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Hard Knocks
Genre Sports
Reality television
Documentary series
Created by Marty Callner
Developed by HBO Sports
NFL Films
Starring Baltimore Ravens (2001)
Dallas Cowboys (2002)
Kansas City Chiefs {2007)
Dallas Cowboys (2008) Cincinnati Bengals (2009)
Narrated by Paul Rudd (2007)
Liev Schreiber (2001-2002, 2008)
Theme music composer Dave Robidoux
Composer(s) Dave Robidoux
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes 20 (as of August 20, 2008)
(6 in 2001, 6 in 2002, 5 in 2007, 3 in 2008)
Executive producer(s) Steve Sabol
Rick Bernstein
Ross Greenburg
Producer(s) Ken Rodgers
Keith Cossrow
Location(s) Varies
Running time ~55 minutes (commercial-free)
Original channel HBO
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Dolby Digital 5.1
Original run 2001 (2001) – present
External links
Official website

Hard Knocks is a reality sports documentary television series produced by NFL Films and HBO. The series follows a select National Football League team through its training camp and provides an in-depth perspective of the team's preparation for the upcoming season. The series is described as one of the fastest turnaround reality series in television history.[1] The series covers the team's preparations for the upcoming season and provides viewers with team inside jokes and pranks, players' family matters, and position battles. The series especially focuses on rookies' adjustments to the NFL, usually with the team's highest draft selection and an undrafted or journeyman player that looks to make the team.


Baltimore Ravens (2001)

The series with the Ravens covered:

Dallas Cowboys (2002)

The Cowboys' first series covered:

  • Quincy Carter's pressure to stay the consistent starting quarterback and the acquisition of Chad Hutchinson as a backup quarterback.
  • Rookie Roy Williams' adjustment to professional football.
  • Emmitt Smith beginning his final season in Dallas.
  • Dave Campo heading into his third (and eventually, final) season as Dallas' head coach.

Jacksonville Jaguars (2004)

In the summer of 2004, the NFL Network produced a similar series following the Jacksonville Jaguars, but the series was not broadcast on HBO. The one-time series was called Inside Training Camp: Jaguars Summer.[2]

Kansas City Chiefs (2007)

The series returned on August 8, 2007 when the series followed the Kansas City Chiefs and their preparations for the 2007 season. [1] The series with the Chiefs covered:

Dallas Cowboys (2008)

The Dallas Cowboys were once again chronicled on the television series' fifth season, which premiered on August 6, 2008. [3] The series with the Cowboys covered:

Cincinnati Bengals (2009)

The Cincinnati Bengals series premiered on August 12, 2009. [4]. The season covered:

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