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Where Would the Characters of Friday Night Lights Be Today? The Show's Stars Weigh in on EW Reunites the Cast Of

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Where Would the Characters of Friday Night Lights Be Today? The Show's Stars Weigh in on EW Reunites the Cast Of
Clear eyes, full hearts, and a gathering that can't lose … This year marks the 10th anniversary of the premiere of Friday Night Lights, and the cast reunited at the Atx Festival in the spring to answer the question: Where are they now? Adrianne Palicki explained what she thinks Tyra is up to - including her marriage to Tim Riggins - and Scott Porter described Street's extra bedroom just for Riggins, while Matt Lauria and Dora Madison imagine Luke still pining for Becky. And something tells us you'll get a laugh out of what Louanne Stephens had to say about Mrs.
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Friday Night Lights: Connie Britton and Kyle Chandler Reunite at Emmys

Texas forever! Check out Connie Britton's weekend Instagram posts. First she wished her Friday Night Lights co-star, Kyle Chandler, a happy birthday. After posting a picture of herself all dolled up for the the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, she then posted a photo of herself and Chandler, reuniting at the event. Friday Night Lights ended in 2011, after five seasons on NBC.Peter Berg's Texas High School football drama premiered almost 10 years ago, on Tuesday, October 6, 2006, starring Chandler and Britton as Eric and Tami Taylor. Friday Night Lights also starred Aimee Teegarden, Brad Leland, Taylor Kitsch, Jesse Plemons, Zach Gilford, Derek Phillips, Blue Deckert, Minka Kelly, Andrianne Palicki, Timothy F. Crowley, Louanne Stephens, Stacey Oristano, Scott Porter, Gaius Charles, Michael B. Jordan, Matt Lauria, Jurnee Smollett, Madison Burge, and Grey Damon.Read More…
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Where Would the Characters of Friday Night Lights Be Today? The Show's Stars Weigh in on EW Reunites the Cast Of

Where Would the Characters of Friday Night Lights Be Today? The Show's Stars Weigh in on EW Reunites the Cast Of
Clear eyes, full hearts, and a gathering that can't lose …

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the premiere of Friday Night Lights, and the cast reunited at the Atx Festival in the spring to answer the question: Where are they now?

Adrianne Palicki explained what she thinks Tyra is up to – including her marriage to Tim Riggins – and Scott Porter described Street's extra bedroom just for Riggins, while Matt Lauria and Dora Madison imagine Luke still pining for Becky. And something tells us you'll get a laugh out of what Louanne Stephens had to say about Mrs. Saracen's future.
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Where Would the Characters of Friday Night Lights Be Today? The Show's Stars Weigh in on EW Reunites the Cast Of

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Where Would the Characters of Friday Night Lights Be Today? The Show's Stars Weigh in on EW Reunites the Cast Of
Clear eyes, full hearts, and a gathering that can't lose … This year marks the 10th anniversary of the premiere of Friday Night Lights, and the cast reunited at the Atx Festival in the spring to answer the question: Where are they now? Adrianne Palicki explained what she thinks Tyra is up to - including her marriage to Tim Riggins - and Scott Porter described Street's extra bedroom just for Riggins, while Matt Lauria and Dora Madison imagine Luke still pining for Becky. And something tells us you'll get a laugh out of what Louanne Stephens had to say about Mrs.
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Friday Night Lights: Can't Lose Series Cast Reunites at Atx Festival

Check out these videos and photos of the Friday Night Lights TV series cast reunion tailgate party, at the Atx Television Festival. Friday Night Lights premiered on NBC in 2006 and was cancelled after five seasons. Connie Britton (Tami Taylor) made a surprise visit. Her Nashville TV show was cancelled by ABC after four seasons, then renewed by Cmt the day prior to the gathering. Kyle Chandler (Coach Eric Taylor) was unable to attend, but Executive Producer Jason Katims was on hand.

Other Friday Night Lights alumni present include: Zach Gilford, Gaius Charles (Brian "Smash" Williams), Scott Porter (Jason Street), Adrianne Palicki (Tyra Collette), Jesse Plemons (Landry Clarke), Matt Lauria (Luke Cafferty), Dora Madison (Becky Sproles), Brad Leland (Buddy Garrity), Stacey Oristano (Mindy Riggins), Derek Phillips (Billy Riggins), Kevin Rankin (Herc), Katherine Willis (Joanne Street), and Louanne Stephens (Grandma, i.e. Mrs. Saracen).

