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The grass is green. The lights brighten. The town rolls up it's storefronts to see the football game. The citizens of the community participate in a weekly tradition that pulls them together and entertains them. For the townspeople of Dillon, Texas this traditional scene plays out like it does for many middle class towns. The one difference is that you won't find Dillon, Texas on a map. You'll find it on the show Friday Night Lights.

Friday Night Lights is a serialized television drama that explores the relationships effected by the events that occur on and off the Panther's field. The main story arc focuses upon coach Eric Taylor, whose life and his family's life will be effected by the outcome of the game. Other relationships spark off from the main flame of focus, which is the overall football team.

The show follows players like Brian "Smash" Williams, Tim Riggins, and Matt Saracen too. Two of the players, Tim Riggins and Matt Saracen come from broken homes. Riggins is an unfocused teen who drifts from good intentions into bad ideas because of the choices he makes. He passes in and out of the Panther's Team, which is the one place he finds a modicum of stability. Matt Saracen is a talented player who is compelled to excel because of the financial burden placed upon his mother. Like many young people, he seeks to take the burden off of his family and hopes to achieve a better life for them through his success in football. Finally, Smash is a player who has the familiar pressure to be a star athlete. The show explores the nature of that stress and how one can resurrect one's interest in what they love.

Situations change throughout the show for the residents of Dillon, Texas. The one thing that remains the same is football. When the lights go up on the field, the town will show up. Then, it's another day to show off the Friday Night Lights.

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5 Seasons, 76 Episodes - Canceled
October 3, 2006
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Friday Night Lights Full Episode Guide

  • The Taylors face several decisions that could dramatically change their lives.

  • Coach Taylor is offered a deal of a lifetime. Tim assesses his future plans when an old flame returns to Dillon. The future of High School Football in the town of Dillon is decided.

  • Tami is flown to Pennsylvania for the opportunity of a lifetime; Coach Taylor feels threatened as East Dillon faces serious budget cuts; Vince becomes the man of the house again; The Lions begin their quest for state.

  • An elite college football program attempts to lure Coach away from East Dillon. Vince vows to earn his spot back. Friends and family speak at Tim's parole hearing. East Dillon holds a Fall Sports Banquet.

  • Vince's alienation from the team leads to a tough decision for Coach Taylor.

  • Coach worries that the team is falling apart as a result of Vince's ego, while Tami grows concerned about a student.

  • Rivalry week stirs up controversy. Vince is caught in the middle between Coach and Ornette. Billy takes Luke under his wing.

  • A popular magazine hails Coach as the "Kingmaker." Vince's past catches up to him. Luke reacts to the truth. A suspicious accident delays Julie's return to college.

  • Coach discusses recruitment regulations. The Lions take a road trip. East Dillon's four stars make a pact. Julie's relationship becomes more complicated.

  • Coach is forced to play mediator as tensions erupt in the locker room; Luke gets recruited; Buddy deals with the trials and tribulations of fatherhood; Tami deals with a troubled student; the Lions welcome a new player.

  • Someone from Vince's past resurfaces. Julie connects with a faculty member. Eric tries to instill discipline in the team. Buddy stumbles upon troubling news about his son.

  • Eric realizes that the Lions' performance in the first game of the season hasn't pleased everyone; Vince receives unexpected benefits from his status as a football player; and Luke's aggression on the field has consequences.

  • Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler) tempers high expectations for East DillonÂ's impending season as Tami (Connie Britton) becomes frustrated in her new job. Meanwhile Vince (Michael B. Jordan) and Luke (Matt Lauria) work to recruit a new player for the LionsÂ' squad and Dillon bids farewell to two alumni as they prepare to leave for college.

  • Matt comes back to Dillon just in time for the big game, Tami agonizes over her public apology, and Tim makes a life-altering decision.

  • While tensions in Dillon run high with the approach of the Panthers/Lions game, Tami fights to keep her job and Vince joins Kennard to seek revenge.

  • The team can't focus on their next game. Tami gets involved in a controversy. Vince wants to end his deal with Kennard. Julie gets an unexpected phone call from Matt.

  • Dillon has been split in two, and Coach Taylor finds himself at the newly-reopened East Dillon High School in charge of students unlike any he's coached before. Can he rebuild the football program from the ground up?

  • Coach talks tough to shady characters when trying to clean up a park ridden with drugs and gang violence. Becky discovers she's pregnant. Jess's relationship with Landry is heating up. Julie makes a new friend.

  • Eric realizes that East Dillon's problems aren't only on the field; Jess tries to choose between Vince and Landry; Luke's injury takes a toll on him; and Riggins makes a decision that could backfire.

  • Despite some doubt, coach Talor makes Vince quarterback. Tami struggles to comfort Julie, who's grieving over Matt's sudden departure. Tim has a confrontation with Becky's dad. Luke is badly injured. Landry makes a play for Jess.

  • Coach tries to look for a new approach to take down their toughest opponent. Vince finds his new calling for car theft. Julie and Matt go to a concert.

  • Matt gets the bad news about his dad's dead and the whole town is preparing for the funeral. What decisions will come after this. Lyla has returned to town as well.

  • Landry and Vince have feelings for Jess. Matt and Tim go on a hunting trip. Julie goes to a gay bar with Devon. The Coach does some research on East Dillon.

  • Vince and Luke have a hard time getting along which could create a problem for the team. Tim tries to get the team to improve their game.

  • One of the star player ends up on the Lions' list. Coach attempts to build team spirit. Meanwhile Matt goes to visit an artist and Tim finds somewhere to live.

  • Coach has difficulty trying to unite his new team, the East Dillon Lions;. Matt lives as a townie for the first time and Tim finds his calling after a college lecture.

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