Marvin Lewis and the gang return to HBO. (Al Behrman / AP)

“Hard Knocks,” HBO’s training-camp reality show, will feature the Cincinnati Bengals in their second appearance on the program.

The choice of the Bengals was announced Monday by HBO and NFL Films, with the premiere set for Aug. 6. The series finale is Sept. 3.

“The feedback we got from our experience with ‘Hard Knocks’ in 2009 was outstanding,” Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said in a statement. “Our fans enjoyed it tremendously, and we’re happy to try and provide that same experience again. Our fans love the NFL and they enjoy seeing things they don’t normally get to see. We have some outstanding men, both as players and as people.”

The Miami Dolphins were featured last year, with the drama over Chad Johnson’s arrest for a domestic disturbance involving his then wife and his subsequent release by the team, taking center stage.

Can the Bengals match that for drama? Well, they do have Adam Pacman Jones on their roster.

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