The first sports-based reality series - and one of the fastest-turnaround reality series - returns when HBO Sports, NFL Films and the Miami Dolphins team up for an all-access look at what it takes to make it in the National Football League with 'Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Miami Dolphins.'
The cinema verite series focuses on the daily lives and routines of players and coaches as the Miami Dolphins, who compete in the ultra-competitive AFC East, prepare for the 2012 NFL season. 'Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Miami Dolphins' chronicles first-year head coach Joe Philbin and a compelling mix of high-profile veterans, free agents and rookie hopefuls throughout training camp and the preseason. Each week, players will experience drills, meetings and fun, while struggling to prove they have what it takes to make the team and make their mark in the NFL.
A 24-person NFL Films crew will live at the Dolphins' training camp in south Florida, shooting more than 1,000 hours of video over the course of the series. Camera and sound crews will be given unencumbered access to the players' and coaches' meeting rooms, training rooms, dormitories and practice fields.
This summer's edition of 'Hard Knocks' marks the first time episodes of the series debut on Tuesday nights; episodes previously debuted on Wednesdays.
'Hard Knocks' launched with the Baltimore Ravens in 2001, followed by the Dallas Cowboys in 2002. The series resumed in 2007 with the Kansas City Chiefs, winning a Sports Emmy®. In 2008, the series returned to the Dallas Cowboys, receiving a second Sports Emmy®. In 2009, 'Hard Knocks' spotlighted the Cincinnati Bengals and captured two more Sports Emmys®, including Outstanding Edited Series/Anthology. The most recent season of 'Hard Knocks,' in 2010, featured the New York Jets and received three Sports Emmys®, including Outstanding Edited Series/Anthology.
August 11, 2010
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