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Friday Night Lights (TV Series)

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Original title
Friday Night Lights (TV Series)
Year
Running time
45 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
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Screenwriter
Peter Berg, H.G. Bissinger, Kerry Ehrin, Bridget Carpenter, David Hudgins, Jason Katims, Patrick Massett, John Zinman, Liz Heldens, Carter Harris, Rolin Jones, Aaron Rahsaan Thomas, Ron Fitzgerald, Etan Frankel, Derek Santos Olson (Book: H.G. Bissinger)
Music
W.G. Snuffy Walden, Bennett Salvay
Cinematography
Todd McMullen, David Boyd, Ian Ellis
Cast
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Producer
Broadcasting by National Broadcasting Company (NBC); Imagine Television / Universal Media Studios (UMS) / Film 44
Genre
TV Series. Drama | Sports. American Football. Small Town Life (North-american)
Synopsis / Plot
TV Series (2006-2011). 5 seasons. 76 episodes. Hailed as one of the top ten shows of 2006 by Time magazine and Entertainment Weekly, the critically acclaimed drama "Friday Night Lights" also received 2006 honors from the American Film Institute (AFI) for Television Program of the Year and the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award.
Expanding on the hit feature film and best selling book "Friday Night Lights," this poignant series centers on the small rural town of Dillon, Texas, where the coveted state football championship rings are held in the highest regard. The Dillon Panther's faced many challenges their first season with Coach Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler, "Grey's Anatomy") at the helm, but after much hard work, determination and a victory at the State Championship Game, the team's fate at the start of yet another new season and the Taylor family's future with them, continues to remain uncertain.
The talented cast also includes: Scott Porter ("Music & Lyrics by…") as the Panther's injured former star quarterback, Jason Street; Gaius Charles ("The Book of Daniel") as feared running back Brian "Smash" Williams; Taylor Kitsch ("The Covenant") as reckless and self-destructive full back Tim Riggins; Connie Britton ("The Brothers McMullen," "24") as Taylor's supportive wife and high school guidance counselor, Tami; Zach Gilford ("The Last Winter") as Matt Saracen, the new team captain and star quarterback, and Minka Kelly ("What I Like About You") as Lyla Garrity, Panther cheerleader and Street's on again off-again girlfriend.
Also starring are: Aimee Teegarden ("Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide") as Coach Taylor's daughter, Julie; Adrianne Palicki ("South Beach") as Tyra Collette, and Jesse Plemons ("Grey's Anatomy") as Landry Clarke.
The series is executive-produced by Peter Berg (the film "Friday Night Lights," "The Rundown"), who also wrote and directed the pilot, Jason Katims ("Roswell"), Brian Grazer ("The Da Vinci Code," "Cinderella Man," "A Beautiful Mind"), David Nevins ("Arrested Development"), Sarah Aubrey ("Bad Santa," "The Kingdom") and Jeffrey Reiner (NBC's "Surface"). "Friday Night Lights" is a production of Imagine Entertainment, Universal Media Studio and Film 44.
Awards
2011: Emmy: Best Actor (Chandler) and Writing. 4 nominations, including Best Drama Series
2010: Emmy: 4 nominations for Best Actor (Chandler), Actress (Britton), Writing and Cast
2009: Emmy: 1 nomination for Best Cast
2008: Emmy: 2 nominations, including Best Cast
2007: Emmy: Best Cast. 2 nominations
2009: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 - TV Programs of the Year
2007: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 - TV Programs of the Year
2006: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 - TV Programs of the Year
2011: Satellite Awards: 3 nominations, including Best Drama Series
2010: Satellite Awards: Best Actress in Drama (Connie Britton). 3 Nominations
2007: Satellite Awards: Nominated for Best Drama Series
2011: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director Drama Series
2010: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Screenplay Drama-Series
2009: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Screenplay Drama-Series
2008: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Screenplay Drama-Series
2007: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Screenplay Drama-Series
2006: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Screenplay New Series
2011: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nominated for Best Actor Series Drama (Chandler)
2008: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nominated Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series
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