, the Flyers face defending Stanley Cup champions the Boston Bruins, while the Rangers hit the road for a series of away games.

Episode three of 24/7 FLYERS/RANGERS:  ROAD TO THE NHL WINTER CLASSIC
debuts  Wednesday  Dec. 28 at 10:00 p.m., with an immediate encore at 11:00
p.m.   The  series  finale  debuts  Thursday, Jan. 5 at 10:00 p.m. (with an
encore  at  11:00 p.m.) three days after the Classic, with cameras tracking
all  the  drama  and  excitement surrounding the Flyers and Rangers on game
day.   All  four episodes have multiple replay dates on HBO, and the series
will also be available on HBO On Demand® and HBO GO®.

The  executive  producer  of  24/7  FLYERS/RANGERS:   ROAD TO THE NHL WINTER   CLASSIC   is   Rick   Bernstein;  senior  producer,  Dave  Harmon; coordinating  producers,  Scott  Boggins  and  Bentley Weiner; co-producer, Abtin Motia; writer, Aaron Cohen; narrator, Liev Schreiber.

Episode #1
Wednesday, Dec. 14 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)

* HBO On Demand availability begins:  Dec. 19 *

Other HBO playdates:

Dec. 14 (11:00 p.m.)
Dec. 15 (5:45 p.m., midnight)
Dec. 16 (11:30 a.m., 8:00 p.m.)
Dec. 17 (10:00 a.m., 10:45 p.m.)
Dec. 18 (10:00 a.m.)
Dec. 19 (6:30 p.m., 2:55 a.m.)
Dec. 31 (10:00 a.m.)
Jan. 1 (9:00 a.m.)
Jan. 2 (6:45 a.m. and 1:55 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates:
Dec. 18 (11:00 p.m.)
Dec. 20 (8:00 p.m.)
Jan. 2 (8:00 a.m.)

Head  coaches  Peter  Laviolette of the Flyers and John Tortorella of the  Rangers, along with a host of key players, are in the spotlight as the two clubs battle through their busy December schedules.

Episodes  two  and  three  of  24/7  FLYERS/RANGERS:  ROAD TO THE NHL WINTER  CLASSIC  debut  on subsequent Wednesdays – Dec. 21 and Dec. 28 – at 10:00  p.m., with an immediate encore play at 11:00 p.m.  The series finale debuts  Thursday, Jan. 5 at 10:00 p.m. (with an encore at 11:00 p.m.) three days  after the Classic, with cameras tracking all the drama and excitement surrounding  the  Flyers  and  Rangers on game day.  All four episodes will have multiple replay dates on HBO, and the series will also be available on HBO On Demand® and HBO GO®.

The  executive  producer  of  24/7  FLYERS/RANGERS:   ROAD TO THE NHL WINTER   CLASSIC   is   Rick   Bernstein;  senior  producer,  Dave  Harmon; coordinating  producers,  Scott  Boggins  and  Bentley Weiner; co-producer, Abtin Motia; writer, Aaron Cohen; narrator, Liev Schreiber.
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