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

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Drama | Sport

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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3 October 2006 (USA)  »

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Donald Glover drew inspiration from Smash Williams for his character on Community (2009). "When you think of the former high school football star, you think 6-foot-2, white, meathead as the model for that kind of character. Since I'm not 6-foot-2 or white, I just thought about what I could bring to it. I thought about Smash Williams from 'Friday Night Lights', like the cocky quarterback, and played around with that". See more »

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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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Referenced in Richard Roeper & the Movies: The Good Guy (2010) See more »

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TV dramas don't come any better!
24 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

Simply put, this is reality. If someone had affixed a camera to my head, 24 hours a day, when I was in high school, you couldn't have gotten a better picture of life. I know someone like every single character in this show. The story lines, the acting, the cast, couldn't be any better in this show. For those who haven't made it to high school yet, in Texas, this is your future. Wonderful, wonderful drama. I didn't even hear about this show (don't have time for much TV) until season 4. Watched one episode and I was hooked. Went out and bought every episode and sat down and watched every one in about two days. Didn't want to turn it off. I had always thought that The Shield was the best show ever on TV....until I was introduced to this tremendous story about life.


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