Kyle's Career Filmstrip: TV Series and Movies

Dec 31, 2009

The Philadelphia Inquirer (wire story)

Dave on Demand ...


5. "Friday Night Lights." The rare TV show that is better than the film it's based on. A powerfully moving and involving depiction of small-town Texas. The fact that Kyle Chandler has never won - or even been nominated for - an Emmy as Coach Taylor is a crying shame.

True, but we're beyond the crying shame and into sending out positive vibes for much deserved major industry awards and continued recognition in 2010 and 2011 for Kyle, cast, and crew.

Dec 27, 2009

Best TV Shows of 2009

"The past 12 months have offered an enormous array of exhilarating or challenging television, and this list only offers a small indication of how rich the bounty was this year. You'll no doubt disagree with some of my choices - the point of lists, I often think, is to provoke lively debate. But I'm grateful that we have so much to argue about.

Friday Night Lights

Few shows are more skilled at using silence. FNL recognises that sometimes words aren't necessary and that life's big truths are often too hard to articulate anyway. During this time of economic uncertainty, innovative financing - via a partnership between DirectTV and NBC - means there will be five seasons of this small-town drama. Thus Friday Night Lights is not only a miracle of organic film-making and acting, it's a symbol of hope for the future of TV."

Here, here!

Dec 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

We at Kyle Chandler Central just wanted to take a moment and wish you all a very Merry Christmas. It's been another interesting year in the world. Let's hope 2010 brings us one step closer to peace, good health and MORE PROJECTS FOR KYLE.

Have a good one.


Some Texas Love ...

"In a crazy year marked by change, economic hardship and uncertainty, television didn't teeter. It delivered some of the most creative and compelling shows of the decade.

Strong dramas saw characters leaving comfort zones and forced to start over; in the process, they became even stronger ...

"Friday Night Lights" (DirecTV's 101 Network/NBC): Texas is always getting a bum rap on TV, but this is one depiction that does the state proud. The fourth season is all about change, transition, starting over. Some beloved young characters left; other high school grads remained, but are unsure of where their future lay. New faces entered and made you care in no time flat. Coach Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler) started a new football team from scratch in a school that not only was much poorer economically, but full of racial strife. The results have been superlative drama. Each time I take in one of those scenes, full of faltering speech and long silences, the tears flow. "Friday Night Lights" — which was picked up not just for a fourth, but a fifth season, thanks to the economic hand extended by DirecTV — is the main reason I keep hugging my satellite, refusing to let it go."

Taking nothing away from Texas, this show does the nation proud.

18 TV Actors Who Truly Standout

Every television critic I know is making both end-of-year and end-of-decade lists. Although we have many different takes on what happened this year and in the last 10, there does seem to be one consistency: We each make what amounts to an improbable list. This is mine.

This one focuses on actors. Here are 18 actors who truly stand out, plus one full cast.

•Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, “Friday Night Lights,” NBC. Still one of the best portrayals of marriage on television.

Merry Christmas!

Dec 24, 2009

Morrow TV: Top 10 TV Series of 2009

(Look what's ranked number 1!)

The best series of 2009:

1. "Friday Night Lights." (DirecTV). This drama about a small Texas town's obsession with high school football weathered the awkward transitions of cast departures and changing story directions superbly. Whether it was the coming-of-age tales from favorite characters seeking their paths after graduation or the coach swimming with local sharks, "Lights" has never shined brighter. Somebody give this worthy series Emmy love already. (NBC will air these episodes, the fourth season, during the summer of 2010.

Dec 23, 2009

Deconstructing the Decade

Zap2it Rick's Favorite Episodes of the Decade:

"Mud Bowl" ("Friday Night Lights")

The first season of "Friday Night Lights" may have been among the most beautifully executed seasons on all of television in the '00s (and certainly on network TV). "Mud Bowl" was the show at its best, both for the football side of things -- after a chemical spill shuts down the school, Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler) moves a key playoff game to a cow pasture, and we get a ton of great game action -- and the personal stories the show does so well: Tyra (Adrianne Palicki) fighting off her attacker, Coach and Tami (Connie Britton) getting frisky in the pasture a couple days before the game. Just a brilliant episode.

