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First Air Date: August 1st, 2001
Last Air Date: September 5th, 2017
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Aired On: HBO
Episode Runtime: 45 minutes
Total Seasons: 12 Seasons
Total Episodes: 63 Episodes
Type: Reality
Status: Returning Series
Homepage: HBO - Hard Knocks

Last Updated: Tue, 22 May 2018 09:52:51 +0000

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Hard Knocks


“The first sports-based reality series” in television history presents viewers with an inside look at NFL training camps. From the top coaches to the rookies trying to make the team, Hard Knocks will showcase what it takes to be in the NFL.

Seasons and Episodes

Specials (2 Episodes)

1: Countdown to Hard Knocks - Training Camp With the New York Jets - Aired: 2010-07-28

Preview of the HBO series of NFL summer camps ... this year, the New York Jets before their much anticipated 2010 season ... Rex Ryan & company want to make the next step and reach the Super Bowl ... high expectations in the big apple ... with Mark Sanchez, Shonn Greene, Braylon Edwards, Nick Mangold, Darrelle Revis, Bart Scott, Kris Jenkins and the new arrivals Santonio Holmes, Antonio Cromartie and Jason Taylor ...

2: A Decade of NFL Training Camps - Aired: 2011-08-31

It's been ten years since HBO Sports and NFL Films debuted 'Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Baltimore Ravens.' In the decade since, 'Hard Knocks' has gone inside the locker room of five different teams, twice with the Dallas Cowboys. Every season has provided unprecedented inside access to players and coaches from the NFL and plenty of memorable moments-from Emmitt Smith preparing for his final season, to Chad Ochocinco inventing catchphrases seemingly on the fly, and Rex Ryan's famous "Let's go get a goddamn snack" speech.

Training Camp With the Baltimore Ravens (6 Episodes)

1: Training Camp With the Baltimore Ravens #1 - Aired: 2001-08-01

The players from the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens leave their homes and arrive at training camp.

2: Training Camp With the Baltimore Ravens #2 - Aired: 2001-08-08

The practical jokes heat up at training camp. Also the team and it's coaching staff has to deal with the season ending injury of star running back Jamal Lewis.

3: Training Camp With the Baltimore Ravens #3 - Aired: 2001-08-15

The team begins to battle the extreme heat. The search for a new running back continues.

4: Training Camp With the Baltimore Ravens #4 - Aired: 2001-08-22

Tony Siragusa take out some of the rookies to his restaurant. The Ravens compete in their second preseason game.

5: Training Camp With the Baltimore Ravens #5 - Aired: 2001-08-29

The Ravens coaches go through their first-round cuts. The team's rookies stage a talent show where they mock several of the veteran players.

6: Training Camp With the Baltimore Ravens #6 - Aired: 2001-09-05

The coaches make their final round cuts, as players wait in suspense. Training camp ends and the players head for home.

Training Camp With the Dallas Cowboys (6 Episodes)

1: Training Camp With the Dallas Cowboys #1 - Aired: 2002-08-07

New Cowboys coach Dave Campo explains his rules for training camp to the team. Several players tensions rise for a spot on the 53-man roster. There is also a look into the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders bond.

2: Training Camp With the Dallas Cowboys #2 - Aired: 2002-08-14

The competition heats up as preparations for the 2002 season begin in earnest. The rookies face their first live test in a scrimmage against their in-state rivals, the Houston Texans.

3: Training Camp With the Dallas Cowboys #3 - Aired: 2002-08-21

Dallas plays its first preseason game and for some cowboys, it's their last game. The competition for starting quarterback heats up as Quincy Carter is challenged by newcomer Chad Hutchinson.

4: Training Camp With the Dallas Cowboys #4 - Aired: 2002-08-28

The Cowboys enjoy some good, clean fun before the "hard knocks" resume and injuries affect key members of the 2002 roster.

