Overview

Friday Night Lights is an American drama television series based around a high school football team situated in Texas. It was developed by Peter Berg, and executive produced by Brian Grazer, David Nevins, Sarah Aubrey, and Jason Katims, based on the book and film of the same name. The series takes place in the fictional town of Dillon: a small, close-knit community in rural Texas. Particular focus is given to team coach Eric Taylor and his family, Tammy and Julie. The show uses this small town backdrop to address many issues facing contemporary American culture, including family values, child development, life lessons, school funding, racism, drugs, abortion and lack of economic opportunities.

Produced by NBCUniversal, Friday Night Lights premiered on October 3, 2006, airing for two seasons on the National Broadcasting Company. 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 of the show with each subsequent season premiering on DirecTV's 101 Network after which NBC rebroadcast the series a few months later. The series ended its run on The 101 Network after five seasons on February 9, 2011.

  1. Brian Grazer

    Creator

  2. Peter Berg

    Creator

Top Billed Cast

  1. Kyle Chandler

    Kyle Chandler

    Eric Taylor

  2. Connie Britton

    Connie Britton

    Tami Taylor

  3. Aimee Teegarden

    Aimee Teegarden

    Julie Taylor

  4. Michael B. Jordan

    Michael B. Jordan

    Vince Howard

  5. Jurnee Smollett

    Jurnee Smollett

    Jess Merriweather

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Friday Night Lights

Season 5

2010 | 13 Episodes

The fifth and final season of the American serial drama television series Friday Night Lights commenced airing in the United States on October 27, 2010. It is the third season to be aired on DirecTV's The 101 Network. The fifth season began airing on NBC on April 15, 2011.

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Status Ended

Network NBC, Audience Network

Certification

  • TV-14

    Meaning

    This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.

Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 43m

Homepage http://www.nbc.com/Friday_Night_Lights/

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