Friday Night Lights


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Friday Night Lights is an American drama television series about a high school football team in the fictional town of Dillon, Texas. It was developed by Peter Berg, and executive produced by Brian Grazer, David Nevins, Sarah Aubrey, and Jason Katims, based on the 1990 nonfiction book and 2004 film of the same name. The series' primary setting, Dillon, is a small, close-knit community in rural Texas. Particular focus is given to team coach Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler) and his family, Tami and Julie. The show uses this small town backdrop to address many issues facing contemporary American culture, including family values, school funding, racism, drugs, abortion, and lack of economic opportunities.

Produced by NBCUniversal, Friday Night Lights premiered on October 3, 2006 and aired for two seasons on NBC. Although the show had garnered critical acclaim and passionate fans, the series suffered low ratings and was in danger of cancellation after the second season. To save the series, NBC struck a deal with DirecTV to co-produce three more seasons, with each subsequent season premiering on DirecTV's 101 Network with NBC rebroadcasts a few months later. The series ended its run on The 101 Network after five seasons, on February 9, 2011.

Though Friday Night Lights never garnered a sizable audience, it was a critical success, lauded for its realistic portrayal of Middle America and deep personal exploration of its central characters. The show appeared on a number of best lists and was awarded a Peabody Award, a Humanitas Prize, a Television Critics Association Award, and several technical Primetime Emmy Awards. At the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards the show was nominated for Outstanding Drama Series. Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton also scored multiple nominations for the Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress awards for a drama series. Executive producer Jason Katims was also nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series. Both Chandler and Katims won the Emmy in 2011.

Highlights
Connie Britton on Friday Night Lights' catchphrase, "Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose"
03:36
W.G. Snuffy Walden on composing for Friday Night Lights
01:35
Connie Britton on her Friday Night Lights character, "Tami Taylor," and how she developed over the series
02:59
Connie Britton on the process of shooting and acting on Friday Night Lights
04:45
Connie Britton on the abortion storyline on Friday Night Lights
03:29
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Connie Britton

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Connie Britton on Friday Night Lights' catchphrase, "Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose"
03:36
Connie Britton on her Friday Night Lights character, "Tami Taylor," and how she developed over the series
02:59
Connie Britton on the process of shooting and acting on Friday Night Lights
04:45
Connie Britton on the abortion storyline on Friday Night Lights
03:29
Connie Britton on being cast on the television version of Friday Night Lights,  created by Peter Berg
03:46
Connie Britton on Kyle Chandler as "Eric Taylor" on Friday Night Lights
02:26
Connie Britton on the legacy of Friday Night Lights
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W.G. Snuffy Walden

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W.G. Snuffy Walden on composing for Friday Night Lights
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W.G. Snuffy Walden on composing for Friday Night Lights
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