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‘Looking Ahead,’ Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick Leaves MSG/Devils for Reduced National Schedule

Longtime New Jersey Devils broadcaster Mike “Doc” Emrick gave up his duties last week with MSG Network. As we reported at the time, the acclaimed play-by-play man will concentrate on calling national games on NBC and Versus.

“It was something  that I had, at least, given some thought to during the playoffs,” Emrick tells FishbowlNY.

Emrick, who’ll turn 65 on August 1, was given time after the season to weigh the tough decision.

“It was a matter of me looking ahead,” Emrick says. “I’m fine now, I’m the same as I’ve been the last few years.”

But Emrick said the choice of leaving his beloved Devils first meant having the ability to look into his crystal ball.

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Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick Gives Up MSG Duties, Devils Announcing to Focus on NBC and Versus Work

Legendary NHL broadcaster Mike Emrick is adjusting his schedule. ”Doc” is giving up his role as longtime New Jersey Devils announcer with MSG Network to concentrate on calling hockey games on NBC and Versus.

Emrick, who turns 65 this month, addressed Devils fans in a letter.

“The people at both of these organizations have been incredibly loyal to me and have been very patient waiting until mid-summer for me to reach this decision. Both have also provided me only positive memories, support, and encouragement over these many seasons.

…I wish MSG Network and the Devils and Devils fans nothing but the greatest success in the years to come.”

Emrick became synonymous with the Devils, spending 21 years as the team’s play-by-play voice.

Sister site SportsNewser has more on Emrick’s Devils departure.

Watch the Box: Online Off-Line

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The CW canceled Online Nation. The Sunday night time period will be filled with reruns of Aliens in America starting this weekend. If you search around YouTube, you can find most of the show’s content, anyway.

FOX’s Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles premieres in January. This series picks up were Terminator 2: Judgment Day left off. In the role of Sarah Connor is Lena Headey, with Thomas Dekker as her son Thomas.

Versus kicks off a new series on October 25th at 8p called Greatest High School Football Rivalries produced by NFL Films. This weekly series highlights six of the country top match-ups in high school football this season. NFL Films can now control all the footage of a player for his entire career.

Peachtree TV , part of TBS’s local Atlanta offering, will launch it’s first original series, Drumline: SWD: Best Band in the Land, featuring the Southwest DeKalb High School Marching Panther Band. The band appeared in Drumline, the film.

SciFi Channel has a new drama project in the works–Revolution. Writers Ed Redlich and John Bellucci set the American Revolution 200 years in the future on a distant planet, in a galaxy far, far away.