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Friday Night Lights Reunion Photos: Connie Britton Joins Cast at ATX Fest

Friday Night Lights Reunion Photos: Connie Britton Joins Cast at ATX Fest
A handful of Dillon Panthers (along with a few East Dillon Lions) assembled Friday in Austin for a good old-fashioned high school reunion.

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More than five years after we said goodbye to Friday Night Lights, a generous helping of the show’s stars — including Connie Britton, Scott Porter, Matt Lauria, Zach Gilford, Adrianne Palicki, Jesse Plemons and Stacey Oristano — took part in a tailgate on the actual Panther Field, as part of the Atx Television Festival.

Though Kyle Chandler (TVLine’s Performer of the Week!) was unable to join his former co-stars in Austin,
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These Friday Night Lights 10-Year Reunion Photos Will Make You Cry

These Friday Night Lights 10-Year Reunion Photos Will Make You Cry
Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose! Well, your eyes might not be very clear when you see the photos from the epic Friday Night Lights reunion at Atx Television Festival in Austin, Texas. So many of your favorites gathered together to celebrate the series' tenth anniversary, including Tami Taylor a.k.a. Mrs. Coach (Connie Britton, a surprise guest), Tyra (Adrianne Palicki), Street (Scott Porter), Luke Cafferty (Matt Lauria), Landry (Jesse Plemons), Saracen (Zach Gilford) and even Gramma Saracen (Louanne Stephens). "Got emotional hadn't seen grandson in 5 yrs; he's so kind, smart," wrote Stephens on a sweet photo of her with TV grandson Gilford.   Fnl even...
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Mae Whitman, Abigail Spencer & More Team Up for Hilarious Dawson's Creek Script Reading at Atx Festival

Mae Whitman, Abigail Spencer & More Team Up for Hilarious Dawson's Creek Script Reading at Atx Festival
Dawson's Creek fans were treated to endless show goodies at this year's Atx Television Festival. Case in point – a reading of the pilot script with a fresh slew of stars more than 10 years after the show went off the air.

During the series Writer's Room reunion panel Sunday in Austin, Texas, show creator Kevin Williamson enlisted the help of stars including Parenthood's Mae Whitman, Suits' Patrick J. Adams and Abigail Spencer to do a funny table read of the first scenes from the premiere episode. The twist? The actors swapped around the gender roles in the Joey-Pacey-Dawson love triangle!
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Atx S4: Day one starts shakily, but day two ends with a bang

Season four of the Atx Television Festival (A Television eXperience, as they prefer to be called) kicked off Thursday, June 4th in Austin, TX, with a line stretched ‘round the corner for the sole opening night event, the premiere of Atx partner USA’s Complications. The double-length pilot of the series screened to a packed house and afterwards, Mark Peikert of Backstage Magazine moderated a brief Q&A with the series’ creator, Matt Nix, stars Jessica Szohr and Beth Riesgraf, and creative Mike Horowitz. From the very start, the atmosphere in Austin has been a relaxed, positive one. Badge pickup, at least when I was there, was straightforward with helpful volunteers steering the process and the line for Complications, which started forming well over an hour before the event, was friendly and low-stress.

The screening itself was underwhelming. I am confident there are many who will enjoy Complications, but I
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Texas Forever! Taylor Kitsch Reunites with "Friday Night Lights" Costars

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Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose!The cast of "Friday Night Lights" had a mini-reunion in Austin, Texas on Thursday night during the third annual Atx Television Festival.Taylor Kitsch, Adrianne Palicki, Derek Phillips, Louanne Stephens and Katherine Willis were all on hand for the Opening Night festivities at both the State Theater and Maggie Mae's last night, returning to the city where they filmed the beloved football series.See even more photos in the gallery above!While Palicki, Phillips, Stephens and Willis were all previously announced -- and are hosting a screening of a fan-favorite episode later this evening -- Kitsch was a welcome surprise to his costars and fans alike.10 Things You Probably Never Knew About "Fnl"It's clear the gang has remained pretty close since the series went off the air in 2011, as they were seen throwing back drinks together at the party like no time had passed.
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A new 'Friday Night Lights' movie? Castmember says there's a 50/50 chance

