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Full Hearts for Stunning 'Friday Night Lights' Emmy Wins

by Maureen Ryan, posted Sep 18th 2011 10:25PM
Kyle ChandlerTexas forever!

Some of the big surprises of Emmy night were the wins for the final season of 'Friday Night Lights.' To say that fans of the NBC/DirecTV show had full hearts would be putting it far too mildly.

First executive producer and head writer Jason Katims won an Emmy in the best drama writing category, and gave a lovely, graceful speech that ended with "Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose." Katims won for writing the show's series finale, 'Always,' which beat out 'Mad Men's' 'The Suitcase,' which was widely expected to win in that category.

Not long after that, a clearly stunned Kyle Chandler won as best dramatic actor. The man who played Coach Eric Taylor on 'FNL' for five seasons bested 'Mad Men's' Jon Hamm and 'Boardwalk Empire's' Steve Buscemi, among others.

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Kyle Chandler Felt Like a '70s Kid Again in New Spielberg/Abrams Film 'Super 8' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jun 6th 2011 3:50PM
Kyle Chandler talks about Steven Spielberg and 'Super 8' on 'Live With Regis and Kelly'The upcoming Steven Spielberg / J.J. Abrams movie 'Super 8' takes place in the summer of 1979. It's a time that Kelly Ripa is particularly fond of, she said today on 'Live With Regis and Kelly' (weekdays, syndicated). Ripa said she thinks Spielberg is fond of it, too. Kyle Chandler, formerly of 'Friday Night Lights' and one of the stars of 'Super 8,' confirmed that.

Chandler was 14 in 1979, which is also the age of his character's son in the movie. Walking into the set that was the kid's room brought back great memories for Chandler. Apparently, Spielberg got all of the late-'70s details down perfectly. "I started thinking immediately, What am I going to steal out of here?" said Chandler. The room was everything he had when he was a kid, including Testors paints and airplane models.

"Then over in the corner, the jewel: an Atari game," he said. Which will make nerds wonder -- did he have the 'E.T.' and 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' Atari games? Watch closely if you see the movie and let us know if you see them.

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Kyle Chandler Could Join FX's 'Powers,' Juju Chang Exits 'GMA' and More TV News

by Jean Bentley, posted Mar 30th 2011 6:00PM
Kyle ChandlerCoach and Mrs. Coach could be reunited soon -- sort of.

According to Deadline, 'Friday Night Lights' star Kyle Chandler is being courted to star in a new FX drama, 'Powers.' The show is a procedural that takes place in a world where superpowers are normal (not to be confused with TV Squad's most-anticipated fall pilot, '17th Precinct,' a procedural that takes place in a world where magic is normal), and Chandler is reportedly reading the script now.

Chandler's 'FNL' costar Connie Britton has already signed on to star in Ryan Murphy's 'American Horror Story' at the network, meaning the Taylors could soon be network costars, if not on the same show. (Hey, take what you can get. It's way more real than those recurring 'FNL' dreams ...)

In other TV news ...

BET's 'The Game' went out with a bang last night. The recently revived sitcom got 4.4 million viewers for its season finale, more than twice what it averaged when it aired on The CW. In other ratings news, ABC's 'Body of Proof' premiered well, attracting an audience of 13.9 million viewers in the post-'Dancing With the Stars' time slot. [THR, NY Times]

'Good Morning America' host Juju Chang is leaving the show -- to report for 'Nightline' full time. Replacing Chang as news reader on 'GMA' is ESPN anchor Josh Elliott, who has been co-hosting the morning edition of 'SportsCenter.' [TV Guide]

Your obligatory Charlie Sheen news update: the king of winning will appear in a guest spot on Drew Carey's new GSN improv show, 'Improv-a-ganza' -- but the cameo was filmed way back in the pre-tiger blood days of January. [EW]

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Emmy Picks: Best Lead Actor in a Drama

by Joel Keller, posted Aug 23rd 2010 1:02PM

With the Emmy awards less than a week away, I'm continuing to pick who I think should and who I think will win the major awards.

On Friday, I discussed the Best Lead Actress in a Drama category. Today we look at their male counterparts in the Best Lead Actor in a Drama category.

Nominees:
Kyle Chandler, 'Friday Night Lights'
Bryan Cranston, 'Breaking Bad'
Matthew Fox, 'Lost'
Michael C. Hall, 'Dexter'
Jon Hamm, 'Mad Men'
Hugh Laurie, 'House'

Who will win:
Wow. You could make a case for everyone in this category, given the strong episodes they each submitted. That being said, Bryan Cranston didn't give the Academy any reason to avoid giving him the award for the third year in a row. 'Breaking Bad' had an exceptionally strong season, and it says a lot that I don't even think Cranston was the best actor on his show this year -- Aaron Paul did that good of a job, but he's nominated in the supporting category -- but I still think he will take the prize.

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TV Casting: Kyle Chandler May Star in 'Terra Nova'

by Andrew Scott, posted Apr 20th 2010 11:45AM
Kyle Chandler'Friday Night Lights' may be coming to end, but it appears the game is far from over for star Kyle Chandler. According to reports, Chandler has received a "very lucrative offer" to star in the new Fox drama 'Terra Nova' from producers Steven Spielberg and Peter Chernin, about a family who travels back in time to the dinosaur age. The series is already expected to be picked up under a 13-episode order. In the meantime, fans can check out Chandler when 'FNL' season 4 premieres Fri., May 7 on NBC. (Watch the trailer here.) [Ausiello Files]

More casting news after the jump.

