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)
Timothy F. Crowley ...
 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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Friday Night Lights (2006) was filmed in Austin, making it the first time a television series has been shot in Texas's capital city since Real World (1992) paid a visit in 2005. Producers rented homes around Austin for filming, and used the nearby Pflugerville High School's football field for many of the big game scenes. See more »

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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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Best TV Series in a longtime!
30 March 2007 | by (Tampa, FL) – See all my reviews

As an ex high school football player, this TV series is Awesome! The way it is filmed makes it even more believable and the emotion that this show provokes is incredible. Mud Bowl was as good as it gets. The ending to MudBowl was INTENSE! The show is great! I love it and the cast of characters are second to none. Whoever the casting director for this show is, deserves an award! Taylor Kitsch does an awesome job in his roll of Tim Riggins. I am sure he has a great career ahead of him as does many of the other characters. This is not far fetched as it does deal in real life situations. I really look forward to every weds night and if I can't make that i download the episodes on Itunes! I hope this series continues for years to come! Great Work!!! What can I say except..... I am hooked... Highly recommended A+++++++++++++++++++++++++


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