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Friday Night Lights: Fifth and Final Season Begins in October

Friday Night LightsIt looks like it’s the beginning of the end for Friday Night Lights.

EW reports that the fifth and final season of the football drama will premiere on Wednesday, October 27th on DirecTV. There’s no word yet when the last 13 episodes will be aired on NBC.

The site’s Michael Ausiello recently interviewed series stars Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton about their time on FNL. Here’s what they have to say about the end.

Are you both satisfied with how the relationship played out in the final episode?
CHANDLER: Oh, yeah. To have us shooting each other at the exact same moment and then the screen going black. That was genius.

BRITTON: It really is amazing.

CHANDLER: I loved that.

BRITTON: And then it’s incredible that he dies and I live. I think it’s just so fitting.

CHANDLER: Good going, Connie; you just gave away the end of the show.

BRITTON: I’m sure they would have done spoilers.

CHANDLER: We should do a remake of The War of the Roses, you and I, except it would be reality TV.

All joking aside, are you happy with how things ended?
BRITTON: Yes. I thought we got to play some stuff in the end that we hadn’t gotten to play yet in the show. It was very interesting and exciting. I think the last two episodes — not just for our stuff but for everybody—were so great. A lot of characters came back, and they felt like a very true end to the world of Dillon that we had created.

CHANDLER: I absolutely think we went out with a touch of class.


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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

julie morgan December 7, 2010 at 12:23 am

Sad it is going. One of the better shows out there. It wasn’t just basketball


kathy October 22, 2010 at 1:59 pm

NBC wouldn’t know a good show if it hit them in the face. ABC is no better they start showing Friday Night Lights then pull it. I will watch CBS locally but the rest will be on Direct TV. I won’t watch channels who cancel GOOD, DECENT Family shows……They would rather show Trash..


Kelley October 2, 2010 at 7:57 pm

It’s unfortunate another family oriented show is being cancelled. We can only hope an affliate will see its worth and pick up the program. There’s no doubt it’ll be a hit!


Brian Latterner September 15, 2010 at 6:50 pm

Is Friday Night Lights returning to NBC next year 2011?? If it’s cancelled is there way to move it to TBS or another sydnicated station like TNT, USA to keep the series going??


debbie mccains September 10, 2010 at 6:54 pm

best family show in years and they cancel it ,and with emmys. I don’t understand how your numbers can be so low, all my family and friends watch it. I hope Direct TV picks it up again I don’t even mind the commericals.


nate August 12, 2010 at 2:33 pm

kyle chandler is a great actor to me. i enjoy every show he has been in. maybe he can hook up with a show that last 10 yrs. truly love fnl!!!!!!!


Ryan August 12, 2010 at 9:46 am

If either of them takes home the Emmy, DirecTV would be fools to not make season 6


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