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Friday Night Lights

2006-2011 Ended/Cancelled
 
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Expanding on the themes from the hit feature film "Friday Night Lights," this series centers on the small rural town of Dillon, Texas, where the vaunted 2006 state football championship rings are held in the highest regard. The town's promising high school team, its star quarterback, and newly appointed head coach Eric Taylor feel the mounting pressure of the town's pride and honor riding on their shoulders as a new season kicks off. The fresh cast also includes: Scott Porter as team captain and first-string quarterback Jason Street; Gaius Charles as feared running back Brian "Smash" Williams; Taylor Kitsch as running back Tim Riggins; Connie Britton as Taylor's long-suffering wife, Tami; Zach Gilford as third-string quarterback Matt Saracen, and Minka Kelly as Lyla Garrity, Panther cheerleader and Street's girlfriend. Also starring are Aimee Teegarden as Julie Taylor and Adrienne Palicki as Tyra Collette.
Special Notes:
Season 3 premiered on DirecTV. From Season 3 onwards the show's being aired on DirecTV first.
Main Cast
N/AAdrianne Palicki
as Tyra Collette [S 1-2]
N/AAimee Teegarden
as Julie Taylor [S 1-2]
N/AConnie Britton
as Tami Taylor [S 1-2]
N/AGaius Charles
as Brian "Smash" Williams [S 1-2]
 
N/AJesse Plemons
as Landry Clarke [S 1-2]
N/AKyle Chandler
as Eric Taylor [S 1-2]
© Photo by: Justin Lubin/NBCMinka Kelly
as Lyla Garrity [S 1-2]
 
N/AScott Porter
as Jason Street [S 1-2]
N/ATaylor Kitsch
as Tim Riggins [S 1-2]
N/AZach Gilford
as Matt Saracen [S 1-2]
Recurring Cast
Brad Leland as Buddy Garrity [S 1-2] (36)
Louanne Stephens as Lorraine Saracen [S 1-2] (27)
Blue Deckert as Mac McGill [S 1-2] (25)
Derek Phillips as Billy Riggins [S 1-2] (22)
Liz Mikel as Corrina Williams [S 1-2] (21)
 
Kevin Rankin as Herc [S 1-2] (17)
Merrilee McCommas as Pam Garrity [S 1-2] (15)
Nieko Mann as Noannie Williams [S 1-2] (14)
Katherine Willis as Joanne Street [S 1-2] (11)
Libby Villari as Mayor Lucy Rodell [S 1-2] (11)


