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Friday Night Lights 

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

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Peter Berg
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2011   2010   2009   2008   2007   2006  
Top Rated TV #123 | Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 13 wins & 96 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Kyle Chandler ...  Eric Taylor 76 episodes, 2006-2011
Connie Britton ...  Tami Taylor 76 episodes, 2006-2011
Aimee Teegarden ...  Julie Taylor 76 episodes, 2006-2011
Brad Leland ...  Buddy Garrity 73 episodes, 2006-2011
Taylor Kitsch ...  Tim Riggins 68 episodes, 2006-2011
Jesse Plemons ...  Landry Clarke 65 episodes, 2006-2011
Zach Gilford ...  Matt Saracen 62 episodes, 2006-2011
Derek Phillips ...  Billy Riggins 60 episodes, 2006-2011
Blue Deckert ...  Mac McGill / ... 53 episodes, 2006-2011
Minka Kelly ...  Lyla Garrity 52 episodes, 2006-2009
Adrianne Palicki ...  Tyra Collette 52 episodes, 2006-2011
Timothy F. Crowley Timothy F. Crowley ...  Coach Crowley 48 episodes, 2006-2011
Louanne Stephens ...  Mrs. Saracen / ... 47 episodes, 2006-2011
Stacey Oristano ...  Mindy Collette / ... 45 episodes, 2006-2011
Scott Porter ...  Jason Street 42 episodes, 2006-2010
Gaius Charles ...  Brian 'Smash' Williams 41 episodes, 2006-2008
David Cowgill ...  Slammin' Sammy 38 episodes, 2007-2011
Gary Teague ...  Teacher / ... 36 episodes, 2006-2011
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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

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It's more than just a game See more »

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Drama | Sport

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

NBC [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

F.N.L. See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgetown, Texas, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Dillon's Panthers are based on Permian High School in Odessa, Texas who won the Texas state championship in the 4A classification (the state's largest until 1980) in 1965 and 1972 and the 5A classification in 1980, 1984 (a co-champions), 1989 and 1991. 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

Eric Taylor: Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can't lose.
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Connections

Referenced in BoJack Horseman: Underground (2017) See more »

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Bring back FNL!
29 September 2011 | by acha5066See all my reviews

All these people saying the camera was too shaky? I didn't even notice. Listen, it's not our fault if you can't concentrate on something for longer than ten seconds.

Most of the people who have given this poor ratings are just people who were expecting this to be a live NFL game or something. Don't listen to them. Football is an important part of the show, but it's secondary to the characters, who are deeply explored and easily related to.

Do yourself a favour and watch this from the very first season until the last. You won't regret it. Oh, and NBC, please bring this show back. One of the few shows I've ever really loved.


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