Friday Night Lights (2006– )

TV Series  -   -  Drama | Sport
8.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.7/10 from 30,763 users  
Reviews: 247 user | 39 critic

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

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 41 titles
created 10 May 2011
 
a list of 42 titles
created 14 Oct 2012
 
a list of 36 titles
created 13 Feb 2013
 
a list of 24 titles
created 26 Mar 2013
 
a list of 28 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Friday Night Lights (2006– )

Friday Night Lights (2006– ) on IMDb 8.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Friday Night Lights.

User Polls

Season:

5 | 4 | 3 | 2 | 1

Year:

2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006
Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 11 wins & 49 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

This series follows the eventful lives of some high-school kids in Tree Hill, a small but not too quiet town in North Carolina, where the greatest source of pride is the high school basketball team, the Ravens,

Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton
Make It or Break It (TV Series 2009)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Follows a group of teen Olympic hopefuls as they train and prepare for their day in the spotlight.

Stars: Ayla Kell, Josie Loren, Cassandra Scerbo
The Fighter I (2010)
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A look at the early years of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s.

Director: David O. Russell
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams
The Wrestler (2008)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A faded professional wrestler must retire, but finds his quest for a new life outside the ring a dispiriting struggle.

Director: Darren Aronofsky
Stars: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood
Coach Carter (2005)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Controversy surrounds high school basketball coach Ken Carter after he benches his entire team for breaking their academic contract with him.

Director: Thomas Carter
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Rick Gonzalez, Robert Ri'chard
Whip It (2009)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In Bodeen, Texas, an indie-rock loving misfit finds a way of dealing with her small-town misery after she discovers a roller derby league in nearby Austin.

Director: Drew Barrymore
Stars: Ellen Page, Drew Barrymore, Kristen Wiig
Rocky Balboa (2006)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Rocky Balboa comes out of retirement to step into the ring for the last time and face the heavyweight champ Mason 'The Line' Dixon.

Director: Sylvester Stallone
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Tarver, Milo Ventimiglia
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.

Director: McG
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Fox, Anthony Mackie
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.

Director: Boaz Yakin
Stars: Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Wood Harris
Hoosiers (1986)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship.

Director: David Anspaugh
Stars: Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A behind the scenes look at the life and death struggles of modern day gladiators and those who lead them.

Director: Oliver Stone
Stars: Al Pacino, Dennis Quaid, Cameron Diaz
Glory Road (2006)
Comedy | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship.

Director: James Gartner
Stars: Josh Lucas, Derek Luke, Austin Nichols
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 (47 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 (36 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:

Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can't Lose See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

See all certifications »
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 »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
More reality than reality TV
19 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The thing I really love about this show is the wardrobe. It's nice to see what lengths a wardrobe department will take to make sure the situation and people are as real as possible, such as using clothing pieces that the actors have already worn previously in episodes. Also, the acting is fantastic! I mean, the entire point of acting is to be truthful under imaginary circumstances and these actors are wonderful at accomplishing that. It's difficult to watch a show when acting is oh so obvious. I have to say though that I admire the men in this series for capturing the true love of football. I've grown up around football and seeing the same love and dedication to the sport come through in the show (and also the same feeling in the movie) is really a ray of sunshine :) Bravo!


23 of 33 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I don't even wanna watch other TV show anymore SunnyDaySetsFire
Does Lyla get any more bearable throughout/after the 1st season? chasingit
Friday Night at the Luncheonette Webisode tj191
best season?? shahatboy
IF ANYONE COULD JUST GIVE ME SOME INFO ABOUT A GODDAMN SONG SunnyDaySetsFire
Jesse Plemons depaul_rules
Discuss Friday Night Lights (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?