Call it a cult favorite, if football dramas can be looped into that category. It’s fitting that “Friday Night Lights” fans are as devoted as sports fans, since the show centers around a small Texas town’s high school football team. During his time at NBC, it was Ben Silverman who had a hand in the decision to allow the show to continue running for a fifth season. The first episode of that fifth and final season begins on Friday, April 15.
Ben Silverman’s choice to extend the show will keep diehard fans happy for some time—until the season ends, at least. What’s in store for the Texas crew? Since the premiere date was announced in early February, blogs have been buzzing with plot projections. Will the cast remain the same? Will the Riggins brothers sort their lives out? Will the Dillion Panthers be victorious once again? Stay tuned.