Produced by NBCUniversal, Friday Night Lights premiered on October 3, 2006, and aired for two seasons on NBC.
Although the show had garnered critical acclaim and passionate fans, the series suffered low ratings and was in danger of cancellation after the second season.
To save the series, NBC struck a deal with Direc TV to co-produce three more seasons; each subsequent season premiered on Direc TV's 101 Network, with NBC rebroadcasts a few months later.
it was a critical success, lauded for its realistic portrayal of Middle America and deep exploration of its central characters.
Berg was at the game when this accident occurred; he was profoundly affected by Edwards' injury and how it overturned his life. While relying on a script each week, the producers decided at the outset to allow the cast leeway in what they said and did on the show.
Their decisions could affect the delivery of their lines and the blocking of each scene.
Some of the scenes were filmed at Texas School for the Deaf.
The series' primary setting, Dillon, is a small, close-knit community in rural Texas.
When you look at a picture of a young Marlon Brando, you know just by looking at him that he's straight. It's none of my business but since you posed this question, he seems very good at hiding his personal life and who he dates but he did date model Jessica White. No one knows for sure who is gay and who is straight except the people in question, really.
Only that person knows for sure what is in their own hearts.
Creating a TV series, particularly one based on fictional characters, allowed him to address many of those elements in-depth.
He decided to set the series in a fictional town of Dillon, Texas, with some characteristics of Odessa. Berg deliberately carried elements from the film to the series, particularly for the pilot, which was closely related to the film.