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Aug 09, 2013
News Briefs: The Friday Night Lights Movie Is One Step Closer to Being Real
Plus: The Sharknado sequel has an official title, Katherine Heigl might return to TV and Orange Is the New Black has upped a fan favorite to series regular status.
Statistically Speaking
Jul 08, 2011
Mathematical Proof That Friday Night Lights' Eric Taylor is the Best Football Coach in History
In his five years as a head coach of a Texas high school football team, Taylor's record in clutch situations--games won or lost by a touchdown or less--is the best we've ever seen.
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Good Move, Coach
Feb 11, 2010
Friday Night Lights Won't Go For it on Fifth Down
NBC's football-and-family drama will reportedly end after its fifth season, which means good things for the show and its cast.
Join us on Thursday, November 5th at 1pm PST for a live Q&A chat with Taylor Kitsch from NBC's Friday Night Lights!
Oct 28, 2009
Friday Night Lights chat with Taylor Kitsch!
Join us on Thursday, November 5th at 1pm PST for a live Q&A chat with Taylor Kitsch from NBC's Friday Night Lights!
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DirecTV keeps beloved small-town drama alive, says report; deal will once again see satellite company get first run.
Mar 31, 2009
Friday Night Lights scores two-season pickup

The pass was contested in the air, but ultimately, quality television came down with the ball and we all came out winners. NBC and DirecTV have finally resolved the fate of Friday Night Lights, granting the show a renewal of not one, but two seasons, says Variety.

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NBC's January schedule includes anticipated return of awesome drama; show will once again get lame time slot.
Nov 25, 2008
Friday Night Lights returns in January

NBC has released its schedule for January, and for regular viewers of the network (I'm sure there are some of you out there), it will look, for the most part, like an entirely foreign landscape. However, amid all of the one-month vacations for most shows is the earlier-than-expected return of a critics' favorite: Friday Night Lights.

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Two of Dillon's finest will be reduced to recurring roles next season as they graduate from the beloved NBC show.
Jul 09, 2008
Friday Night Lights demotes pair

In the pilot episode of NBC's outstanding Friday Night Lights, a small Texas town is awash in hope for the upcoming season of its powerhouse high-school football squad, the Dillon Panthers. At the center of all the attention were two players, running back Brian "Smash" Williams and quarterback Jason Street, who are supposed to bring Dillon another championship. From the way things were looking, it seemed that Friday Night Lights could have easily had been called The Smash and Street Show.

My, how things have changed. Street, played by Scott Porter, and Smash, played by Gaius Charles, began to see their storylines whittled down greatly in season two, and apparently that trend is continuing.

A realistic show--and the gritty Friday Night Lights prides itself on being realistic--about high-school football in a small town is going to lose characters to graduation, college, and the prospects of a better life in ...

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Critics' fave reportedly coming back for third season thanks to game-saving deal with satellite TV company.
Mar 06, 2008
Friday Night Lights saved...by DirecTV?

In what can only be compared to "The Immaculate Reception" in '72, "The Play" by the 1982 Cal Bears versus Stanford, or "The Escape" by Eli Manning in Super Bowl XLII, NBC has reportedly pulled off "The Renewal."

Bubble show Friday Night Lights will be back for a third season, according to Hollywood insider Nikki Finke of LA Weekly. The show, thought to be an underdog for a pickup because of low ratings (even NBC Entertainment exec and professed FNL superfan Ben Silverman didn't give it much of a chance), was saved by NBC and an unlikely source: DirecTV.

It was previously reported that NBC was trying to recruit help to keep the critically acclaimed show on the air, asking other networks to help foot the drama's bill and share broadcast rights ...

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CW, TNT among networks NBC is pitching shared-broadcasting duties for critically acclaimed drama.
Feb 21, 2008
Friday Night Lights to play with other teams?

Friday Night Lights is frequently lauded by many as one of television's best dramas. The NBC show follows the on- and off-field happenings of the Dillon Panthers, a fictional high school football team, and the sports-crazy small town that embraces them. The high-tension drama seems to have broken the fourth wall and followed the show not only off-field, but also off-set.

While Friday Night Lights racks up trophies, continues to awe critics, and is a favorite of NBC executives, it's still missing the most important thing for a show to be a prime-time success--good ratings. Without enough eyeballs watching the show on a regular basis, Friday Night Lights is looking like this year's wrongful cancellation.

In fact, it was one of those NBC execs who himself admitted that things were looking bleak for the drama. Ben Silverman, cochairman of NBC Entertainment, was quoted as bluntly saying, "Unfortunately ...

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Coach Eric Taylor
Tami Taylor
Tim Riggins (Seasons 1-4, recurring otherwise)
Lyla Garrity (Seasons 1-3, recurring otherwise)
Jason Street (Seasons 1-2, recurring otherwise)

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.

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