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Connie Britton Got Her Acting Start in Murder Mystery Dinner Theater (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 28th 2011 4:59AM
Connie Britton, 'Late Show with David Letterman'When you see Connie Britton portraying Tami Taylor on 'Friday Night Lights,' the last thing to come across your mind is a blonde bimbo. And yet, that's how Britton's professional acting career began. On 'Late Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS), she talked about how she got her start not on stage or screen, but in murder mystery dinner theater.

It's a pretty demanding gig, requiring subtlety, ad-libbing and even some misdirection. Britton said her biggest challenge was slipping some pellets into her mouth, so she could foam at the mouth as she "died." Her fantasy promotion from the challenges of this role?

"I wanted to be the bimbo who gets stabbed in the back," she said. "All you have to do is figure out how to get the fake knife in there and then you just have to come running in with a really great scream."

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Chelsea Handler Tries to Hook Connie Britton Up With A Staffer on 'Chelsea Lately' (VIDEO)

by Mike Moody, posted Jun 17th 2011 4:52AM
chelsea lately, connie brittonChelsea Handler and 'Friday Night Lights' star Connie Britton got on like old chums on 'Chelsea Lately' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on E!).

Britton, looking better than ever, dropped by the show to chat about the final season of the critically acclaimed drama, but the subject of conversation soon turned to Chelsea's favorite staff member, who may or may not be gay.

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'Friday Night Lights' Season 4 Trailer (VIDEO)

by Allyssa Lee, posted Apr 19th 2010 7:26PM
Clear eyes, full hearts can't lose. And neither can 'Friday Night Lights.' The critically acclaimed, woefully underwatched drama returns to NBC on May 7, and the network is heralding its comeback with a three-hanky trailer.

Sure, DirecTV subscribers have already witnessed the fourth season come and go. But for those of you who have been waiting a small eternity for the network airing of the series -- which revolves around high school football in Dillon, Texas -- here's a telling glimpse at what's to come.

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Emmy Wish List: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

by Allison Waldman, posted Jul 14th 2009 2:01PM
Emmys_ABC_awardsThe actresses who have been competing for the Primetime Emmy award in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category these past few years are some of the top names in the business. Two-time Oscar winner Sally Field for Brothers & Sisters, multiple Emmy winner -- including last year's award -- Glenn Close for Damages. Previous winner Mariska Hargitay for Law & Order: SVU. Oh, yes, there's also Saving Grace's Holly Hunter, another former Oscar winner, and Golden Globe winner Kyra Sedgwick for The Closer.

All these ladies are worthy of winning nominations again, and it wouldn't be surprising to see one or all of them nominated. But if I were to have a say, there are some other women I hope to see recognized when the Primetime Emmy nominations are announced this Thursday.

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Fun Finds: June 27

by AOL TV Staff, posted Jun 27th 2009 12:00PM
Farrah Fawcett

-- Looking back on her career, Farrah Fawcett was a lot tougher than people think [Newsweek]

-- One critic wonders: Is 'The Philanthropist' the worst show ever? We take it he never saw 'Kath & Kim' [Miami Herald]

-- More bad news for Kate Gosselin: She's just one of Lemondrop's 12 Biggest Lady Douchebags [Lemondrop]

(more fun finds after the jump)

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Why NBC and DirecTV shouldn't renew Friday Night Lights

by Hemal Jhaveri, posted Mar 11th 2009 5:02PM
FNLShould Friday Night Lights come back for another season? EW's Michael Ausiello is reporting that a deal could be in the works, not just for one season, but for two. The avid fan that I've become wants to root for this possibility, but as a critic, I know this is a bad idea.

Look, I love the show as much as a die-hard fan can. I've gone so far as to inquire about getting my own Dillon Panther t-shirt. I think Tami and Coach Taylor are the best couple on television. I live by the edict WWCTD (What Would Coach Taylor Do). Yet, despite my need to have"I-heart-Tim-Riggins" tattooed onto my forearm, they still shouldn't bring this show back for another two seasons.

Before fans start the dog-pile, let me make my case after the jump.

Update: For folks (like me) who haven't seen the season already on Direct TV, tread carefully in the comments. They contain spoilers.

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Friday Night Lights: I Knew You When (NBC Season Premiere)

by Brett Love, posted Jan 17th 2009 2:16AM
Gaius Charles - Friday Night Lights
(S03E01) And so begins phase two of NBC's grand Friday Night Lights experiment. The show kicked off it's third season on NBC Friday night, but all of these episodes have already been shown on DirecTV. Allison reviewed the premiere back in October, but we thought we'd run it up the flagpole again and see who salutes.

Despite the delay for those of us without DirecTV, the season premiere made it so easy to slip right back into the series. Most of our favorite Dillonites are back, and we were quickly brought up to speed with what each of them has been up to. We also got a good look at where a lot of these stories will be heading.

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Connie Britton Interview for 'Friday Night Lights'

by Kelly Woo, posted Oct 1st 2008 6:00AM
connie britton"The constant challenge is just having the audience find the show, and they always have managed to do that."

