The pro football team is opening up for the second time in four seasons for an all-access look in "Hard Knocks: Training Camp With the Cincinnati Bengals." It's the latest incarnation of HBO's sports-based reality series, which is kicking off its fifth season Aug. 6.
Said HBO Sports President Ken Hershman, "We are delighted that 'Hard Knocks' will be returning this summer and excited for our return to the
The cinema verite series will focus on the daily lives and routines of Bengals head Coach
Said Lewis, "The feedback we got from our experience with 'Hard Knocks' in 2009 was outstanding. Our fans enjoyed it tremendously and we're happy to try and provide that same experience again. Our fans love the
Lewis added: "Some people say, 'Well, you won the division the last time you did this; is that a reason for doing it again?' I really don't think that matters or figures much into the decision. Every day, every time is a new experience. As coaches and players, we just go into it knowing we have to do our jobs to the utmost."
A 24-person NFL Films crew will live in the city of Cincinnati as the Bengals will hold camp at
"Hard Knocks" launched with the
FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this post stated that the Cincinnati Bengals were in the