Premiere Date and Time:
Friday, October 2, 9pm
Time Slot Competition: Women's Murder Club
, WWE Friday Night Smackdown
Cast: Kyle Chandler
, Connie Britton
, Zach Gilford
, Adrianne Palicki
, Jesse Plemons, Minka Kelly
, Scott Porter
, Aimee Teegarden
, Gaius Charles
, Taylor Kitsch
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Based on the film and the book of the same name, Friday Night Lights
was one of the most acclaimed television series in the 2006-2007 season. Despites its critical success, the series was largely unwatched and failed to rank high in the ratings. Fortunately, the powers that be at NBC have recognized its worth and have renewed it for a second season, which will air on the new night and time of Fridays at 9pm.
The drama centers on the high school football team in the small fictional town of Dillon, Texas. Times are hard in Dillon, and the Dillon Panthers, led by head coach Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler), are the one shining beacon in an otherwise bleak West Texas existence.
Last season, Friday Night Lights
ended on a bittersweet note, with the Panthers winning the state championships but with Coach Taylor leaving Dillon for Austin where he accepted a coaching position at Texas Methodist University. His wife Tami (Connie Britton) just discovered that she was pregnant, but decided to stay in Dillon until their daughter Julie (Aimee Teegarden) finishes high school.
The new season will begin eight months after last season's finale. Tami is about to give birth, but Eric is away in Austin. Jason Street (Scott Porter) will become an assistant coach for the Dillon Panthers. Minka Kelly, Adrianne Palicki, Zach Gilford, Gaius Charles, Taylor Kitsch and Jesse Plemons also star.
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