Premiered on Network:
NBC in US

Also known as:
High school team

Genres: Drama

Language: english  Runtime: 60 mins

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Plot
2x01 - Last Days Of Summer:
With summer coming to an end, the defending state champion Dillon Panther's look to continue its success despite a lot of changes taking place. Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler) begins his career as head coach at TMU and immediately discovers the hardship of being separated from his family as Tami Taylor (Connie Britton) heads into labor with their second child. Meanwhile, Tyra Collette (Adrianne Palicki) is revisited from someone in her past that will alter her life forever. Best friends Matt Saracen  [...] (More)
2x02 - Bad Ideas:
It is the first day of school at Dillon High and with new beginnings comes a lot of changes. Tami's (Connie Britton) new life as a mother of a newborn and a teenager proves to be very tough, especially with the separation from Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler) who continues his coaching job at TMU. Matt Saracen (Zach Gilford) is slowly watching his "perfect" life slip away, while best friend Landry (Jesse Plemons) tries to embrace his newer, better lifestyle despite a recent event that really changed  [...] (More)
2x03 - Are You Ready For Friday Night?:
It is the first Friday night for the Dillon Panther football team and things do not go as expected. Brian "Smash" Williams (Gaius Charles) and Matt Saracen (Zach Gilford) continue to have problems on and off the field that get the best of them. Coach Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler) returns to see his old players and old team in shambles. Meanwhile, Tim Riggins (Taylor Kitsch) faces a scary situation that results in him reaching out to the last place on earth he would ever expect. Jason Streets (Scott  [...] (More)
2x04 - Backfire:
Tim Riggins (Taylor Kitsch) and Jason Street (Scott Porter) head to Mexico as Street hopes to explore experimental surgery. Riggins, who is concerned about Street, turns to Lyla Garrity (Minka Kelly) who is busy trying to help a new comer to Dillon. Meanwhile, Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler) makes a huge career move that will change his life. A big development in a police search instills more trepidation in the lives of Tyra Collette (Adrianne Palicki) and Landry Clark (Jesse Plemons).
2x05 - Let's Get It On:
Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler) returns to Dillon, Texas as a head coach, a father and a husband. After too much time away from Tami (Connie Britton) and his new baby, Taylor decides that Dillon High is the place for him to coach football. It will not be an easy homecoming for Taylor. He has to deal with a disheveled team, led by the conflict between quarterback, Matt Saracen, (Zach Gilford) and star running back, Smash Williams (Gaius Charles). Meanwhile, Tim Riggins (Taylor Kitsch) turns to Lyla  [...] (More)
2x06 - How Did I Get Here:
Key evidence comes in implicating Landry (Jesse Plemons) and his father finds out. Landry decides to come clean with his father, and forces his dad into a situation where he must choose between being a father or a cop. Tami's (Connie Britton) sister, Shelley (Jessalyn Gilsig), comes to help Tami out with the baby. Tami's more free-spirited sister Shelly stirs things up in the Taylor household and makes Tami question her choices in life. One of the ways she shakes things up is by selling the need  [...] (More)
2x07 - Pantherama!:
Brian "Smash" Williams' (Gaius Charles) day has arrived. He will soon be facing a tough decision, as he finds out his college football options with the first official day for college recruiters to talk to the premier high school players. Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler) addresses the recruiting day with the players, but has his attention on a new player. With all the "Smash" hype, Matt Saracen (Zach Gilford) is enjoying his new cheerleader girlfriend, but is finding himself more and more attracted to  [...] (More)
2x08 - Seeing Other People:
Brian "Smash" Williams (Gaius Charles) goes on his first recruiting trip that lives up to everything he hoped for until an unexpected incident takes place at the end that will change his mind about the school. Matt Saracen (Zachary Gilford) asks his cheerleader girlfriend for an open relationship, but is there another girl? Meanwhile, emotions escalate in the Taylor family as Tami (Connie Britton) explodes on a young teacher that she feels is getting too close to Julie (Aimee Teegarden), while Eric  [...] (More)
2x09 - The Confession:
Landry (Jesse Plemons) confesses to the murder of Tyras (Adrianne Palicki) assaulter but continues to struggle with his conscience. Elsewhere, Jason Street (Scott Porter) contemplates his new future, as Herc (guest star Kevin Rankin) sets him up with an online dating service. Meanwhile, as the Taylors prepare for baby Gracies christening, tension continues to grow between Tami (Connie Britton) and Julie (Aimee Teegarden).
2x10 - There Goes The Neighborhood:
A tornado hits the Dillon county area damaging Laribee high school, a rival high school. Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler) reluctantly welcomes Laribee, who will now share Dillon's weight room, football field and lockers. Meanwhile, Julie (Aimee Teegarden) and Tami Taylor (Connie Britton) are still adjusting to Tim Riggins (Taylor Kitsch) living in their house during a tough transition period. Lyla (Minka Kelly) struggles with the fact that her mom is going to get remarried. Elsewhere, tension builds  [...] (More)
2x11 - Jumping The Gun:
Brian "Smash" Williams (Gaius Charles) is facing a lot of pressure as many major colleges are looking for a verbal commitment to their program and he has his heart set on one. Elsewhere, tension is still high between Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler) and Tim Riggins (Taylor Kitsch), with regard to Julie (Aimee Teegarden), and Tim does not know where to turn. Meanwhile, Coach Taylor is feeling the stress as he prepares the Panthers to take on Laribee High School in the biggest game of the season. Back  [...] (More)
2x12 - Who Do You Think You Are?:
Tami Taylor (Connie Britton) and Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler) look into day care for Gracie, but find themselves having a tough time letting go. Meanwhile, Lyla Gerrity (Minka Kelly) starts working as a deejay on a Christian radio station and, despite being ridiculed by Tim Riggins (Taylor Kitsch), she is able to strike a chord with him. Elsewhere, Matt Saracen (Zach Gilford) discovers that he is actually in love with his grandma's at-home nurse, while Brian "Smash" Williams (Gaius Charles) learns  [...] (More)
2x13 - Humble Pie:
Brian "Smash" Williams (Gaius Charles) confrontation at the movie theater has turned from bad into worse as charges are being pressed against him. Smash must now decide whether he must swallow his pride and apologize or stand up for what he believes is right. Elsewhere, Jason Street (Scott Porter) finds a new career. Tami Taylor (Connie Britton) is hired by Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler) as the girl's volleyball coach and turns to Tyra (Adrianne Palicki) for help. Meanwhile, Tim Riggins (Taylor  [...] (More)
2x14 - Leave No One Behind:
Matt Saracen (Zach Gilford) reaches a tough point in his life where nothing seems to really matter to him anymore. Meanwhile, Tami Taylor's (Connie Britton) relationship continues to grow with Tyra (Adrianne Palicki) and Julie (Aimee Teegarden) becomes very jealous. Landry (Jesse Plemons) may have a new potential love interest that could shake up his relationship with Tyra. Elsewhere, Brian "Smash Williams (Gaius Charles) begins his three game suspension and turns to Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler)  [...] (More)
2x15 - May The Best Man Win:
Brian "Smash" Williams (Gaius Charles) is determined to get a football scholarship to college despite the recent events that have transpired. However, Brian is very shocked when the most unlikely place offers him what may be the opportunity of his life. Tami Taylor (Connie Britton) runs into her ex-boyfriend from high school, a big real estate mogul, and he decides to stay in Dillon for a few days. A few days proves to be too long as Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler) begins to feel a bit jealous.  [...] (More)
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