5: Training Camp With the Dallas Cowboys #5 - Aired: 2002-09-04

The Cowboys wind down training camp in San Antonio as the rookies battle for the few remaining spots on the roster.

6: Training Camp With the Dallas Cowboys Week 6 - Aired: 2002-09-11

It's the last week for players on the bubble as the final 53-man-roster is chosen and the Cowboys prepare to begin their 2002 season.

Training Camp with the Kansas City Chiefs (6 Episodes)

1: Training Camp with the Kansas City Chiefs #1 - Aired: 2007-08-08

The K.C. Chiefs enter training camp under coach Herm Edwards. The team must deal with a battle at the QB position, a hold out by a star player, and many players fighting for positions.

2: Training Camp with the Kansas City Chiefs #2 - Aired: 2007-08-15

The QB battle between Damon Huard and Brodie Croyle continues. 1st round pick Dwayne Bowe finally reports for camp, and the hazing begins.

3: Training Camp with the Kansas City Chiefs #3 - Aired: 2007-08-22

The coaching staff continues to struggle with picking a QB while they deal with their 2nd straight preseason loss. Training camp also moves from Wisconsin to Kansas City.

4: Training Camp with the Kansas City Chiefs #4 - Aired: 2007-08-29

The Chiefs begin the process of cutting players, including veteran Rod Gardner. After another preseason loss head coach Herm Edwards makes the difficult decision on who his starting QB will be.

5: Training Camp with the Kansas City Chiefs #5 - Aired: 2007-09-05

The countdown to the final cuts begin with Bobby Sippio, Boomer Grigsby, Derrick Ross, and Tyron Brackenridge all on the bubble. The team attends a booster luncheon the day before the final preseason game versus St. Louis. The team needs to make a tough decision on one-time superstar Priest Homes.

6: The Jacksonville Jaguars: Show 6 - Aired: 2004-08-19

Out-takes from training camp. The team learns to deal with being documented so intensely.

Training Camp with the Dallas Cowboys (5 Episodes)

1: Training Camp with the Dallas Cowboys #1 - Aired: 2008-08-06

An Insight into the training camp of "Americas Team", the Dallas Cowboys. This episode looks at the players arriving at camp, and how a group of players, each with different experience and expectations cope with camp life.

2: Training Camp with the Dallas Cowboys #2 - Aired: 2008-08-13

Week 2 of training camp continues. We find out where a Cowboy goes for the freshest threads? Plus, linebacker Anthony Spencer continues to impress the coaching staff.

3: Training Camp with the Dallas Cowboys #3 - Aired: 2008-08-20

Terrell Owens shows off his leadership skills with the young wide receivers. The Cowboys travel to Denver for heated practices and a pre-season game against the Broncos.

4: Training Camp with the Dallas Cowboys #4 - Aired: 2008-08-27

Jerry Jones gives a behind-the-scenes look at the new Dallas Cowboys stadium being built. The Cowboys take on the Texans in their 3rd pre-season game. Bobby Carpenter steps up on defense. And the first cuts are made

5: Training Camp with the Dallas Cowboys #5 - Aired: 2008-09-03

In the season finale of Hard Knocks the team has it's final pre-season game against the Vikings. Final cuts are made and the practice squad is formed. And Adam Jones finds out his fate from the league.

Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals (5 Episodes)

1: Episode 1 - Aired: 2009-08-12

The first week of Cincinnati Bengals training camp.

2: Episode 2 - Aired: 2009-08-19

The second week of Cincinnati Bengals training camp.

3: Episode 3 - Aired: 2009-08-26

The third week of Cincinnati Bengals training camp.

4: Episode 4 - Aired: 2009-09-02

The fourth week of Cincinnati Bengals training camp.

5: Episode 5 - Aired: 2009-09-09

The fifth week of Cincinnati Bengals training camp.

