Producer/director/actor Peter Berg, who brought Friday Night Lights to television and will direct the big-screen continuation of the series, says he will reprise his role as real estate mogul – and Tami Taylor’s ex-boyfriend – Mo McArnold. Berg told Digital Spy that the character, who appeared in the second-season episode “May the Best Man Win,” will be “madder and richer than ever.” The Berg-directed Battleship, the big-budget action film based on the popular board game, hits theaters May 18. The film also stars FNL alum Taylor Kitsch. Fans of the series still have an opportunity to own a piece of Friday Night Lights by bidding on wardrobe items worn on-screen by the cast. Current auctions include wardrobe items from Kyle Chandler (who plays Coach Taylor), Aimee Teegarden (Julie Taylor), Jesse Plemons (who pays Landry Clarke) and many more! Click here to see all of the Friday Night Lights auctions and place your bid today!
Everybody loves a wedding episode, but there was so much turmoil during the Friday Night Lights third-season finale “Tomorrow Blues” that the marriage of Billy and Mindy was just one part of the story. In fact, the biggest moment for fans came during the wedding – and it wasn’t when the groom kissed the bride. The wedding is where Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler) learns that he would no longer be coaching the Dillon Panthers. For fans of the series, VIP Fan Auctions has an amazing opportunity to make you feel as if you were on the FNL set when you heard that Wade Aikman was taking over the coach’s job – the site is offering one of the screen-worn cowboy groomsman suits featured in the episode. The suit is the genuine article – and certain to create a stir if you decide to wear it out for a night on the town. Check out the details by clicking here and place your bid on this piece of Friday Night Lights history today!
“We’re not done with Friday Night Lights,” executive producer Peter Berg told MTV News earlier this month. He explained that the script for a new Friday Night Lights film by FNL executive producer Jason Katims is nearly complete, and Berg (who will direct the film) indicated that one storyline would see Coach Eric Taylor (played by Kyle Chandler) mirror the headline-grabbing story of former Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach.
“[Katims] has come up with a really great storyline that parallels what happened to Mike Leach, one of my heroes, a coach at Texas Tech who was unjustly fired and unjustly accused of mistreating a player with a concussion, which was proven to not have been the case. He’s now at Washington State getting ready for what I think will be a great redemption story,” Berg told MTV. “It would be critical that we get Kyle (Chandler) and Connie (Britton) [onboard for the film] — we anchored the show around them — and then bring in Riggins, Tyra, Lyla and all other characters as we could get them. But the idea is to really revolve it around the coach.”
Leach appeared in a 2009 FNL episode “After the Fall,” in which he delivered a pep talk to Coach Taylor.
J.D. McCoy’s (Jeremy Sumpter) Dillon Panthers letterman’s jacket worn on-screen in multiple episodes of Friday Night Lights’ third season is on the auction block at VIP Fan Auctions. The freshman quarterback with the varsity arm created a bit of a stir when he was named the starter, but it was not nearly as big a shake-up as McCoy’s high-powered father would make by getting his son’s personal coach to take over for Eric Taylor at the helm of the Dillon football program – and leading the Taylor’s move to East Dillon. While fans of Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler) probably aren’t fans of the McCoy family, any Friday Night Lights fan would love to own this genuine Panthers jacket. Check it out by clicking here, and view other FNL props and wardrobe items at VIP Fan Auctions.
Friday Night Lights’ Gaius Charles (who played Brian “Smash” Williams during seasons one through three) will appear on ABC’s Pan Am tomorrow night (Sunday, Nov. 6) flying to New York on leave from the Navy. When he goes on a date with one of the Pan Am flight attendants, the pair experience some interracial tension (the series is set during the Civil Rights movement). Check out the actor’s take on the appearance on YouTube. And don’t miss out on your opportunity to own a screen-worn wardrobe item from your favorite characters on Friday night lights as their careers continue to heat up both in film and television. Check out the wardrobe items – including those worn by Coach Taylor, Tim Riggins, Lyla Garrity, Tami Taylor and more – while they last – at VIP Fan Auctions’ FNL page.
While promoting her new web series, Aim High, in which Aimee Teegarden plays a high school rocker (pictured above), the former Friday Night Lights cast member chatted with Colliderabout how the series impacted her life: “I grew up on Friday Night Lights. I was living in Austin for the show, and I love the city of Austin and the music scene. The people are so great there. So, it’s a brand new chapter, growing up into my adult life and moving back to California and starting over, in a certain sense. But, it’s been so much fun. Going to the Emmys and seeing Kyle [Chandler] and Jason [Katims] win was just phenomenal.” Check out the actress’s – and otherFriday Night Lightscast members’ – screen-worn wardrobe items available atVIP Fan Auctionstoday!
Friday Night Lights star Kyle Chandler, who played Coach Eric Taylor for five exceptional seasons, was (finally) recognized for his work the Emmy for Outstanding lead Actor in a Drama. “I knew for a fact that I would not be standing here, so I did not worry about writing anything and now I’m starting to worry,” he joked. He thanked the cast and crew as well as the people of Austin, Texas, “who welcomed us into their home and filled those stadiums and brought the show to life while we were there.” FNL executive producer Jason Katims also won an Emmy for best writing in the drama category, ending his acceptance speech with “Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose.” And now you can own a piece of Emmy winner Kyle Chandler’s screen-worn wardrobe items at VIP Fan Auctions, including one of the coach’s polo shirts as well as numerous items worn by other cast members – check out the selection of Friday Night Lights wardrobe items and place your bid today!
Kyle Chander, the actor who played Coach Eric Taylor for five stellar seasons on Friday Night Lights, is lending his time and talent to support Texas volunteer fire department, which have been drained by a season of intense drought and wildfires. The actor recently taped a series of “We Care” public service announcements that will begin airing this fall to help raise money for – and encourage participation in – volunteer fire departments. “Kyle is stepping up in a big way to help raise funds and awareness for volunteer fire departments all across our state,” says Chris Barron, Executive Director of the State Firemen’s and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas. “We’re thrilled to have the added star power to draw additional attention to a critical cause.” If you’re a fan of Kyle Chandler, you might also want to check out the East Dillon Lions Football tee-shirt the actor wore on-screen – it’s available for auction at VIP Fan Clubs. The site also has wardrobe items worn on the series by other cast members, including Connie Britton, Taylor Kitsch, Minka Kelly and many others in the Friday Night Lights section of VIP Fan Auctions!
If the end of Friday Night Lights left a void in your television-watching heart, there’s still a little more to see – sort of. An Easter egg hidden on the fifth season DVD reveals an alternate ending to the series finale. Entertainment Weekly reports that a farewell speech by Coach Taylor (played by Kyle Chandler) was originally planned to play over the final minutes showing where the main characters’ lives took them (the voiceover was ultimately replaced by the song “Devil Knows You’re Dead.”) To access the alternate ending, go to the menu screen on the Season 5 DVD, turn the commentary off, and then select the football that appears. Of course, you can also keep a piece of Friday Night Lights for yourself – literally. Check out the Dillon Panthers and East Dillon Lions gear (and other outfits) actually worn on-screen by cast members Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Adrianne Palicki, Taylor Kitsch and more at VIP Fan Auctions.