HBO has tapped the Cincinnati Bengals for the eighth season
of its NFL docuseries Hard Knocks.
The new season will premiere Aug. 6 at 10 p.m. The series,
which takes a behind-the-scenes look at an NFL training camp, will air on
Tuesdays again for the second straight year. Last year's version with the Miami
Dolphins was the show's second-most watched in the past decade with 4.1 million
viewers per week.
Hard Knocks is a collaboration between HBO Sports and
"We are delighted that Hard Knocks will be
returning this summer and excited for our return to the AFC North and the
Cincinnati Bengals franchise," said Ken Hershman, president of HBO Sports.
"The series has become captivating television with appeal far beyond the
hardcore football fan. Hard Knocks is a cornerstone franchise at
This will be the second time the Bengals will be
the featured team on Hard Knocks, having done it previously in 2009.
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