We love Mud Bowl. But please check out Season 4 ... it is on par with Season 1.

Dec 22, 2009

ESPN: TMQ's Twelve Days of Christmas

"Friday Night Lights" Update: ... "The new season is of high quality, recapturing the slice-of-life essence that made the first season such a success. "Friday Night Lights" is the best television show ever about sports; it's the best television show ever about typical American life; beyond that, it's simply the best show on television."

(Warning: Season 4 spoilers are included in the linked article, but we'll not post them here.)

We couldn't have said it any better ourselves.

Dec 21, 2009

The Best TV of 2009

... "Yes, this year, bad TV was still bad. But good TV? Good TV was smart and weird and hilarious and fun and provocative -- remarkably so. This year, TV overachieved, and instead of one or two quirky, original, suspenseful, strange shows, we had about 15 of them. If that sounds like an exaggeration, well, maybe you're watching the wrong stuff.

6. "Friday Night Lights"

Instead of keeping its high school graduates around indefinitely, all of them becoming general managers at Applebee's, doomed to comp Coach Taylor's (Kyle Chandler) barbecue rib platters until the end of time, the show's writers wisely chose to send these kids off into the world on their own. A third season dominated by long goodbyes should've been an intolerable, uneven mess, but "Friday Night Lights" milked every moment for all it was worth, and in so doing, sent Smash Williams (Gaius Charles), Jason Street (Scott Porter), Lyla Garrity (Minka Kelly) and the others off in style. Only Riggins (Taylor Kitsch) and Matt Saracen (Zach Gilford) remained in the show's fourth season this fall on DirecTV (the show will air on NBC in 2010), but the writers have wisely taken their time to weave new characters into the mix. Coach Taylor's new gig at East Dillon High has proved a rich and necessary source of story lines. While the "bad boy gets drunk and reckless" plot is probably repeated a little bit too often, ultimately the emotional impact of "Friday Night Lights" remains as strong as ever, most recently evidenced by an unexpected major turn in Matt Saracen's life that led to the show's strongest episode this season. Although its odd on-air schedule makes it challenging to write about "Friday Night Lights" in anything but veiled terms (to avoid spoiling it for those who'll eventually watch it on NBC), thank the good lord that DirecTV and NBC found a way to keep this sweet, humble, yet utterly original drama on the air for as long as they have, because, in its best moments, "Friday Night Lights" is simply transcendent."

Here's to ending 2009 on a VERY positive note.

Dec 16, 2009

Pure Country is Headed for Broadway

Producers Randall L. Wreghitt, Chris Presley and Ellen Rusconi announced today that Warren Carlyle, the director/choreographer of the current acclaimed Broadway revival of Finian's Rainbow, has joined the creative team of the Broadway-bound musical PURE COUNTRY. Carlyle will handle Musical Staging and Choreography. Based on the hit movie of the same name, PURE COUNTRY is on track to have its Broadway premiere as part of the 2010/2011 Season.

PURE COUNTRY is based on the 1992 Warner Brothers' film of the same name, written by Rex McGee and directed by Christopher Cain. It starred George Strait (in his film debut), Lesley Ann Warren, Kyle Chandler and Rory Calhoun (in his final film appearance). The soundtrack went to #1 on the U.S. Country Album Chart and spawned two #1 Country singles, "Heartland" and "I Cross My Heart." Both songs were written and co-produced by Steven Dorff, the composer of the musical, and are included in Dorff's otherwise new and original score for the musical PURE COUNTRY.

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Golden Globes: Upsets and Oversights

... The Golden Globe TV nominations are always a mishmash of the predictable and the weird. For every unsurprising 30 Rock nod, there's one that makes us scratch out heads in confusion. (Hello, Cougar Town.) But even as the Globes surprise us with its strange choices, the awards can still miss out on some shows deserving of recognition. Take a look at the upsets and oversights of the 2010 Golden Globe TV nominations.

