DETROIT – It's one of the sure signs the NFL regular season is right around the corner.
"Hard Knocks" has documented the preseason workouts, meetings and roster decisions of one NFL team since the program's launch in 2001. The series ventured into the regular season last year when it tracked the Indianapolis Colts with weekly episodes starting in November.
The series now zeroes in on a Lions team that went 3-13-1 in 2021, Campbell’s first season at the helm.
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Besides the inside look at Detroit's summer camp and team activities, there's been mentions of hyenas and a team praying mantis from the always-quotable Campbell as well as a ballyhooed performance of Michael Jackson's hit song "Billie Jean" by Aidan Hutchinson, who starred at the University of Michigan before becoming the No. 2 pick in the 2022 draft.
It all begins at 10 p.m. ET on HBO and HBO Max, with weekly episodes following throughout the preseason.
The Lions play the first of three preseason games Friday vs. Atlanta at Ford Field; they also play Aug. 20 at Indianapolis and Aug. 28 at Pittsburgh. They host the Philadelphia Eagles in the regular season opener Sept. 11.
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How to watch Hard Knocks season premiere
When: 10 p.m. ET Tuesday, Aug. 9.
TV: HBO, HBO Max streaming service.
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This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: 'Hard Knocks' time, date, TV info: HBO show tracks 2022 Detroit Lions