or


[03/01/06 - 12:00 AM]
Texas Longhorn Head Football Coach Mack Brown to Appear in NBC Universal Television Studio's Pilot "Friday Night Lights"

[via press release from NBC]

TEXAS LONGHORN HEAD FOOTBALL COACH MACK BROWN TO APPEAR IN NBC UNIVERSAL TELEVISION STUDIO'S PILOT "FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS"

Universal City, CA (March 1, 2005) -- University of Texas Longhorns head football coach Mack Brown will appear in the television pilot "Friday Night Lights." The television pilot was written and is being directed by Peter Berg ("Friday Night Lights" the film, "The Rundown") for NBC.

"Coach Mack Brown embodies the spirit not only of football, but healthy sports competition in America. We're thrilled and honored to have him on our show," said Peter Berg.

Picking up on the themes of the film "Friday Night Lights," but set in the fictitious town of Dillon, TX in 2006, the television show centers on a small community where state championship rings are held to the highest respect. The town's promising high school football team, its star quarterback, and newly appointed head coach Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler, "Grey's Anatomy," "King Kong," "Early Edition") are destined to take them to the state. As they head into the football season, the entire team feels the pressure of the town's pride and honor riding on their shoulders. The pilot also stars Scott Porter (Jason Street), Gaius Charles (Brian "Smash" Williams), Zach Gilford (Matt Saracen), Minka Kelly (Lyla Garrity), Aimee Teegarden (Julie Taylor), Connie Britton (Tami Taylor), Tayler Kitsch (Tim Riggins), and Adrienne Paliki (Tyra Collette).

Brian Grazer ("Fun with Dick and Jane," "Cinderella Man," "A Beautiful Mind"), Peter Berg, Imagine Entertainment, NBC Universal Television Studio, and Film 44 are executive producers of this project.





  [march 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· EARLY EDITION (CBS)
· FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (DIRECTV)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)





[05/04/16 - 04:31 PM]
ABC Announces the Teams Competing on the "Battlebots: The Gears Awaken" Preview Special, Airing Tuesday, May 10
The epic robot-fighting tournament "BattleBots" is back for season two this summer on Thursday, June 23.

[05/04/16 - 04:00 PM]
GSN Celebrates Mother's Day with Special Mom-Themed Marathon of "Family Feud," Sunday, May 8
Each of the 10 specially selected half-hour shows features questions designed to remind viewers about the woman they love the most - their mom - on her special day.

[05/04/16 - 02:15 PM]
Seth MacFarlane to Create, Executive-Produce and Star in New Hour-Long, Live-Action Comedic Drama Series for FOX
Set 300 years in the future, the series follows the adventures of the Orville, a not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth's interstellar Fleet.

[05/04/16 - 02:11 PM]
Geniuses Face Off in an Intense Test of Knowledge and Stamina on the Season Premiere of ABC's "500 Questions"
The five-night event series concludes with a two-hour season finale on Wednesday, June 1.

[05/04/16 - 01:03 PM]
"Saturday Night Live" Returns in May with Three Back-to-Back Shows
Brie Larson (May 7), Drake (May 14) and Fred Armisen (May 21) will close out the show's season.

[05/04/16 - 01:01 PM]
Megyn Kelly to Sit Down with Laverne Cox during "MEGYN KELLY presents," Airing Tuesday, May 17, on FOX
As previously announced, the special also will feature Kelly's first extensive sit-down interview with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

[05/04/16 - 12:02 PM]
"Check It Out! With Dr. Steve Brule" Season 4 Premieres Friday, June 17th at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on Adult Swim
The new season will be followed by "Decker: Unclassified," starring Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington.

[05/04/16 - 12:00 PM]
Start Your Summer with an Animated Adventure During Freeform's "Funday" Weekend Programming Event on May 14 and 15
Experience college through Mike Wazowski's eye, whip up recipes with Remy, and cheer on Wreck-It Ralph and Aladdin as they attempt to prove themselves as heroes.

[05/04/16 - 11:57 AM]
GSN to Launch First Spinoff Series from "Skin Wars" Franchise; "Skin Wars: Fresh Paint" Debuts Wednesday, June 15 at 10PM ET/PT
The series features three of "Skin Wars" top former contestants who mentor six new, highly accomplished artists each week.

[05/04/16 - 10:49 AM]
National Geographic Launches a Covert Investigation Into the Disappearance of Adventurer Cody Dial in Riveting True-Crime Series, "Missing Dial"
The six-part series launches Sunday, May 22 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[05/04/16 - 10:25 AM]
Valerie Bertinelli Entertains Friends & Family on the Return of "Valerie's Home Cooking"
Valerie is back in the kitchen sharing her tips for easy-to-make, delicious dishes and homemade recipes, adding her own signature touches and flavor along the way.

[05/04/16 - 10:08 AM]
TNT Teams Up with E4 on "Foreign Bodies"
The series is the story of a motley gang of travellers embarking on a three-month trip around Asia.

[05/04/16 - 10:01 AM]
2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Champion Abby Wambach Joins ESPN
Wambach will cover international sporting events for the network later this summer at the UEFA European Football Championship 2016 in France and 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

[05/04/16 - 09:39 AM]
E! Announces Four New Unscripted Series as the Pop Culture Powerhouse Continues to Expand on Successful Primetime Slate
Highlights include a spin-off of hit franchise "WAGS" (Wives and Girlfriends of Sports Stars) set against the sunny, sexy backdrop of South Florida.

[05/04/16 - 09:34 AM]
Netflix Celebrates "Marseille"
In advance of the series launch on May 5, Netflix surprised the residents of Marseille today in true Hollywood fashion when a french twist of the original "Hollywood" sign was erected to overlook the city.