"Beginnings" Returns to MSG Network with Five New Episodes

Season Four of the MSG Original Series Goes Back Home with Sports Stars and Legends
Beginning Sunday, November 16 at 4:30 p.m. with Micheal Ray Richardson

New Episodes Also Feature: Henrik Lundqvist, Carl Hagelin,
Mats Zuccarello, and John Tavares


New York, NY (November 12, 2014) - MSG Network announced today that original series “Beginnings,” which takes a behind-the-scenes look at where and how some of the greatest New York athletes got started, will return for a fourth season premiering on Sunday, November 16 at 4:30 p.m. The half-hour series kicks off with an all-new episode featuring Micheal Ray Richardson – the 6-foot-5 basketball great who spent the first four years of his eight-year NBA playing career with the New York Knicks before becoming to the first player to receive a lifetime ban under the NBA’s anti-drug program in 1986. Richardson, also the first player the NBA reinstated two years later, opens up his home to MSG Network in this candid episode of “Beginnings.” The show will follow complete coverage of the Knicks-Nuggets game at Madison Square Garden.

Season four of “Beginnings” will also feature current Rangers Henrik Lundqvist, Carl Hagelin, and Mats Zuccarello, along with Islanders star John Tavares. A complete schedule is below.

MSG Network’s “Beginnings” Season Four Schedule

November 16

Micheal Ray Richardson

4:30 p.m. following Nuggets at Knicks
(Repeats at 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.)
November 23 Carl Hagelin 10:30 p.m. following Canadiens at Rangers
December 8 Mats Zuccarello 10:30 p.m. following Penguins at Rangers
December 23 Henrick Lundqvist 10:30 p.m. following Capitals at Rangers
January 13, 2015 John Tavares 10:30 p.m. following Islanders at Rangers

MSG Networks is the exclusive local television home of the New York Knicks, New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, Buffalo Sabres (Upstate New York only), New York Liberty and New York Red Bulls, and the official regional sports networks of the New York Giants. MSG Networks also telecasts over 100 live college events from top national conferences, as well as horse racing, boxing and award-winning original programming. In 2014, MSG Networks received 16 New York Emmy Awards, including 14 for MSG Network and one each for MSG+ and MSG Network’s 99 Emmys over the past seven years are more than any single network or station in the region during that time.

For more information, including a schedule of encore presentations of each “Beginnings” episode, visit and and follow @MSGNetworks on Twitter.

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