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.Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton also scored multiple nominations for the Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress awards for a drama series. The book, which explores the 1988 season of the Permian Panthers, a high school football team in Odessa, Texas, was a factual work of documentary journalism. Once filming on the movie was completed, Berg began to explore adapting the story for television.Executive producer Jason Katims was nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series. Berg later said he had regretted having to jettison many of the interpersonal topics from the book because of the time constraints of a feature film.Team coach Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler) and his family, Tami, Julie and Grace, are featured.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.
Kyle Chandler Connie Britton Gaius Charles Zach Gilford Minka Kelly Adrianne Palicki Taylor Kitsch Jesse Plemons Scott Porter Aimee Teegarden Michael B.Jordan Jurnee Smollett Matt Lauria Madison Burge Grey Damon Friday Night Lights is an American drama television series about a high school football team in the fictional town of Dillon, Texas.