Let's get ready for some football on 'Friday Night Lights.'

The critically acclaimed but low-rated drama returns tonight for a third season, having been saved from cancellation by an unusual deal between NBC and DirecTV. The satellite service will air the season's 13 episodes exclusively this fall, then the network will encore the series in early 2009.

Star Connie Britton, who plays wife, mom and school principal Tami Taylor, chatted with AOL TV about the DirecTV deal, learning to like football and hanging out in Austin with her TV hubby.


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Friday Night Lights: There Goes The Neighborhood

by Brett Love, posted Jan 5th 2008 10:22AM
Kyle Chandler - Friday Night Lights
(S02E10) And we're back. After a month off for viewers to celebrate the holidays, and for the networks to try and figure out how to fill up the schedule as the strike stretches on, our old pals in Dillon have returned. And things picked up right where they left off. Riggins is still wandering from home to home. Buddy is still in denial. None of us are sure just why Shelley is still living with the Taylor's. And Landry has gone from being riddled with the guilt of committing murder to being emotionally pummeled by the fact that he's fallen for a passive aggressive nutjob. It's a lot to get to, but we'll give it a shot, after the jump.
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Friday Night Lights: Seeing Other People

by Brett Love, posted Dec 1st 2007 9:00AM

Friday Night Lights - Taylor Kitsch
(S05E08) I know a few people, and I've read comments from a number of others here at TV Squad, who refuse to watch the promos for shows that the networks put out. It usually boils down to them being either full of spoilers or completely misleading. If you are one of those people, this episode was for you, because not only did those of us that saw the promo have the ending spoiled, but we were also completely misled as to what the episode would be about, and I'm really not sure why the network did it. More on that, and the rest of the happenings this week in Dillon, after the jump.
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Friday Night Lights: How Did I Get Here

by Brett Love, posted Nov 10th 2007 9:02AM
Glenn Morshower and Jesse Plemons - Friday Night Lights
(S02E06) And you may ask yourself - Well... How did I get here?

It's a great title for this episode as we find a lot of our pals in Dillon questioning, being questioned about, or owning up to the situation they are currently in. That doesn't make for huge plot points that you can point to and say, "Look at that!" But it does bring up some interesting questions, and pave the way for stories in the future. With so many of the characters getting time this week, all of these changes actually overshadowed the one big, holy smokes, moment of the episode. That little thing you see in the screen cap.

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Friday Night Lights: Let's Get It On

by Brett Love, posted Nov 3rd 2007 7:00AM
Lance and Eric - Friday Night Lights
(S05E05) "Lance!"

Week five of season two brings us another packed episode. Eric is getting settled back into his role as the Panther's coach, and being with his family. Big changes are in the air for Landry on, and off, the football field. A more assertive Matt is coming to some realizations about Julie. And we find out the result of the great Mexican shark blood surgery road trip. It's a lot to get to.
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Friday Night Lights: Backfire

by Brett Love, posted Oct 27th 2007 9:00AM
Kyle Chandler and Brad Leland - Friday Night Lights
(S03E04) "The Eagle has landed. It's a done deal." - Buddy Garrity

Another Friday night spent with NBC, and this one came across as a little bit strange. Not bad strange, or good heavens, what now strange. Just that the story here caught me a little off guard. It's a little early in the season for what you might call a pivotal episode. Usually at this point things are being put in motion, or big picture stories are getting a break for a stand-alone episode. Such is not the case in Dillon, as three big stories had big moments this week. To balance it out, we also had more from the shark blood road trip, and the quickly getting away from us Lyla crusade. All that, and some other junk, after the jump.
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Friday Night Lights: Are You Ready For Friday Night?

by Brett Love, posted Oct 20th 2007 9:30AM
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(S02E03) "What if I told you I could make him go away and you could have your job back?" - Buddy Garrity

That line was the big feature in the promotion this week, and it certainly means a lot moving forward, but that was just a tiny part of what was a jam packed episode three. Really, sometimes when I look back over an episode of FNL I can't believe it's only an hour long show. When it's firing on all cylinders, they really can deliver a boatload of story. And that's what we got in episode three, with everybody getting involved.
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Friday Night Lights: Bad Ideas

by Brett Love, posted Oct 13th 2007 8:00AM
zach gilford - friday night lights(S02E02) As I was watching the show tonight, thoughts on this post were running through my head. Initially I planned on doing like last week and pushing the Landry/Tyra stuff to the end of the post, after we go through the parts of the episode that actually make some sense. But then I typed out that episode title, "Bad Ideas", and I just can't get over how well that fits.

They may have intended that title as a reference to what is going on with many of the characters. Things like Tami's admission that her insistence that she and Julie stay in Dillon was a bad idea, how Buddy's own actions have created his situation, the experimental Mexican surgery proposed to Street, or even Antwone's trip to the Justin Timberlake concert. To me though, THE bad idea is nothing that any of the characters are doing. It is this Landry and Tyra story that the writers and producers have cooked up. So we'll get started there, after the jump.

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