* Friday Night Lights Fumbles

What will it take for the major awards shows to finally recognize one of the best dramas on television? Friday Night Lights is well written, well acted and it makes us cry at least 10 times a season. Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton were both shut out of the acting categories, despite their subtle, nuanced performances, and, most shocking, even Zach Gilford didn't get recognized for his incredible portrayal of Matt Saracen.

This representative GG's article pretty much echoes our sentiments. A GG omission for Friday Night Lights, its phenom cast, writers, and crew does not diminish one iota its other recent awards and nominations for its memorable fourth season.

Dec 14, 2009

Writer's Guild of America Nominates FNLs

The 2010 nominations from the WGA are in, and Friday Night Lights is one of five dramas honored.

This week's nominations and 'best of' press have been a great start for 2010! Congratulations to all.

Dec 13, 2009

Hot Off The Wire - AFI Awards

As Reported by the LA Times:

The AFI Awards 2009 is an almanac that records the year’s “most outstanding achievements in film and television,” according to the organization. The AFI awards honor the creative ensembles in front of and behind the cameras.

... On the small-screen side, “The Big Bang Theory,” “Big Love,” “Friday Night Lights,” “Glee,” “Mad Men,” “Modern Family,” “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Party Down” and “True Blood” were chosen as the best of 2009.

... Television jurors included writer-producer Neal Baer, Brian Lowry of Variety, writer-producer David Milch, actress CCH Pounder and John Shaffner, president of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

AFI will honor the creative ensembles at an invitation-only luncheon at the Four Seasons in Los Angeles on Jan. 15.

More coming ...

Dec 11, 2009

Best in the 00's in TV: Best Dramas

TV with Alan Sepinwall, NJ Star Ledger:

"Friday Night Lights" (NBC & DTV The 101 Network, 2006-present): "This is not just about football," Texas high school coach Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler) told one of his players in a recent episode. That’s a mission statement for the series, which is about community, and family, and race, and love as much as it’s about pigskin. Few shows are as willing to so directly confront the emotions of its characters, aided by central performances — as one of TV’s most realistic and loving couples — from Chandler and Connie Britton. Every week it travels to a desperate, desolate West Texas town and finds untold beauty and strength in the people who live there.

What's so nice about this "Best Of" is that it provides clips for each show, including some of FNL's finest.

Dec 10, 2009

Variety: Top 10 TV Shows of the Decade

3. Friday Night Lights

Sometimes television gems come along when you least expect them. NBC might have fumbled the marketing opportunities when “Friday Night Lights” first came on the air a few years back, but the few fans who watched realized they were witnessing greatness. And they still are. Thanks to DirecTV and the fans at NBC who keep the show on the air , audiences have come to love everything about the citizens of Dillon, Texas — its students, coaches, administrators and, most of all, the families that make it home. How Kyle Chandler has not won an Emmy, much not even nominated, is a prime time disgrace.


Winnipeg Free Press: FNLs in Ten Top TV Shows of Decade

"Friday Night Lights" (started 2006) - Perhaps nowhere did America seem more real in the past decade than in Dillon, Texas, where residents confronted the Iraq war, racism and unemployment as they cheered on their beloved Panthers. The documentary style of "FNL" offered up a startling authenticity, transporting viewers to pungent locker rooms, rundown houses and the local Applebee's. But it was the superb cast that elevated this hour-long drama into something truly special. Zach Gilford was a marvel as gawky rookie quarterback Matt Saracen, while Kyle Chandler, as coach Eric Taylor, could convey volumes with a single exasperated look. And his relationship with wife Tami (Connie Britton) gave us one of the most realistic marriages ever portrayed on TV.

And the accolades keep on coming!

