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HBO Cancels ‘Hard Knocks’ Due to Lockout, Lack of Team Interest

“Hard Knocks,” the Home Box Office Inc. reality show where New York Jets coach Rex Ryan swore so much he apologized to his mother and was reprimanded by a former National Football League coach, won’t be done this year.

The five-episode series that documents NFL training camps won’t air due to the four-month lockout and football’s shortened offseason, HBO Sports and NFL Films said today in a joint e-mailed release. Last year’s series, which featured the Jets, showed Ryan curse more than 20 times in its opening episode.