The NFL and HBO Sports have announced that the planned five-episode reality series Hard Knocks will not air this year. The series will, however, return in 2012.
HBO will instead air a special 90-minute episode featuring footage from previous seasons on Wednesday, August 31 at 10 p.m.
“We know football fans are hungry for compelling NFL programming and we think they’ll love the 10th anniversary special,” said Rick Bernstein, executive producer at HBO Sports.
“The first 10 years of Hard Knocks has been the ultimate fly-on-the-wall NFL training camp experience. We look forward to taking a look back at those shows and reintroducing the fans to those characters who made the decade of Hard Knocks so memorable,” said Steve Sabol, president of NFL Films.