Dec 8, 2009

Newsweek's 10 Best TV Dramas

Friday Night Lights Makes the List at No. 8:

Friday Night Lights is the unlikeliest great drama of the aughts. It’s a network drama, for one, in a decade that saw cable networks dwarf the quality and ambition of network television. It’s set in high school, and it’s about a football team, factors that would also seem to limit its appeal. But like the other dramas on this list, Friday Night Lights defied the limitations of its premise by creating an authentic world. In Dillon, Texas, nothing is more important than high-school football, and so its players are saddled with enormous responsibility and pressure, all while dealing with the doubt, anxiety, and awkwardness that come with being a teenager. Add in the nuanced Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler) and his wife, Tami (Connie Britton), and you had a show that parents and kids could genuinely watch together and all feel like they were being spoken to at their level.

Definition of "nuanced," according to Mirriam-Webster Dictionary:


1 : a subtle distinction or variation
2 : a subtle quality : nicety
3 : sensibility to, awareness of, or ability to express delicate shadings (as of meaning, feeling, or value).

Yes, that's Kyle Chandler!

Dec 4, 2009

How Will NBC Change Under Comcast Ownership?

A bunch of scenarios are explored in this article, and the future of Friday Night Lights was specifically addressed. The article outlines ...

Some possible changes to look out for:

A second chance for 'Friday Night Lights.' Comcast might have secondary motives for giving 'Friday Night Lights' another shot besides their interest in sports programming: for the last several months, the company has been feuding with DirecTV over that distributor's refusal to agree to a rate increase for carrying the Versus network. Since 'Friday Night Lights' has been airing on DirecTV's The 101 Network for the last two seasons, Comcast may decide it can find a better address for the acclaimed series -- back on prime time where it belongs.

Nothing would make us Kyle fans happier, so long as the network promotes the show for both ratings and long overlooked (and overdue) industry awards. Simply THE best show on television today ... and as Coach Taylor is the heart of the show, Kyle Chandler's portrayal is a huge reason why.

Dec 2, 2009

FNLs Makes Top Ten Shows of the Decade

BoD: Best TV Series [Top 10]

It’s been one hell of a decade for television. The past 10 years saw the explosion of reality programming, the rise of cable and the deterioration of NBC.

With an embarrassment of riches to choose from, we decided to rank the top 10 programs and then separate the next 40 in four distinct tiers of descending quality.

We also picked programs based on their representational value for the decade. So you won’t see the likes of “Buffy,” “Friends,” “The X-Files” or “Dawson’s Creek” on this list because they’re clearly “’90s shows.”

8. “Friday Night Lights”: The football-crazy small town setting of Dillon, Texas, is so fully and perfectly realized that it renders story developments that would seem schmaltzy on other, lesser shows genuinely powerful. Anchored by the brilliant performances of Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton, “FNL” proves quality can triumph over poor ratings and an inexplicable lack of awards.

We whole-heartedly agree!

No Dry Eyes In Dillon

(Warning: There are spoilers in this post, but we'll not be posting them here. The link below; however, provides the full article including the spoilers.)

The Daily Review
By Matt Roush

It’s a natural impulse after screening an outstanding episode of a favorite show to want to shout about it long and loud. But Friday Night Lights in its current situation presents a special challenge. A significant number of this enduring show’s fans don’t have access to it during its exclusive DirecTV run—which continues in season 4 through Feb. 10—and will have to wait until NBC decides to air the new episodes (which may not be until the season is over, possibly in summer, since we know how cluttered with hits NBC’s current schedule is).

All of which makes writing about anything that happens this season something of a perpetual “spoiler alert” for much of the fan base. And yet.

As anyone familiar with this show knows, every so often during a season an episode comes along of such wrenching emotional power that it must be cheered, saluted, embraced, acclaimed. This week’s episode, “The Son,” is just such a standout. Without going deep into its story content so as not to spoil it, let’s just say this is the best work Zach Gilford has done as long-suffering Matt Saracen since season 2’s meltdown in “Leave No Man Behind” (when Eric tossed him in the shower and Matt came clean about his feelings of abandonment).

... At the very least, this is another reminder of how maddening it is that actors who are making the most of their roles of a lifetime like Gilford, Chandler, and Britton have been so unfairly ignored at awards time. (You’d think SAG might take notice.) Still, what a miracle that this show is still around to work its magic, this week with maximum impact.