A new 'Friday Night Lights' movie? Castmember says there's a 50/50 chance
Brian Grazer recently sent Panther fans’ hearts racing when he announced that a Friday Night Lights movie was very much a possibility. When the cast reunited this weekend at the Atx Television Festival in Austin, Texas, the idea of hearing Coach Taylor rally another team on game night was on everyone’s minds. “I’d put 50/50 odds on it,” Scott Porter, who played paralyzed quarterback Jason Street, told EW. “I’m so scared we would never be able to top the show. And I wouldn’t want what we did together tarnished in any way.”

Porter, who was joined by
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Coach And Mrs. Coach Together Again!

Coach And Mrs. Coach Together Again!
"Friday Night Lights" may have ended before its time, but fans were transported right back to Dillion this weekend at the Atx Television Festival in Austin, Texas, which played host to a cast reunion that brought stars Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton back together to reminisce about the show's stellar run.

Joining Chandler and Britton (Coach and Mrs. Coach) on the panel were Gaius Charles (Brian "Smash" Williams), Brad Leland (Buddy Garrity), Louanne Stephens (Grandma Lorraine Saracen), Matt Lauria (Luke Cafferty), Scott Porter (Jason Street) and writer/producer David Hudgins.

Chandler and Britton's appearance at the festival was kept secret from fans until they emerged on stage, and their arrival was met with teary eyes, full hearts and a standing ovation from the crowd. Throughout the panel, the pair demonstrated that their characters' affectionate rapport was still going strong in real life, even after two years apart, with Britton offering
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'Texas Forever!': 10 things we learned from the 'Friday Night Lights' reunion

'Texas Forever!': 10 things we learned from the 'Friday Night Lights' reunion
On Friday night in Austin, Tex., some of your favorite Friday Night Lights cast members gathered at sunset to drink Shiner Bock in a parking lot and reminisce about the glory days. This was not a dream. It was a stellar event put on by the good folks at the Atx Television Festival who’d organized a free outdoor screening of the season 1 season finale. (The next morning the thrills kept coming, as stars Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton surprised fans by dropping in unannounced on the Fnl cast panel.) But on Friday, the show belonged to actors Scott Porter
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Atx Television Festival: Vote for your favorite 'Friday Night Lights' episode to watch under the stars

Atx Television Festival: Vote for your favorite 'Friday Night Lights' episode to watch under the stars
Meet me in Austin, y’all. Seriously now: It was announced this morning that the Atx Television Festival will host a free community sunset screening of an episode of Friday Night Lights on Friday, June 7, at the Hotel San Jose. Free! Sold, right? It gets better: Cast members Gaius Charles (Smash), Scott Porter (7), Matt Lauria (Luke, whose ribs are probably still bruised and swollen), and Louanne Stephens (Grandma Saracen!!!) will be in attendance, as will Stephanie Hunt (Devin*) who will bring some Crucifictorious magic on stage with her band.

Those who read my ode to my recent binge-watch of
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Boy Meets World, Fnl, Scandal, Hart of Dixie Casts Set to Headline the 2013 Atx Festival

Boy Meets World, Fnl, Scandal, Hart of Dixie Casts Set to Headline the 2013 Atx Festival
As Disney Channel readies its buzzy Girl Meets World spin-off, the beloved cast of Boy Meets World will come together for their first-ever reunion at the 2nd Annual Atx Television Festival.

Taking place in Austin, Texas from June 6-9, the weekend-long event celebrates outstanding television past, present and future. In typical festival fashion, screenings and Q&As will be all the rage. But what sets Atx apart is an intimate environment in which attendees can interact with the industry folks — both onscreen and off — they admire most.

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Set to
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‘Friday Night Lights’ Recap: Julie Taylor & Landry Clarke Head To College!

Television’s best show kicks off its final season (for the second time) by saying goodbye to two of its biggest characters — get out the handkerchiefs!

