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19 Surprising TV Actors Who Also Direct

19 Surprising TV Actors Who Also Direct

The art of acting doesn't necessarily end in front of the camera; sometimes it's behind. Some of your favorite actors also have directed your favorite shows. Has yours?
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Friday Night Lights Details

Friday Night Lights is adapted from a book and film of the same name. The book by H.G. Bissinger chronicled the lives and times of a high school football team in West Texas as it pursued the state title - the TV show does largely the same and brilliantly at that.

The blend of complex characters in real-life small-town America with some great gridiron action made the first season of Friday Night Lights, in the opinion of this site, one of the greatest of any show in modern times.

Unfortunately, no one noticed. The show was (barely) renewed for a second campaign by NBC, but the writers' strike and an ill-conceived, soap opera-esque story line that came off like a ratings stunt hurt continuity and diminished the show's luster somewhat.

That said, Friday Night Lights' sophomore effort was still better than most shows ever get.

In order to save it from going off the air, NBC and DirecTV agreed on a unique arrangement for Season Three (Fall 2008). DirecTV will air all 13 episodes exclusively this fall. Then in January 2009, NBC will begin re-airing them. Sucks if you don't have DirecTV, but any Friday Night Lights is better than nothing.

The highly acclaimed but little-known cast includes Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Scott Porter, Minka Kelly, Taylor Kitsch, Adrianne Palicki and many others. The series is filmed on location in Austin, Texas.

Network:
NBC
Number of Episodes
76
Start Date
Starring
Scott Porter, Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Aimee Teegarden, Minka Kelly, Zach Gilford, Gaius Charles, Taylor Kitsch, Jesse Plemons, Adrianne Palicki
Seasons:

Friday Night Lights Quotes

My mom asked me to forgive him, to be better. And you're asking me to be better. I don't know how to be better because he NEVER taught me to be better!

Vince [about his father]

Coach we're not calling Triple A, Triple A is for women.

Billy

Friday Night Lights Music

  Song Artist
Muzzle of bees Muzzle of Bees Wilco iTunes
Song Evergreen The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Song Bang a Gong (Get it On) T. Rex