NBC/VERSUS Release 2011-12 Talent Lineups
September 19, 2011 8 Comments
NBC Talent Teams
NBC/Wednesdays on VERSUS: Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk and Pierre McGuire
Mondays on VERSUS: Mike Emrick and Pierre McGuire
Tuesdays on VERSUS: Dave Strader and Brian Engblom
NHL Live Studio Show: Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury and Keith Jones*
NHL Overtime: Bill Patrick and Jeremy Roenick*
NBC Studio Show: Liam McHugh and Mike Milbury
Here’s the full press release:
NEW YORK (September 19, 2011) — The critically-acclaimed team of Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick (play-by-play), Eddie Olczyk (analyst) and Pierre McGuire (‘Inside the Glass’ analyst) will return to the NBC Sports Group as its featured broadcast team for the 2011-12 NHL season. Emrick, who won the Sports Emmy Award earlier this year in the play-by-play category, Olczyk and McGuire will again cover the ‘NHL Game of the Week’ broadcasts on NBC and will add VERSUS’ new exclusive Wednesday night telecast to their schedule.
Veteran NHL announcer Dave Strader (play-by-play) and former NHL player Brian Engblom (‘Inside the Glass’ analyst) also return and will primarily handle Tuesday and Sunday night telecasts as a team. Emrick, McGuire and Strader will call games exclusively for the NBC Sports Group this season.
In the studio, host Liam McHugh and analysts Mike Milbury and Keith Jones begin their second season together on VERSUS’ pre- and post-game show, NHL Live. Also on VERSUS, the NHL Overtime team of host Bill Patrick and analyst Jeremy Roenick will often be joined by additional former NHL players or coaches. McHugh and Milbury will also work NBC’s pre- and post-game coverage as well as its intermission segments.
“The key ingredient to the success of our broadcasts has been the people and we’re thrilled that the best in the business are returning,” said Sam Flood, executive producer for NBC Sports and VERSUS. “This talent schedule benefits hockey fans because it allows us to produce consistent broadcasts across all platforms, which is more important than ever as fans will see more national regular-season and playoff telecasts than ever before.”