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HBO's 'Hard Knocks' Tackles Los Angeles Rams

HBO Sports’ Hard Knocks NFL-themed docuseries will spotlight the Los Angeles Rams this summer, the network said Wednesday.

The Hard Knocks: Training Camp With The Los Angeles Rams will follow the NFL training camp of the Rams, who are moving to Los Angeles after spending the past 21 seasons in St. Louis, beginning Aug. 9

“We are thrilled that the 11th edition of Hard Knocks will spotlight a team from the NFC West Division for the first time,” says Peter Nelson, executive VP, HBO Sports in a statement. “It’s exciting to chronicle a franchise with so many compelling storylines, highlighted by the team’s return to the Los Angeles market and the enormously warm reception the Rams are experiencing. The series has become a summertime destination for TV viewers, and we can’t wait for the premiere on Aug. 9.”

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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.