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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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Peter Berg
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Top Rated TV #126 | 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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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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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 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.114 (2012) See more »

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This show has spoiled me for all other shows
21 April 2007 | by ecarey-2See all my reviews

I'm surprised by the negative comments I've seen, simply because I never noticed or was bothered by shaky camera work on this show. Perhaps I was too busy being drawn in by the fascinating, sympathetic, beautifully drawn characters and their challenges and successes. I cannot think of another show that has such believable characters and story lines. I can't remember when a show has made me care so much about the characters. I think that's because there aren't other shows that have achieved this. Friday Night Lights is very well written and well acted. The music on this show is great. I keep coming back to my love for the characters this show lets us get to know, though. This show is about much more than football, and it certainly isn't about being "arty" and having shaky camera work. It's about people. And darn good storytelling.


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