Miami Dolphins to Star in HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’


New York — HBO said has settled on the Miami Dolphins
as the subject for its behind-the-scenes pro-football
reality series Hard Knocks.

The five-episode series, which follows an NFL
team through its preseason training camp, will kick
off its seventh season on Aug. 7. Subsequent episodes
of the series, which previously aired on Wednesdays,
will air on consecutive Tuesdays this season, HBO

The Dolphins franchise, which will celebrate the
40th anniversary of its perfect season, join the Baltimore
Ravens, Dallas Cowboys, Cincinnati Bengals,
Kansas City Chiefs and New York Jets as teams profiled on the Sports Emmy Award-winning series.

The Dolphins agreed to appear on Hard Knocks after
other teams, such as the Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons,
Houston Texans, San Francisco 49ers and Washington
Redskins, reportedly turned down invitations to
appear on the program.

“We are delighted that Hard Knocks will be returning
this summer and placing the spotlight on
the Miami Dolphins, a venerable franchise that had
an exciting off-season activity,” Ken Hershman, president
of HBO Sports, said in a statement. “This marks
the first time that the series has featured a first-year
head coach (Joe Philbin) ... as always, there will
be plenty on the line for veterans, free agents and