The trials and tribulations of small town Texas football players, their friends, family, and coaching staff.

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 Eric Taylor (76 episodes, 2006-2011)
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 Tami Taylor (76 episodes, 2006-2011)
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 Julie Taylor (76 episodes, 2006-2011)
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 Buddy Garrity (73 episodes, 2006-2011)
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 Tim Riggins (68 episodes, 2006-2011)
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 Landry Clarke (65 episodes, 2006-2011)
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 Matt Saracen (62 episodes, 2006-2011)
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 Billy Riggins (60 episodes, 2006-2011)
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 Mac McGill / ... (53 episodes, 2006-2011)
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 Lyla Garrity (52 episodes, 2006-2009)
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 Tyra Collette (52 episodes, 2006-2011)
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 Coach Crowley (48 episodes, 2006-2011)
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 Mrs. Saracen / ... (47 episodes, 2006-2011)
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 Mindy Collette / ... (45 episodes, 2006-2011)
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 Jason Street (42 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Brian 'Smash' Williams (41 episodes, 2006-2008)
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 Slammin' Sammy (38 episodes, 2007-2011)
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 Teacher / ... (36 episodes, 2006-2011)
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In the small town of Dillon, Texas, one night matters: Friday Night. Eric Taylor has recently been hired as the head football coach for the Dillon High School Panthers, the town's pride and joy. Friday Night Lights displays the stress that the town gives the high school players to win, and the hope that the team gives to a small town, and how a team has its low points, its high points, and how they come together as a team on their way to victory. Written by Zac Abrams

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Every day counts. One night matters. See more »

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Trivia

Taylor Kitsch (Tim Riggins) said he is still friends with Connie Britton (Tami Taylor),and often rides motorcycles with Jesse Plemons (Landry Clarke). See more »

Goofs

During the episodes showing Coach Taylor visiting, and subsequently working at, (the fictional) Texas Methodist University, the end-zones of the field have "Texas State" written on them. See more »

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Eric Taylor: Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can't lose.
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I LOVE this show and I don't even like football!
3 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

With summer reruns in full swing, I decided to give this critically acclaimed show a try even though I don't like football. Well, I'm glad I did because this is a quality show with great performances. My favorite characters include the coach (and his family), Matt, and Jason. The situations feel real and not contrived. Despite what others have posted, the camera-work does not ruin the show. In fact, it gives it a documentary-like feel, which is the point, I believe. I would suggest that you watch the show and decide for yourself if it is worth watching. You can watch every episode online at nbc.com in case you would like to catch up.


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