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Chiefs will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the team in show called ‘The Franchise’

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During a press conference on Thursday, April 18, Chiefs general manager Brett Veach talked about the club's roster, including quarterback Patrick Mahomes, and trying not to be too aggressive come draft day.
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During a press conference on Thursday, April 18, Chiefs general manager Brett Veach talked about the club's roster, including quarterback Patrick Mahomes, and trying not to be too aggressive come draft day.

This won’t be like “Hard Knocks,” but Kansas City fans likely will enjoy a new television program from the Chiefs.

The Chiefs announced they are producing a show called “The Franchise.” According to a release, the episodes will show “how the Chiefs build, train and win through the eyes of the players, coaches and staff.”

It will begin after the AFC Championship Game loss to the Patriots and will present a behind-the-scenes look at the Chiefs ahead of the 2019 season. The show will have highlights and clips from the Combine, Draft, Organized Team Activities, minicamps, training camp and the preseason. It will lead up to the start of the season on Sept. 8 at Jacksonville.

“Fans throughout Chiefs Kingdom and beyond continue to consume huge amounts of Chiefs content and demand that we reach them in new and unique ways,” Chiefs Vice President of Content and Digital Operations Mike Cukyne said in a news release. “Our crew has been offered incredible access, trust and support from the top down for this project and we know that fans will appreciate all the time, energy and work that goes into this series.”

Episodes will be broadcast every other week and continue during the season. The first episode will air Wednesday night at 6 p.m. on Fox Sports Midwest, the Chiefs said, and will be available on YouTube, Facebook and the Chiefs website.

“You’re 4 inches away from the Super Bowl,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid says in a Twitter preview of the show. “How do you take it up another notch? Are you willing to give up a little bit to make yourself a better football team?”

There are clips of the players working out and general manager Brett Veach talking about being in the draft room in the snippet the team provided. You can see the preview here:

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