HBO Sports®, NFL Films and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Join Forces for "Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers"

Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Tamps Bay Buccaneers

Photo: Ed Mulholland/ Courtesy of HBO

"Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers"
Premieres Tuesday, August 8 at 10 PM ET/PT exclusively on HBO

          Spotlighting this NFC South team on the rise, the 12th edition of the 14-time Sports Emmy® Award-winning series debuts Tuesday, August 8 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT). Other hour-long episodes of the first sports-based reality series – and one of the fastest-turnaround programs on TV – debut subsequent Tuesdays at the same time, with encore plays Wednesday nights, culminating in the Sept. 5 season finale.

          “HARD KNOCKS wins new fans to the sport of football every year because its themes are universal: a show about hope, adversity, team-building, tough decisions and players who are trying to fit in while also trying to stand out,” says Peter Nelson, executive vice president, HBO Sports.


          “The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have everything we look for when it comes to HARD KNOCKS: a young, dynamic team filled with big names; an experienced coaching staff focused on taking their squad to the next level; and high expectations in a division that has represented the NFC in the past two Super Bowls,” says NFL Films senior executive Ross Ketover.

          “HARD KNOCKS: TRAINING CAMP WITH THE TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS" will chronicle head coach Dirk Koetter and an intriguing mix of young emerging stars, Pro Bowl veterans, free agents and rookie hopefuls throughout training camp and the preseason. The Buccaneers are coming off a 9-7 season in which they contended for a playoff spot. Each week, viewers will get an inside look as players experience the daily rigors of an NFL training camp.  Cameras will document hours of conditioning practices and meetings, while chronicling players as they compete for a roster spot and bond off the field.