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'Friday Night Lights' Synopsis and General Information



October 3, 2006

All Good Things Must Come to an End:

After season three ended with low ratings, NBC struck an unprecedented deal with DirecTV to bring the series back for two more seasons. The series aired exclusively on DirecTV before airing on NBC. After 76 episodes, the series ended in style in 2011.

'Friday Night Lights' Cast:

  • Aimee Teegarden as Julie Taylor
  • Connie Britton as Tami Taylor
  • Grey Damon as Hastings Ruckle
  • Jurnee Smollett as Jess Merriweather
  • Kyle Chandler as Eric Taylor
  • Madison Burge as Becky Sproles
  • Matt Lauria as Luke Cafferty
  • Michael B. Jordan as Vince Howard

Recurring/Previous Cast Members:

  • Adrianne Palicki as Tyra Collette
  • Gaius Charles as Brian "Smash" Williams
  • Jesse Plemons as Landry Clarke
  • Minka Kelly as Lyla Garrity
  • Scott Porter as Jason Street
  • Taylor Kitsch as Tim Riggins
  • Zach Gilford as Matt Saracen


The hit movie about a high-rated Texas high school football team comes to the small screen this season. This series centers on the small rural town of Dillon, Texas, where the coveted state football championship rings are held in the highest regard.
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