Training Camp with the New York Jets (5 Episodes)

1: Episode 01 - Aired: 2010-08-11

In the opener of the sixth season, Jets players and coaches arrive in Cortland, N.Y., and settle in to their new quarters before beginning two-a-day drills. Included: head coach Rex Ryan sets an ambitious goal for the season; Darrelle Revis is a no-show; the first cuts are made; Marty Schottenheimer and Joe Namath visit camp.

2: Episode 02 - Aired: 2010-08-18

The defense struggles in the second half of the Jets' preseason opener against the Giants at New Meadowlands Stadium; WR Santonio Holmes gives advice to struggling rookie RB Joe McKnight; the fullback battle continues; Vernon Gholston impresses the coaching staff; Darrelle Revis's holdout continues.

3: Episode 03 - Aired: 2010-08-25

The team breaks camp in Cortland, N.Y., and heads to Charlotte to meet the Carolina Panthers in their second preseason game; Nick Mangold signs a contract extension but Darrelle Revis's holdout continues; one player suffers a severe injury in the Panthers game.

4: Episode 04 - Aired: 2010-09-01

The team visits Long Island for a scrimmage at Hofstra University and faces the Redskins in its third preseason game. Also: a key player gets hurt; a respected veteran is cut as the roster is pared to 75 players; the battle at left guard heats up; the offense continues to struggle.

5: Episode 05 - Aired: 2010-09-08

Players get a last chance to impress the coaches in the preseason finale against the Eagles; some tough cuts are made as the roster is pared to 53 players; negotiations heat up with holdout Darrelle Revis; Mark Sanchez calls plays against the Eagles and directs a TD drive.

Training Camp with the Miami Dolphins (5 Episodes)

1: Episode 01 - Aired: 2012-08-07

The new identity of the Miami Dolphins under first-year head coach Joe Philbin begins to take shape as the team assembles for the start of training camp in Davie, Fla. Coaches take players through week one of on-field drills.

2: Episode 02 - Aired: 2012-08-14

Training camp in South Florida heats up as players and coaches look back at their first preseason game, against Tampa Bay. The game recap will include exclusive NFL Films audio and video.

3: Episode 03 - Aired: 2012-08-21

Coaches review the Carolina pre-season game; roster positions are evaluated; the competition for wide receiver positions heats up.

4: Episode 04 - Aired: 2012-08-28

As tensions mount to make the 53-man roster, HARD KNOCKS reviews the pivotal pre-season encounter against the Atlanta Falcons; the game recap will include exclusive NFL Films audio and video.

5: Episode 05 - Aired: 2012-09-04

The pre-season comes to a close as the Dolphins travel to Dallas to play the Cowboys; coaches evaluate players as they prepare for final roster cuts.

Training Camp with the Bengals (5 Episodes)

1: Episode 01 - Aired: 2013-08-06

In the eighth-season opener, the team assembles in the Queen City and kicks off training camp at Paul Brown Stadium.

2: Episode 02 - Aired: 2013-08-13

The Bengals travel to Atlanta and practice with the Falcons prior to their Aug. 8 meeting in the Georgia Dome.

3: Episode 03 - Aired: 2013-08-20

Training camp accelerates, and the Tennessee Titans of the AFC South visit Paul Brown Stadium for the Bengals' first pre-season home game.

4: Episode 04 - Aired: 2013-08-27

The Bengals travel to Dallas for a preseason encounter with the Cowboys; the coaching staff meets to make important roster decisions as the deadline approaches.

5: Episode 05 - Aired: 2013-09-03

In the season finale, the preseason comes to a close as the Bengals prepare to face the visiting Indianapolis Colts; coaches evaluate player performances as they prepare for final roster cuts.

Training Camp with the Atlanta Falcons (5 Episodes)

1: Episode 01 - Aired: 2014-08-05

Head coach Mike Smith and a roster of 90 players kick off training camp in Flowery Branch, GA. Coaches take the Atlanta Falcons through the first week of on-field drills as the team prepares for the 2014 regular season in the challenging NFC South division.

