"Hard Knocks" (TV show) is a reality series on HBO.

The first sports reality series debuted in summer 2001, becoming the most-acclaimed sports reality franchise on TV and earning recognition for innovative production techniques, unscripted drama and unmatched storytelling. The series redefined the terms "all-access" and "fastest turnaround time," as the HBO Sports-NFL Films presentation captured the imagination of both hardcore NFL fans and casual viewers. To date, eleven editions of the Sports Emmy-winning series have been presented, and interest in the franchise continues to grow.

The winner of fourteen Sports Emmy Awards to date, the series launched with the Baltimore Ravens in 2001, followed by the Dallas Cowboys in 2002, and resumed in 2007 with the Kansas City Chiefs, subsequently spotlighting the Cowboys (2008), Cincinnati Bengals (2009), New York Jets (2010), Miami Dolphins (2012), Bengals (2013), Atlanta Falcons (2014), Houston Texans (2015) and the return of the Rams to Los Angeles in 2016.

Six of the last seven teams featured on the show have equaled or improved their win-loss record in the regular season. Teams who earned playoff berths immediately following their appearance on the series include the Bengals (2009, 2013), Jets (2010) and Houston Texans (2015).

"Hard Knocks" is produced by NFL Films.


Network: HBO
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: August 1, 2001
Seasons: 12
Production Companies:
HBO Sports
NFL Films

'Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Miami Dolphins' Puts the NFL Franchise on the Line — Premiering Tuesday, August 7, the new season of the HBO series chronicles the rigors and daily demands of the NFL training camp in south Florida. Read more...
HBO Delivers 'Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Miami Dolphins' — Premiering Tuesday, August 7, the reality sports series heads to the Sunshine State to follow first-year head coach Joe Philbin and an intriguing mix of high-profile veterans, free agents and rookie hopefuls. Read more...

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