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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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Friday Night Lights, season four -- An early look

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Oct 28th 2009 12:02PM
Kyle Chandler as Eric Taylor in 'Friday Night Lights.'
Entering into its fourth season (and second since the NBC/DirecTV deal), Friday Night Lights is a show in transition on numerous levels. The high school football drama returns tonight to DirecTV's 101 Network at 9 p.m. ET (NBC won't air this season until next summer) and for fans of the show, it's an episode they've long been waiting for.

Ever since the season three finale, as Coach Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler) and his wife Tami (Connie Britton) stepped on to the East Dillon Lions decrepit football field, Eric's new home, the tension has been at an all time high in Dillon, Texas. How can Coach Taylor, a man whom many consider to be a high school football wunderkind, start from scratch with a team that doesn't even exist yet?

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New promo for Friday Night Lights

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Oct 11th 2009 1:36PM
With the return of Friday Night Lights right around the corner (it premieres on Wednesday, October 28, at 9PM on DirecTV's 101 Network), there's been a lot of talk about who's returning, who isn't, and just what the heck is gonna happen now that Eric (Kyle Chandler) is coaching the East Dillon Lions and not the Dillon Panthers anymore. There's been plenty of news, too, regarding new characters and how the good-bye arcs for favorites like Matt (Zach Gilford), Tyra (Adrianne Palicki), and Lyla (Minka Kelly) are going to play out

Well, DirecTV has finally released a short promo for the new season and guess what? Despite the fact that it features new footage (as opposed to a recycled season three montage), it gives us absolutely nothing.

But it is pretty damn cool to look at. The set up of a tornado-esque storm ripping apart Dillon and culminating in a rift across the football field while everyone just sort of casually watches and walks away is pretty poetic. You know what else would be poetic? Seeing Eric shove his fist down Joe McCoy's throat in the season four premiere. We can only hope.

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Emmy Wish List: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

by Hemal Jhaveri, posted Jul 14th 2009 4:30PM
Kyle Chandler in Friday Night LightsThis is a tough category to crack. It's saying a lot that the always fantastic Hugh Laurie has yet to win for House. That's how tough the competition is.

But, just like the Oscars have expanded to include 10 Best Picture nominees, I think we could make room for a few more actors on this particular ballot. There's definitely one person I want to see make the 2009 Emmy list: Kyle Chandler for Friday Night Lights.

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Greatest TV Dads

by AOL TV Staff, posted Jun 8th 2009 6:00AM
John GoodmanReal-life dads are sometimes preoccupied with their careers and distracted by life's many complications. Happily, on TV, all dads have plenty of quality time to share with their kids, while dispensing encouraging words and occasional tough love.

Maybe that's because TV dads never spend much time at work. (We're pretty sure everyone's fathers would sign up for that!) Step into the wonderful make-believe world where every day is Father's Day, and join us as we count down our 20 favorite TV dads.

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Friday Night Lights will be back ... for TWO more seasons

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 26th 2009 12:07PM
Friday Night LightsFans of Friday Night Lights who have been freaking out about the possibility that the show wasn't going to come back for another season can relax: the show is actually coming back for two more seasons.

To be precise, they're two 13-episode seasons. But that's a lot better than what the news was looking like just a few weeks ago. Michael Ausiello reports that the news will be announced "any day now." It confirms news that he broke a couple of weeks ago.

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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: Tami Knows Best

by Brett Love, posted Jan 24th 2009 3:30AM
Gaius Charles, Kyle Chandler - Friday Night Lights
(S03E02) That episode title gets right to the heart of one of the main stories this week. Although, perhaps it should have been followed by a question mark. The backlash from Tami's decision to nix the jumbotron, which we all knew was coming, started this week, and things don't look so good for our favorite principal. Meanwhile, Brian continued to search for Smash, Tyra went back to basics for her campaign, Tim and Lyla continued the vicious cycle, and we got a little peek into Matt Saracen's past. It all made for a very good hour of television.

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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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Friday Night Lights: The season so far, part 2

by Allison Waldman, posted Nov 24th 2008 1:13PM
Kyle C FridayThe best NBC drama currently in production hasn't been doing much to help the Nielsen ratings. That's because the show, Friday Night Lights, isn't being shown on NBC right now. Season three has been unspooling on DirecTV and after eight episodes, the award-winning series is in the midst of a top-notch season.

In fact, after somewhat coming off the rails last season with Landry and Tyra's murder plot, Riggins and Street in Mexico, and Matt's involvement with Grandma's nurse, this year's shows are focused, complex and definitely back on track.

That starts with Tami and Eric. Coach Taylor remains as coiled as ever, only now the pressure to succeed seems even more intense because of the emergence of J.D. McCoy, the phenom freshman quarterback. J.D.'s pushy father and personal quarterback coach tick Eric off, but he likes the kid and has demoted Matt in order to give the more talented player a chance.

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