2: Episode 02 - Aired: 2014-08-12

General manager Thomas Dimitroff outlines his view on the 2014 roster; linebacker Sean Weatherspoon is profiled; the Falcons scrimmage with the Tennessee Titans in Flowery Branch as they prep for their opening preseason game against the Miami Dolphins at the Georgia Dome.

3: Episode 03 - Aired: 2014-08-19

With jobs on the line, the Falcons fly to Houston to scrimmage the Texans before their second preseason game. Also: competition heats up for the backup quarterback job.

4: Episode 04 - Aired: 2014-08-26

The intensity of training camp heats up as fifteen players are cut from the roster and veterans prepare for the regular season. Also: a thunderstorm sends the team heading for cover.

5: Episode 05 - Aired: 2014-09-02

The preseason comes to a close as the Falcons head to Jacksonville to face the Jaguars; coaches evaluate performances as they prepare for final cuts.

Training Camp with the Houston Texans (5 Episodes)

1: Episode 01 - Aired: 2015-08-11

Reigning Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt and his fellow Texans kick off training camp in Houston. Head coach Bill O'Brien leads 90 players through the first week of drills, and the team travels to Virginia, where they practice against the NFC East's Washington Redskins.

2: Episode 02 - Aired: 2015-08-18

Rookies and veterans show some style and the team gears up for its preseason slate with a home game against the San Francisco 49ers.

3: Episode 03 - Aired: 2015-08-25

Jadeveon Clowney, the first pick of the 2014 draft, returns to the field after a long recovery from surgery; Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos visit NRG Stadium for the Texans' second preseason game.

4: Episode 04 - Aired: 2015-09-01

The Texans begin reducing the roster in preparation for getting down to 53 players by opening day. The team travels to New Orleans to meet Drew Brees and the Saints in the third week of preseason play.

5: Episode 05 - Aired: 2015-09-08

The Texans travel to Dallas for their final preseason game against the Cowboys. The coaching staff reduces the roster to 53 players in preparation for the Sept. 13 regular season opener with Kansas City.

Training Camp with the Los Angeles Rams (5 Episodes)

1: Episode 01 - Aired: 2016-08-09

The NFL meets Hollywood as the Rams move to Los Angeles with little time to spare in their quest to build an NFL roster and establish a new tradition in Southern California.

2: Episode 02 - Aired: 2016-08-16

The Los Angeles Rams mark their first home game at the venerable Memorial Coliseum in more than 35 years with the preseason opener versus the Dallas Cowboys.

3: Episode 03 - Aired: 2016-08-23

No overview available.

4: Episode 04 - Aired: 2016-08-30

No overview available.

5: Episode 05 - Aired: 2016-09-06

No overview available.

Training Camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5 Episodes)

1: Episode 1 - Aired: 2017-08-08

Former Heisman winner Jameis Winston, outspoken DeSean Jackson and Pro Bowl perennial Gerald McCoy, along with rookies and free agents, go through the first week of drills at Buccaneers training camp.

2: Episode 2 - Aired: 2017-08-15

Third-year QB Jameis Winston displays his leadership on the field and in the locker room; kicker Roberto Aguayo learns his fate; Brent Grimes has a revealing conversation with his wife, Miko; players and coaches get game-time action as the Buccaneers travel to Cincinnati to play the Bengals.

3: Episode 3 - Aired: 2017-08-22

Jameis Winston leads the Buccaneers to Jacksonville for practice sessions and a nationally televised preseason game with the Jaguars; competition heats up as 90 players vie for 53 roster spots.

4: Episode 4 - Aired: 2017-08-29

Jameis Winston and the first team unit prepare for the home preseason clash with the Cleveland Browns; the rookie talent show takes place at camp.

5: Episode 5 - Aired: 2017-09-05

Jameis Winston, Gerald McCoy, Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson prepare for the regular season. Rookie hopefuls Riley Bullough, aka "Joe Dirt," and Jeremy McNichols, aka "McWeapon," hope to survive the final cuts, when 37 players will lose their jobs.