Friday Night Lights (Novel)

President Obama channels Friday Night Lights in State of the Union speech

Did President Obama just take a page out of Coach Taylor’s playbook?

While wrapping up his final State of the Union address Tuesday evening, Obama referred to America as “the country we love. Clear-eyed. Big-hearted. Optimistic that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”

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Unauthorized Friday Night Lights musical in the works; Scott Porter to play Coach Taylor

Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t stop singing — everyone’s favorite football drama is getting its own musical adaptation in 2016.

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Coach Taylor wants you to 'turn your goddamn cell phones off' in new PSA

Clear eyes, full hearts — don’t text?

Kyle Chandler reprises his role as Friday Night Lights’ Coach Taylor in a new PSA for Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, where he attempts to give a motivational speech only to be interrupted by sounds of text tones, phones ringing, and camera clicks. 

“Turn your goddamn cell phones off,” a peeved Taylor finally orders after the technology-obsessed crowd ignores his previous pleas to put down their phones. Watch the full PSA above.

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What to binge-watch on live TV: Memorial Day marathon edition

What better way to kick-off the beginning of summer than a marathon of your favorite crime-fighters, reality stars, and war-themed movies? EW has you covered this Memorial Day, as we’ve gathered up some of the best programming for all of your binge-watching needs this holiday. 

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Will we ever see a Friday Night Lights movie? Kyle Chandler says...

NBC, 2006-11 Centered on a Texas high school football team, Friday Night Lights offered an earnest look at the hardships of living in contemporary America.…

Devoted fans of Friday Night Lights have been in withdrawal since the heart-stirring drama went off the air in 2011. Rumors have swirled ever since about the possibility of a big screen reunion. But Kyle Chandler—who earned a best-actor Emmy for his role of Coach Eric Taylor—lays them to rest: “It ended so well, it ended beautifully,” he says. “And I was more than happy for it to end when it did, because you couldn’t have gone much further.”

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Buzz Bissinger's new memoir: A father & son heartbreaker

With his metal-studded leather jacket, brown cowboy boots, and hoop earring, Buzz Bissinger oozes macho swagger as he cruises around downtown Philadelphia in his black BMW convertible, weighing in on recent novels and muttering curses at an errant pedestrian. Bissinger, 57, is best known as the author of the 1990 high school football blockbuster Friday Night Lights, which has sold nearly 2 million copies and spawned a movie and a TV series (a movie based on the TV show is also reportedly in the works).

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