"Hard Knocks: In Season" is a sports documentary series that follows the Arizona Cardinals football team throughout their 2021 season. The series gives viewers an inside look at the team's day-to-day operations, from practices and games to meetings and locker room conversations.
Through interviews with coaches, players, and staff, "Hard Knocks: In Season" provides a behind-the-scenes perspective on the team's journey and the challenges they face throughout the season. The series also features personal stories and profiles of individual players, highlighting their unique backgrounds and experiences.
"Hard Knocks: In Season" offers a compelling and immersive viewing experience for football fans, giving them unprecedented access to the inner workings of an NFL team. The series also provides a glimpse into the human side of professional sports, showcasing the dedication, hard work, and passion of the players, coaches, and staff who make it all possible.
Take a screenplay penned by David Milch, add in direction by Michael Mann, and then throw in actors of the quality that includes Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Farina, John Ortiz, Jason Gedrick, Jill Hennessy, and Nick Nolte and you have the makings of a new hit series! Dustin Hoffman is not new to television but it's been a while since he won an Emmy for his Death of a Salesman Willy Loman role. He plays Chester "Ace" Bernstein, a dedicated gambler who's just been released from a four year stint in prison. He returns to his beloved race track and doing what he does best. Now more determined than ever to "beat the system" Ace learns his driver Gus (Dennis Farina of Midnight Run, Get Shorty, & Law & Order) is now owner of a race horse. Mob boss Turo Escalante (played by John Ortiz from Ransom, Narc) is the actual owner who now owns several horses and they all plan on winning big with the inside edge from race horse ownership. Sudden Luck makes them all rich and only adds to the twists and turns involved in this highly entertaining series.
If you have ever wanted to use your bare toes or bare fingers to catch catfish then you might want to watch Hillbilly Handfishin'. Even if you've not quite "into" that as a sport you will definitely find this new reality show entertaining and fun. It's actually quite popular among city folk because they can see another side to human nature when competing against the wise and wary catfish, which can sometimes grow to over 100 pounds. Big Fish Adventures is a family run business that is based in Temple, Oklahoma and run by the Bivins family. Some of the tourists who come for the noodling (fishing for catfish with just their bare feet and hands) include a group of Chicago police officers, a funeral director with his daughter, and a party of mothers who love the outdoors. A widely diverse variety of people seem to love the challenge and just being in the "great outdoors" commuting with nature. Although Hillbilly Handfishin' is set in the state of Oklahoma it could be almost anywhere there are catfish and shallow slow moving water.
As is typical on American reality TV shows the competition is strong and celebrities find they are pretty average when it comes to competing, especially skating on ice! Ice skating is one of those sports that should be learned while young so the falling down isn't quite so painful. Stars on this show included Sean Young (Haunted Echoes, Harvest Moon) who was first to be eliminated, Bethenny Frankel (The Apprentice: Martha Stewart), Vince Neil (rock group MÃ¶tley CrÃ¼e), actor and rapper Brandon Mychal Smith, Jonny Moseley (Olympic Gold medal skier), and Rebecca Budig (Batman Forever) who was the winner. Each celebrity was paired with a professional skater who gave their celeb pointers and guided them to perform on the ice. Judges awarded points as well as the viewing audience so the combined scores determined who was the most successful pair each week. Vernon Kay hosted and judges were Dick Button, Johnny Weir, and Laurie Ann Gibson. Additionally they had a "color commentary" each episode by Tanith Belbin who is a retired Ice Dancer.
With their sites set on the Olympic Games we follow along with the lives of three teen gymnasts who strive to be the best and reach the ultimate goal of Olympic medals. Popular with viewers and critics as well, Make It or Break It has captivated audiences with the high quality writing and acting on each weekly episode. Kaylie Cruz is played by Josie Loren ( ), Payson Keeler played by Ayla Kell ( ), and Lauren Tanner portrayed by Cassie Scerbo ( ) are three determined teens who have been on the road to the Olympics most of their lives and are determined to be the best they can be physically as well as mentally. They work out at the "Rocky Mountain Gym" which is a fictional place in Boulder, Colorado. The Rock as their gym is known by offers great equipment and a place for the youngsters to meet and compete as they train for their future in gymnastics. There are "no dating" rules which, being teens, is bound to be broken and each new member must pass inspection before they are allowed to join the ranks. Lauren is the devious one who intends to come out on top.
We all love to witness a successful comeback and when it involves the sport of boxing that usually means a punch drunk older fighter attempting to make it back into the ring and winning. The expression lights out generally infers someone has been punched out or unconscious, followed by a ten count, and then the match is over. Patrick Leary has the nickname "Lights" for a reason and even though he wants to make a comeback the odds may be stacked against him. With mounting bills and a family to support he needs to make up his mind if he should make a living as an intimidating debt collector or make good on his dream of the comeback in boxing. Either way his brain has been dulled by too many punches to the head and he suffers from pugilistic dementia. In other words Leary is punch drunk. Holt McCallany stars as "Lights" Leary and to prepare for the role he trained with Freddie Roach in an attempt to imitate some successful pugilists they know. It will be interesting to find how successfully he can make that comeback.
Friday Night Lights TV Show is set in a small town in Texas called Dillon where only one thing matters and that's football. So when Eric Taylor gets hired on as the new head coach of the town's famous football team, he has to do whatever it takes to keep them winning. The stress builds for players as the town puts pressure on them to win and Eric does his best to hold the team together and get them to victory. Will it be enough to get them through? Friday Night Lights TV Show gives a glimpse at the hope a high school football team can give to a small town.
Rookies and pros alike can appreciate just how lasting the sport of wrestling is. Bare chested men grappling for the perfect hold to pin their opponent down for the count are reminiscent of Gladiators from centuries ago. Crowds root and scream for their hero as they yell words of encouragement to their chosen contender. This program, from World Wrestling Entertainment (the WWE) takes us behind the scenes of professional wrestling and combines reality television with scripts taken from live events. Watch to see who will emerge as the next super star of the sport and who will fade away into obscurity if they can't stand the heat of battle in the ring. Weekly matches and challenges test the skills and physical ability of rookies. Like other reality style shows they have to win contests and perhaps earn immunity from elimination in the next round. Contestants move up through the ranks much as they would in real competition but much faster through the magic of reality television. Winning contestants are usually rewarded with a career boost into stardom.