Hard Knocks Set to Premiere This Month

Now that August is here, it means that the National Football League isn’t far behind. Training camps are underway all over the country and that’s especially true for the Miami Dolphins, the subject of this year’s edition of HBO/NFL Films’ Hard Knocks.

The premiere is set for August 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

With Chad “Don’t Call Me Ochocinco” Johnson and new coach Joe Philbin in the mix, there should be plenty of good television over the span of five weeks.

Let’s look at the HBO press release.


HBO Sports, in association with NFL Films and the Miami Dolphins, provides an all-access look at what it takes to make it in the National Football League in HARD KNOCKS: TRAINING CAMP WITH THE MIAMI DOLPHINS.

The first sports-based reality series – and one of the fastest-turnaround reality series – begins its five-episode seventh season, presented in HD, TUESDAY, AUG. 7 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Other hour-long episodes debut subsequent Tuesdays at the same time, culminating in the Sept. 4 season finale.

Episode #1

Debut: TUESDAY, AUG. 7 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Other HBO playdates: Aug. 8 (7:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.), 9 (1:30 p.m., 2:10 a.m.), 10 (9:00 p.m., midnight), 11 (11:00 a.m., 11:30 p.m.), 12 (8:00 a.m.) and 13 (10:00 a.m., 11:15 p.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Aug. 10 (6:25 p.m.), 12 (11:45 p.m.) and 23 (11:15 p.m.)

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 the players through week one of on-field drills.

A 30-person NFL Films crew is living at the Dolphins training camp, shooting up to 1,200 hours of video over the course of the series. Camera and sound crews are given unrestricted access to the players’ and coaches’ meeting rooms, training facilities, living quarters and practice fields

That’s it.

Ken Fang

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Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013. He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television. Fang celebrates the three Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.