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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 #122 | 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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Kyle Chandler (Eric), Aasha Davis (Waverly), Jesse Plemons (Landry) and Zach Gilford (Matt) all guest starred in episodes of Grey's Anatomy (2005). Gaius Charles ( Brian 'Smash' Williams) became part of the main cast of Grey's Anatomy in seasons 9 and 10. 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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Terrific show
19 September 2011 | by perk777777See all my reviews

This show is great.

Simply said:

the acting, the camera shots, ( which are very different than your average show - most shots are close up head shots showing all the facial expressions well), the dialog (which comes across as almost being an ad libbed script - very realistic - people talk over each other as in real conversations)are excellent and very entertaining and enjoyable.I have been watching episode after episode streaming on Netflix and it has become addicting. My congratulations to the cast, the writers and the crew for such an excellent show and congrats to Kyle for a well deserved Emmy.


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