Season Premiere of “Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Bengals” at 10 pm on HBO


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HBO Sports, in association with NFL Films and the Cincinnati Bengals, provides an all-access look at what it takes to make it in the National Football League in HARD KNOCKS: TRAINING CAMP WITH THE CINCINNATI BENGALS. The first sports-based reality series – and one of the fastest-turnaround reality programs – begins its five-episode eighth season, presented in HD, TUESDAY, AUG. 6 (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. 3 season finale.

Head coach Marvin Lewis and his Bengals kick off training camp at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. Coaches take the players through the first week of on-field drills as the team prepares for the 2013 regular season in the ultra-competitive AFC North.

A 30-person NFL Films crew will be shooting up to 1,500 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.

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