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.
Debut: Wednesday, Dec. 14 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)
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.)
Dec. 18 (11:00 p.m.)
Dec. 20 (8:00 p.m.)
Jan. 2 (8:00 a.m.)
HBO On Demand availability begins: Dec. 19
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.