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HBO Tackles Jets in Return of 'Hard Knocks'

Emmy-winning series will debut August 11
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The New York Jets, fresh off a run to the AFC Championship
Game last season, will be the subject of the sixth season of HBO's Hard
Knocks: Training Camp with the New York Jets. 
The show debuts on
August 11 at 10 p.m. The season of
five hour-hour long episodes will follow the daily lives of Jets' players and
coaches as they prepare for the 2010 NFL season.

"We are delighted that Hard Knocks will be
returning this summer and placing the spotlight on charismatic Jets head coach
Rex Ryan and his engaging team of proven veterans and emerging stars," said
Ross Greenburg, president, HBO Sports, in a statement.

A 24-person NFL Films crew will live at the Jets' training
camp, capturing every drill and meeting with access to players' and coaches'
meeting rooms, training rooms, dormitories and practice fields.

"We are committed to being an organization that is open and
accessible," said New York Jets Chairman and CEO, Woody Johnson.  "Hard
Knocks
serves as a tremendous vehicle for fans everywhere to receive
unprecedented access and a fascinating behind-the-scenes look as we prepare for
the 2010 season.  HBO and NFL Films have an award-winning track record and
we are excited about working with them."

Already with two Emmy's under their belt, the HBO show was
nominated for another four for last season's Hard Knocks:  Training
Camp with the Cincinnati
Bengals.


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