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Friday Night Lights 

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A drama that follows the lives of the Dillon Panthers, one of the nation's best high school football teams, and their head coach Eric Taylor.

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Peter Berg
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5   4   3   2   1  
2011   2010   2009   2008   2007   2006  
Top Rated TV #131 | 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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Every day counts. One night matters. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Minka Kelly was working in a plastic surgery clinic when she was cast as Lyla Garrity. As a way to make ends meet, she worked as a scrub nurse in which she prepared women for their lip and breast implants in between her auditions. 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

Tim Riggins: Texas forever.
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Connections

Referenced in Talking Dead: Captive (2016) See more »

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TV dramas don't come any better!
24 September 2011 | by beauryker-623-466161See 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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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

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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