With the NFL preseason schedule on the verge of coronavirus-related cancellation in 2020, ‘Hard Knocks’ may be, against our better judgment, the league’s only national television action during training camp.
Despite concerns about keeping players and team staff safe in the coming month, the documentary series will air on HBO as scheduled for a 15th season, this time with the NFL Films cameras getting an access pass for the Rams and Chargers.
With the decision to go with two teams in one big city of Los Angeles, the NFL hopes that some exciting storylines will emerge, bringing together two of the league’s less-followed teams. With that in mind, here’s a pretty good teaser trailer with the usual sights and sounds of the camp, with the star power that both the Rams and Chargers have:
When will ‘Hard Knocks’ 2020 start?
The Rams and Chargers will both report fully to the training camp at their respective team headquarters around LA next Tuesday, July 28. The 2020 season of “Hard Knocks” will debut on Tuesday, August 11 on HBO at 10:00 PM ET. As in previous years, there will be a total of five-hour episodes, only with less focus on one team.
‘Hard Knocks’ 2020 full schedule
|Episode||Broadcast date||View / stream information|
|Episode 1||August 11, 10:00 p.m. ET||HBO, HBO MAX, HBO GO, HBO NOW|
|Episode 2||August 18, 10:00 p.m. ET||HBO, HBO MAX, HBO GO, HBO NOW|
|Episode 3||August 25, 10:00 p.m. ET||HBO, HBO MAX, HBO GO, HBO NOW|
|Episode 4||September 1, 10:00 p.m. ET||HBO, HBO MAX, HBO GO, HBO NOW|
|Episode 5||September 8, 10:00 p.m. ET||HBO, HBO MAX, HBO GO, HBO NOW|