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Are you ready for the Tim Riggins kick line?
The team behind "Cruel Intentions: The Musical" and "The Unauthorized O.C. Musical" have announced plans for the same treatment to be given to beloved TV modern classic "Friday Night Lights".
Porter played Jason Street in the series, but in the musical he'll take on the role of Coach Taylor whom Kyle Chandler played in the NBC & DirecTV series. Also onboard from two of the previous musicals is Molly McCook who plays high school student Tyra.
Lindsey Rosin, one of the co-creators of the musical, says she and her producing partner Jordan Ross recently got the legal go-ahead to proceed. Further details about the run have yet to be announced. »
- Garth Franklin
The team that brought you unauthorized musical productions of The O.C. and Cruel Intentions is taking on another one of your nostalgic favorites: Friday Night Lights, which also happens to be the winner of Vulture's High School TV Showdown. Better yet, the man set to play Coach Eric Taylor is someone intimately familiar with the show: Scott Porter, who played paraplegic football star Jason Street on Fnl. To celebrate the occasion, Porter dropped this Dubsmash:The musical will debut in Los Angeles sometime next year. Until then: Clear eyes, full lungs, can't lose! »
- E. Alex Jung
Friday Night Lights — the book, turned movie, turned TV show about football in a small Texas town — will assume a new cultural form next year when it's staged as a musical in Los Angeles, E! reports.
The Unauthorized Friday Night Lights Musical will be based primarily on the beloved NBC series, which ran between 2006 and 2011. The show will even feature series star Scott Porter — who played golden boy quarterback Jason Street — as Coach Taylor (originally portrayed by Kyle Chandler).
Porter confirmed his involvement on Twitter with a Dubsmash video, in »
Let's all sing it together: Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose. Especially when someone is making a "Friday Night Lights" musical.
"The Unauthorized Friday Night Lights Musical" is set to premiere in late spring or early summer in Los Angeles, and comes from Jordan Ross and Lindsey Rosin, the same people behind musical versions of "The O.C." and "Cruel Intentions." The latter got so much buzz that Ross and Rosin landed a deal at NBC to develop a "Cruel Intentions" sequel for television.
The original "Friday Night Lights" ran for five seasons, first on NBC and then on DirecTV, and starred Kyle Chandler as Coach Eric Taylor and Connie Britton as his wife, Tami Taylor. While the show was lowly-rated on air, it's become a beloved classic thanks to streaming services. And it helped launch the careers of many of its young cast members.
But the best part of »
- Kelly Woo
Friday Night Footlights?
Coach, Mrs. Coach, Saracen, Riggins and the rest of the Friday Night Lights crew are going to sing for their scrimmage when a musical version of the former NBC series takes the stage in Los Angeles in 2016.
The Unauthorized Friday Night Lights Musical, from the people behind this year’s Unauthorized O.C. Musical, will happen in California next year. The show tweeted the news Tuesday.
Every day counts. One night matters. The Unauthorized #FNLMusical is coming to La in 2016! pic. »
Clear eyes, full hearts, no auto-tune... Friday Night Lights is getting the musical treatment, y'all. We repeat: Fnl: The Musical is happening. "Every day counts. One night matters," The Fnl Musical account tweeted on Tuesday. "The Unauthorized #FNLMusical is coming to La in 2016!" Go on, feel all the feelings while queuing up "Explosions in the Sky" on your phone. We'll wait. From the masterminds behind the summer's one-night-only hit production of The Unauthorized O.C. Musical comes The Unauthorized Friday Night Lights Musical, which we're hearing will premiere in late spring or early summer (date and venue to be announced later). Dillon, here we come! Oh »
Warning: The following Q&A contains spoilers for Blindspot‘s fall finale. If you have yet to watch the episode, turn back now.
What was shaping up to be one of Jane’s best days since she emerged from that body bag in Times Square quickly took a dark turn in the final act of Monday’s episode.
A quick recap: After successfully tracking down the woman who killed Patterson’s boyfriend (and throwing her over the side of »
“When we run, ain’t no white man gon’ be able to stop us.”