The fifth, and final, season of Friday Night Lights started right off with goodbyes. After watching her grow up and struggle with life in Dillon, Texs, our very own Julie Taylor (Aimee Teegarden) is finally heading off to college — much to the dismay of her parents Eric (Kyle Chandler) and Tammy (Connie Britton), who isn’t even allowed to drive her to school. Instead we have to watch as the normally stoic Coach and his wife both choke back tears as their eldest daughter drives off alone into the sunset. Break out the Kleenex kids.

Julie wasn’t the only one heading off for higher learning though as after a quick stop by Grandma Saracen’s (Louanne Stephens), a sparsely attended Crucifictorus concert, and
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Chris’ ‘Friday Night Lights’ Season Premiere Scorecard: Julie Taylor & Landry Clarke Head To College!

Television’s best show kicks off its final season by saying goodbye to two of its biggest characters — get out the handkerchiefs!

The fifth, and final, season of Friday Night Lights started right off with goodbyes. After watching her grow up and struggle with life in Dillon, TX, our very own Julie Taylor (Aimee Teegarden) is finally heading off to college — much to the dismay of her parents Eric (Kyle Chandler) and Tammy (Connie Britton), who isn’t even allowed to drive her to school. Instead we have to watch as the normally stoic Coach and his wife both choke back tears as their eldest daughter drives off alone into the sunset. Break out the Kleenex kids.

Julie wasn’t the only one heading off for higher learning though as after a quick stop by Grandma Saracen’s (Louanne Stephens), a sparsely attended Crucifictorus concert, and one delightful lap dance from new friend Candy,
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Friday Night Lights: TV Show Returns to NBC; Already Cancelled?

After more than a year away from network television, Friday Night Lights is back on NBC with season four. But, how long will it last? The acclaimed TV show's always been ratings-challenged. Has it already been cancelled?

Friday Night Lights (Fnl) revolves around a high school football team, its players and the surrounding community. The large ensemble cast boasts performers like Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Zach Gilford, Minka Kelly, Taylor Kitsch, Adrianne Palicki, Jesse Plemons, Aimee Teegarden, Gaius Charles, Blue Deckert, Scott Porter, Derek Phillips, Brad Leland, Liz Mikel, Stacey Oristano, Nieko Mann, Kate Krause, Kevin Rankin, Louanne Stephens, Josh McVaney, Pablo D. Flores, Katherine Willis, Joey Truty, and Jeremy Sumpter.

After struggling through two seasons on NBC, it looked like Fnl was doomed to become one of those "brilliant but cancelled" series that has their life cut short. Fortunately, NBC and DirecTV went
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'Friday Night Lights': Exec producer Jason Katims teases season 4

Are you ready for some football? No, not Monday Night Football—we're talking Friday Night Lights! Given that season 4 kicks off just one week from tonight (Oct. 28 at 9 p.m. on Directv; NBC will air these episodes in 2010), Fnl exec producer Jason Katims offers up the following teasers to get you fired up. Let us issue a Spoiler Alert and proceed: • Dillon will live every week like it’s Rivalry Week now that East Dillon High School has reopened. “The whole idea of this season is about this town being divided in two because of this new team,” says Katims.
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Friday Night Lights: TV Show Renewed for Seasons Four and Five

It's official. After a weeks of keeping our fingers crossed, the powers-that-be at NBC and DirecTV have hammered out an agreement for two more seasons of Friday Night Lights.

Friday Night Lights revolves around a high school football team, its players and surrounding community. The large ensemble cast boasts performers like Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Zach Gilford, Minka Kelly, Taylor Kitsch, Adrianne Palicki, Jesse Plemons, Aimee Teegarden, Gaius Charles, Blue Deckert, Scott Porter, Derek Phillips, Brad Leland, Liz Mikel, Stacey Oristano, Nieko Mann, Kate Krause, Kevin Rankin, Louanne Stephens, Josh McVaney, Pablo D. Flores, Katherine Willis, Joey Truty, and Jeremy Sumpter.

Though the drama has a devoted core audience and is often praised by critics, it's struggled to attract a widespread audience. Lights was barely renewed for its first and second seasons. Faced with cancelling the show last March, NBC made a deal with DirecTV to share the cost of producing a third season.
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