Friday Night Lights

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The 101 (ended 2011)

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In the small town of Dillon, Texas, football is everything. The team to beat is the Panthers, who are coached by newbie Eric Taylor. Coming back after winning the State Championship, the Panthers will need all the help they can get once the next football season arrives, amidst all the personal dramas and injuries. This series is based on the book and movie Friday Night Lights. Season two of Friday Night Lights was cut from twenty two to just fifteen completed episodes because of the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike. In order to save the show and produce a new season, DirecTV stepped up and will air new episodes of season three on DirecTV's "The 101" during the fall, and then they will premiere during the winter on NBC. Both seasons can be found on DVD, as well as repeats on Bravo.

Kyle Chandler

Kyle Chandler

Coach Eric Taylor

Connie Britton

Connie Britton

Tami Taylor

Taylor Kitsch

Taylor Kitsch

Tim Riggins (Seasons 1-4, recurring otherwise)

Minka Kelly

Minka Kelly

Lyla Garrity (Seasons 1-3, recurring otherwise)

Scott Porter

Scott Porter

Jason Street (Seasons 1-2, recurring otherwise)

Adrianne Palicki

Adrianne Palicki

Tyra Collette (Seasons 1-3, recurring otherwise)

Today
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2:15am
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3:30am
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4:45am
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Sunday
11:00am
PIVOT
12:15pm
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1:30pm
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2:45pm
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11:00pm
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  • You will fall in love with this show

    10
    I've never watched the show.. It was a football thingie and i am not into sports.. But because i has nothing better to do and it was on my netflix recommendations.. I started watching it.



    I was so sad about the fact it came to an end.. Is it possible to do the show again? I loved everything about it.. I cried with matt and julie's relationship (i was careful with spoilers), i hated mccoy and his gang so much, i felt in love with luke cafferty, i loved landry so much and tim



    If you're lookimg for a show to fall in love, fnl is the show for you..moreless
  • About this series

    10
    It had great casting in season one and acting for Kyle Chandler in season five.
  • Only two shows made me cry. Friday Night Lights is one of them.

    10
    If you want to meet believable characters and enjoy realistic storylines, this show is for you.

    If you are tired of junk TV and are looking for quality, this show is for you.



    Friday Night Lights is not about football. Friday Night Lights is about team spirit, friendship, family and faith: it is about having a sense of belonging.



    The cast's superb portrayal of life in Dillon, TX made me feel what the characters were feeling and despite what everyone says, I think the third season was by far the best. I mean, from the first episode to the last, I just couldn't stop crying. It was like saying goodbye to old friends that I had the chance to see grow into more mature characters.



    Though the last two seasons weren't as good as the first three ones, it gave the opportunity to explore the realistic outcome of Tim Riggins and tie up loose ends for Matt Saracen with the both brilliantly written and acted episode "The Son".



    Truely a gem.



    Clear eyes, full heart... CAN'T LOOSE!moreless
  • Best Drama Series

    10
    Really, I believe FNL is the best drama series I have ever watched. I missed watching it when it was on network television, but did just recently watch it on Netflix, since it was a high recommendation for me. The writing is excellent. The actors are excellent. My family and I genuinely cared about these fictional characters and their story lines, a true compliment to the writers and the actors. The story lines offer life lessons without being preachy. I especially recommend FNL for families w/teens and older kids although it would be great for all viewers. So sad it ended.moreless
  • A football show so good even someone who thinks football is ridiculous could like

    10
    A football show so good even someone who thinks football is ridiculous could like.



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    young love, teen angst, small town life, southern comfort, Football