That’s the only line of dialogue you’ll hear in the teaser trailer for Wgn America’s Underground, but it sure is a powerful one.
Slated to premiere in early 2016, the one-hour drama follows a group of slaves who plan a daring escape from a Georgia plantation, aided along the way by a secret abolitionist couple running a station on the Underground Railroad. Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: Svu), Aldis Hodge (Leverage) and »
The show featured plotlines that tackled the defunding of Planned Parenthood — a hot topic in the current presidential election — as well as abortion, with Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) ending her surprise pregnancy. Frustrated by a bill that would have classified Planned Parenthood as “discretionary spending,” Republican Senator Mellie Grant (Bellamy Young) led a 16-hour filibuster on the Senate floor, reading off a laundry list of items that the bill would have kept intact.
“The ‘Scandal’ writers did their research,” Rhimes tweeted during the show. “Every budget item Mellie recites is actually real.”
The #ScandaI writers did their research– every budget item Mellie recites it actually Real. #Tgit
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) November 20, 2015
While Planned Parenthood praised the episode, conservative groups called it “Hollywood’s moral depravity on full display.”
After the episode aired, »
- Debra Birnbaum
Last week Friday Night Lights pulled out a narrow victory in the championship round of Vulture's High-School-tv Showdown, beating My So-Called Life to earn the title of Best High-School Show Ever. Since no big win is complete without a rushed post-game interview, we caught up with Mrs. Coach herself, Connie Britton, last night at the Worldwide Orphans 11th Annual Gala in New York City. "Ohhhh! Nice!!" she responded upon learning that Fnl was named the best high-school show. "As well it should!" We then asked if a particular moment from the series stuck out as being especially representative of high school. "Certainly I could choose so many of the football scenes, because I think so many of those on the football field where so many lessons were learned and stories were created," she said. "But then again, there was a scene where my character as a counselor was talking to »
- Kate Levingston
Burbank, CA (October 29, 2015) – When Batman goes missing, it will take the entire Bat “family” – including new additions Batwoman and Batwing – to keep the peace in Gotham City and unravel the mystery behind the Dark Knight’s disappearance in Batman: Bad Blood. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the all-new DC Universe Original Movie will be available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on February 2, 2016 on Blu-Ray™ Deluxe Edition, Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack and DVD.
Batman: Bad Blood will be available on Blu-rayTM Deluxe Edition for $29.96 Srp, Blu-rayTM Combo Pack for $24.98 Srp and on DVD for $19.98 Srp. The Blu-rayTM Combo Pack includes a digital version of the movie on Digital HD with UltraViolet. The Blu-ray™ Deluxe Edition will include the Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack, along with an exclusive Nightwing figurine in a numbered limited edition gift set. Fans can also own Batman: Bad Blood in »
- ComicMix Staff
Adrianne Palicki is getting her own Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spin-off. But before the great superhero TV boom, she was supposed to star in a Wonder Woman show that never took off. Adrianne Palicki deserves deserves that show. She made it through season two of Friday Night Lights. She made it through this painfully awkward interview. Give her anything she wants. »
- Jackson McHenry
Blindspot has been the most successful new series of the fall, having not only received a full-season pickup but also a Season 2 renewal, so it makes sense that the show would want to have clear eyes and full hearts so that it can’t lose. I use that Friday Night Lights reference, because, as TVLine first reported, Fnl alum Gaius Charles will be appearing in an upcoming episode of Blindspot as a new, “mysterious” character. While not many specific details are known about Charles’ guest spot, TVLine did reveal that the actor would appear in Episode 12, which is slated to air sometime in 2016 after Blindspot returns from its winter hiatus. Additionally, TVLine also reports that Charles will be playing a character named Charlie Napier, who is described as “an Army sergeant who has something mysterious in common with Jane.” What could Napier’s connection be with Jane? Could he be »
- Chris King
Chicago Fire‘s Severide is in the doghouse once again with Patterson — and the demoted firefighter is starting to give Chief Boden a little lip about it.
In the following exclusive video, Severide learns that the new captain has written him up, and the report will go on his record.
