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

Creator:

Reviews
Popularity
228 ( 9)

Watch Now

on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Episodes

Seasons


Years



5   4   3   2   1  
2011   2010   2009   2008   2007   2006  
Top Rated TV #121 | Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 13 wins & 94 nominations. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Eric Taylor (76 episodes, 2006-2011)
...
 Tami Taylor (76 episodes, 2006-2011)
...
 Julie Taylor (76 episodes, 2006-2011)
...
 Buddy Garrity (73 episodes, 2006-2011)
...
 Tim Riggins (68 episodes, 2006-2011)
...
 Landry Clarke (65 episodes, 2006-2011)
...
 Matt Saracen (62 episodes, 2006-2011)
...
 Billy Riggins (60 episodes, 2006-2011)
...
 Mac McGill / ... (53 episodes, 2006-2011)
...
 Lyla Garrity (52 episodes, 2006-2009)
...
 Tyra Collette (52 episodes, 2006-2011)
Timothy F. Crowley ...
 Coach Crowley (48 episodes, 2006-2011)
...
 Mrs. Saracen / ... (47 episodes, 2006-2011)
...
 Mindy Collette / ... (45 episodes, 2006-2011)
...
 Jason Street (42 episodes, 2006-2010)
...
 Brian 'Smash' Williams (41 episodes, 2006-2008)
...
 Slammin' Sammy (38 episodes, 2007-2011)
...
 Teacher / ... (36 episodes, 2006-2011)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Every day counts. One night matters. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 October 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

F.N.L.  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

During the 2012 U.S. Presidential Campaign, Republican nominee Mitt Romney used the phrase "Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can't Lose" in one of his stump speeches. Peter Berg, one of the show's writers, directors, and executive producers, responded in an open letter that Romney had "plagiarized" the phrase and that his "politics and campaign are clearly not aligned with the themes we portrayed in our series. The only relevant comparison that I see between [the Romney] campaign and Friday Night Lights is in the character of Buddy Garrity -- who turned his back on American car manufacturers selling imported cars from Japan." Berg finished his open letter to Romney by saying "please come up with your own campaign slogan." 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 »

Quotes

Tim Riggins: Texas forever.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Gallows (2015) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
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+++++++++++++++++++++++++


81 of 147 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?