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HBO to Debut ‘Hard Knocks: Los Angeles' in August

HBO Sports on Aug. 11 will launch the 15th season of its Emmy-winning documentary series Hard Knocks following the training camps of the Los Angeles Chargers and Los Angeles Rams, said network executives.

The five-episode series for the first time will focus on two teams, said the network. “The Hard Knocks franchise continues to excel as the preeminent sports reality series,” Peter Nelson, EVP, HBO Sports said in a statement. “Our partnership with NFL Films, which dates back to 1977, consistently produces groundbreaking television programming. We are grateful to the Chargers and Rams organizations to be able to present the 2020 training camp experience.”

R. Thomas Umstead
R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.