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“It’s a new element, it’s a new station for Severide to be told what to do by any other person than Boden,” star Taylor Kinney tells TVLine. “Yes, [Patterson] has the title »
The actor has nabbed a guest-starring role on an upcoming hour of Blindspot, TVLine has learned exclusively.
Charles will appear in Episode 12 — set to air after the NBC drama returns from winter hiatus — as Charlie Napier, an Army sergeant who has something mysterious in common with Jane.
In addition to co-starring in an upcoming NBC dramedy pilot — per The Hollywood Reporter — their characters in said pilot also share a birthday.
The untitled production from Galavant‘s Dan Fogelman centers around a group of people born on the same day, including Rebecca (Moore) and Jack (Ventimiglia), a married couple expecting triplets in Pittsburgh, and Kevin (Hartley), a handsome television actor growing bored of his fly bachelor lifestyle. »
Atx Television Festival has announced the new Advisory Board members and Ambassadors.
Joining the Atx Advisory Board are “Fargo” creator Noah Hawley, “House of Cards” boss Beau Willimon, Graham Yost (“Justified,” “The Americans”) and Kevin Falls (“Minority Report,” “Franklin and Bash”). Abigail Spencer (“Rectify,” “True Detective”) joins the festival as an Ambassador.
The new additions join current Advisory Board members — who help to curate the festival’s programming and provide guidance with their range of expertise and knowledge in the television industry — Peter Billingsley, Ben Blacker, Dina Hillier, David Hudgins, Arielle Kebbel, Kyle Killen, Laura Kincaid, Jordan Levin, Richard Linklater, Julie Plec, Michael Rauch, Bryan Seabury, Betty Thomas and Liz Tigelaar, and Ambassadors Wilson Cruz, Matt Lauria, Scott Porter, Nick Wechsler and Mae Whitman, who serve as the festival’s spokespeople.
“We are thrilled to add Graham, Noah, Beau and Kevin to our Advisory Board,” said Emily Gipson and Caitlin McFarland, »
- Jacob Bryant
Exclusive: Wme has signed writers-producer-showrunners Patrick Massett and John Zinman. The duo, currently under an overall deal at Sony Pictures TV, co-executive produced the first season of Spt’s The Blacklist and The Last Resort before that. Known for their work on the Friday Night Lights series and penning Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, their other credits include Caprica, The Chicago Code and The Finder. They previously were at CAA. Massett and Zinman most recently penned… »
With our High-School-tv Showdown nearing its series finale (this Friday Matt Zoller Seitz will make the final determination), we wanted to provide an update on how our critics' picks are faring against the collective voice of the fans on our Facebook page. In short: poorly. They're faring poorly. The two groups mostly agreed in the first round, though Glee did dispatch critical front-runner Friday Night Lights in the fan polls, and presumed powerhouse My So-Called Life was felled by Vulture-reader front-runner Gossip Girl. The second round, however, went completely off the rails, with Veronica Mars advancing at a point when the critics had it falling to My-So Called Life, Gilmore Girls prevailing over Freaks and Geeks, and 90210 toppling Glee (as opposed to losing to Friday Night Lights). Where does that leave us? Far, far from a consensus: Critics' final four: Friday Night Lights, My So-Called Life, Buffy, Freaks and »
- Devon Ivie
To get a spot on the starting lineup of the Dillon Panthers, the casting requirements were simple: You had to look like you were from rural Texas, could play football, and be in high school. Look is the operative word here. Athleticism can be faked; judicious camerawork will turn a fumble into a winning catch. Age is factor, but you make accommodations there, too — who hasn’t seen a high-school show with actors in their 20s? Even that supposedly inimitable Texas air could be bottled elsewhere.Still, a “look” is hard to find. Tim Riggins, the Texan heartthrob at the center of Friday Night Lights, was one of the hardest to cast. Fnl casting director Linda Lowy needed someone with “major beauty and major edge.” After a long search, her team had settled on Pennsylvanian Taylor Kinney, until a last-minute contract snag pulled him out before a network test. (“He »
- Jackson McHenry
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