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Friday Night Lights 

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

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Top Rated TV #119 | Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 13 wins & 95 nominations. See more awards »

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...  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
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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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Drama | Sport

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3 October 2006 (USA)  »

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Connie Britton and Brad Leland both had roles in the original Friday Night Lights (2004) movie, also directed by series creator Peter Berg. Their roles were identical to those they have in the series, the coach's wife and a football booster respectively. 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 »

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Tim Riggins: Texas forever.
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Spoofed in Tosh.0: High School Football Fan (2015) See more »

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More real than reality TV
29 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

Friday Night Lights is an excellent show. Truthful, honest, gripping, funny, and (insert your favourite adjective here), the show depicts small town life in rural Texas/(insert the name of your hometown here). While on the surface the show is about football, it is a very engaging amount of football where you find yourself cheering for the key moments the way you would if you were watching your little brother's high school football game.

FNLs is about more than football though - NBC and Peter Berg have created a gem of a show, with realistic story lines and realistic characters. Kyle Chandler (Dylan the Bomb Guy for all you Grey's fans) and Connie Britton have done a fantastic job as the two adult leads, Scott Porter has done a fantastic job at portraying someone who is paralyzed, and Aimee Teegarden and Zach Gilford are extremely believable as two teenagers in love for the first time.

Give the show a chance - you'll be hooked!


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