A six-week, five-episode, real-time summer reality show begins tonight when Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Los Angeles Rams debuts at 10 p.m. It’s typically wonderfully crafted, with gorgeous visuals, and also constantly dramatic, showing us what really happened behind the scenes of things making headlines. The Los Angeles Times reported on production of the new season, which is taking place in Los Angeles and following… continue reading
Participation in HBO’s reality series Hard Knocks is now required by the NFL, but NBC Sports’ PFT did the math and found that few teams are eligible. Had new rules been in place this year, only five teams would have been eligible: the Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans, Oakland Raiders, and St. Louis… continue reading
HBO’s outstanding documentary series Hard Knocks is the best real-time summer reality series but has struggled to get teams to agree to be followed by its cameras. The NFL passed a rule today that will require teams to participate if there no team volunteers to be followed by NFL Films for the series. Teams that… continue reading
The eighth season of HBO’s fantastic NFL training camp reality series Hard Knocks will follow the Cincinnati Bengals, the NFL team that was the subject of the show’s 2009 season. The Cincinnati Enquirer confirmed news first reported by the Philadelphia Daily News, noting that coach Marvin “Lewis has considered both of his experiences with Hard… continue reading
Tonight, Hard Knocks concludes its eighth season, which has followed the Miami Dolphins and its new coach, Joe Philbin. Between the exceptional cinematography (that both NFL Films and HBO Sports are well-known for) and the extraordinary access, this is a series that is unquestionably summer’s best real-time reality TV program. With its robotic surveillance cameras… continue reading
The Miami Dolphins have accepted NFL Films’ offer to be followed by the HBO series Hard Knocks, following several teams publicly rejecting the series, which did not air a season last year. HBO’s press release said that the Dolphins are “a venerable franchise that had an exciting off-season activity” and noted that it will be… continue reading
HBO’s Hard Knocks didn’t air last year because of the lockout, and now, the documentary reality series isn’t finding teams willing to be followed by its cameras. The Seattle Seahawks, “the Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, San Francisco 49ers and Washington Redskins have either declined or, like the Seahawks, stated a lack of interest… continue reading
Hard Knocks, the HBO reality series that follows a football team’s pre-season training, won’t be filmed this year because of the NFL lockout. The network had scheduled the new season’s debut for August 10. Sports Illustrated’s Peter King reported that there will be “No ‘Hard Knocks’ this year.” This won’t be the first time the… continue reading
Dallas Cowboys will be the next subjects of HBO’s Hard Knocks. After following the Baltimore Ravens during their training, HBO’s series will look at the Dallas Cowboy’s for its seconds season. Hard Knocks: Training Camp with The Dallas Cowboys will debut July 31 and run for six weeks.
HBO’s Hard Knocks is “must-see after just one episode.” The six-episode Hard Knocks: Training Camp With the Baltimore Ravens debuted on HBO last Wednesday, and The Sports Network’s Bryan McGovern calls the show–a combination straight documentary and quasi-The Real World reality TV show–“must-see.” The second episode airs tomorrow at 11 p.m. ET.
HBO plans Baltimore Ravens training camp TV show for Aug. HBO will air Hard Knocks: Training Camp With the Baltimore Ravens starting this August for six weeks; the show will follow the team as they prepare for the season. So is this a documentary or reality TV?