TV News, Insiders!
For the second time in the last week, I am presenting you with TV news that is not necessarily the TV news you are most looking for. Sorry. But still, something cool is coming for the Kings this fall!
The Kings have partnered with the NHL and NHL Network for the fourth season of the all-access preseason docuseries Behind The Glass. Officially titled Behind The Glass: Los Angeles Kings Training Camp, the three-part series will premier on Monday, October 2 at 6 PM Pacific on NHL Network. Behind The Glass is now in its fourth season after originally debuting in 2018. The series has previously followed New Jersey, Philadelphia and Nashville, all three of which played preseason games overseas.
Behind The Glass will present storylines from throughout training camp, both on and off the ice, as the Kings navigate through a very unique training camp. The Australia trip presents different circumstances and challenges right out of the gate, which will be documented throughout the series. Included will be a look at the team’s trip to Australia, as well as re-integrating to Southern California and preparation leading into the season opener versus Colorado on October 11.
Much of what you see on TV won’t be new info, as you’ll have read about many of those storylines here on LAKI in real time. You’ll get some unique behind the scenes looks though, with coverage coming from the weeks that were, which should add some additional layers and interesting content to consume.
The full program schedule is as follows –
Episode 1: Monday, October 2 @ 6 PM Pacific
Episode 2: Monday, October 9 @ 6 PM Pacific
Episode 3: Monday, October 16 @ 6 PM Pacific
*Each episode will re-air at 9 PM Pacific
LA Kings President Luc Robitaille
The LA Kings are honored to participate in Behind The Glass which we believe will profile our team and our organization in a unique, never-before-seen manner. We look forward to working with the NHL to help tell our story, and we believe our fans and the hockey world will be excited to see the final product as we enter the 2023-24 season with high expectations.
Steve Mayer, NHL Chief Content Officer
Through three seasons, Behind the Glass has taken fans into the promise and complexities of NHL training camp, but the highlight of these shows are the international trips. In past years, we followed Jakub Voráček to Czechia and Nico Hischier and Roman Josi to Switzerland as they played in front of their families for the very first time in their NHL careers. This year, we’ve raised the stakes by joining the Kings for the NHL Global Series – Melbourne, the NHL’s first-ever games in Australia. Behind the Glass is another example of the type of exclusive and unprecedented access NHL Productions proudly delivers to fans.
Josh Bernstein, NHL Network Vice President of Production
“Our fans crave Behind The Glass content, especially this time of year as the excitement of a new season is palpable. Having our cameras embedded with the Kings will unearth new storylines about the team, which perfectly aligns with our daily goal to bring fans closer to the game.
From the official release –
Behind The Glass will provide an inside look at the Kings’ trip to the Southern Hemisphere when they play the Arizona Coyotes in Melbourne, Australia on September 23rd and 24th for the 2023 NHL Global Series. The series will mark the first-ever NHL games played in Australia. Beginning this week in LA, players will be featured away from the rink and mic’d up for unparalleled content as they compete to solidify their spot on the roster and ultimately prepare for the regular season opener on October 11th against the Colorado Avalanche.
After back-to-back Stanley Cup Playoff berths, the Kings bolstered their roster during the offseason and raised expectations for the organization. Behind The Glass will follow its primary architect, vice president and general manager Rob Blake, and head coach Todd McLellan as they lead the team throughout training camp and shape the vision for a perennial Stanley Cup contender. Newly acquired center Pierre-Luc Dubois joins rising stars Adrian Kempe and Kevin Fiala among those who will be profiled alongside a veteran core that includes two-time Stanley Cup Champions Anze Kopitar and Drew Doughty. Team President Luc Robitaille will also detail what it means to be a King from the unique perspective that only the Hall of Famer can share.