Kyle Chandler's Grey's Anatomy Role Still Memorable

BoD: Top Eps from Shows Outside the Top 50

By Cory Barker and Adam Lukach

Tomorrow, we bring you our top 50 television programs of the decade, but there are obviously a number of good ones that didn’t quite make the list for various reasons. So here are 20 programs you won’t find on our list tomorrow and just to spice it up, we’ve included the best episode of each. Hopefully, this list gives you an indication of what did make our top 50 – and maybe even angers you a little bit.

“Grey’s Anatomy,” “It’s the End of the World” [Part One] “As We Know It” [Part Two]

The decade’s most popular medical drama was simply toiling away on Sunday nights before ABC gave it the post-Super Bowl slot in 2006. This one had a ridiculous premise – guy with a piece of homemade ammunition inside him – but thanks to powerhouse performances from Ellen Pompeo and guest star Kyle Chandler, this was the moment that hooked a slew of viewers to Shonda Rhimes’ brand of quirky, melodramatic writing.

To which we concur: Wow. And what a performance!

Nov 16, 2009

Kyle Chandler & Connie Britton Visit Our Troops

"Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose" in real life.

(WARNING: Contains spoiler.)

"It is an honor to meet these guys," Mr. Chandler said. "Being here gives us a chance to say thank you personally to individual Soldiers and also, hopefully representing the people around us in our communities, to let them know that there are people out there thinking about them."

"Friday Night Lights," based on the book and movie by the same title, is a critically-acclaimed show about a fictional Texas high school football team. The show uses a small-town backdrop to address issues facing modern America, and this upcoming season will include a link to American military members.

There will be a military storyline on the current season of the show, Ms. Britton said. "It's a really powerful couple of episodes. We will have a military funeral on our show this season, and it is a family member of one of our cast members in the show."

Ms. Britton said she hopes "Friday Night Lights" might lift wounded warriors' spirits.

This is awesome.

Nov 11, 2009

Eric Taylor: Strong Side/Weak Side

Oh, my gosh. The Onion actually did a Strong Side/Weak Side for Coach Taylor!

Although done in late October, this is so awesome and funny that we're posting it now. Check it out ...

Some Shows Need To Know When To Quit ...

"... But then there is Friday Night Lights."

This review from the Tufts Daily sings the praises of Friday Night Lights. But even more than that, it joins the growing mantra among the Press and the critics ... Both Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton are Emmy worthy for their performances of Coach Taylor and his wife, Tami, together or apart. In fact, this article refers to the oversight as 'a crime."

"The performances, as always, are terrific, especially since the show features so many young actors. Chandler and Britton lead the way as the seasoned veterans, never failing to ignite every scene they are in — together or apart. Chandler is equally adept at playing the tough but respectable coach and the loving husband, and Britton plays wife, mother and skillful school politician flawlessly. The couple’s chemistry is immediately apparent. Their on-screen marriage is realistic and a model of maturity. It is a crime that neither has been nominated for, let alone won, an Emmy award."

We couldn't agree more!

Nov 10, 2009

Kyle Chandler & Brad Leland Talk Golf, Etc.

Here's a great article:

Kyle Chandler & Brad Leland talk golf, charity, and easy going Austin fans of Friday Night Lights.

"Beyond the Lights Celebrity Golf Classic, which lit up the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa the past two years, while raising money for Gridiron Heroes and the Buoniconti Fund is slated for a third year on May 14 and 15, 2010."

Love it!

Nov 5, 2009

TV Guide Hollywood 411

Here's a video interview with the cast of Friday Night Light from Austin. (Contains a mild spoiler.)

Looks like they know how to have lots of fun on the set!

Oct 28, 2009

Time: Coach Taylor is an Actual Hero

This Friday Night Lights article is so worth pulling out of the multitude of great press for some special attention:,8599,1932782,00.html

(Kyle Chandler, we hope you are in a position today to enjoy the much deserved praise being directed your way in the press, as well as to cast, writers, and crew.)

Oct 27, 2009

Kyle Chandler/Peter Berg Interview

Amazing. Lots and lots more press. For the 2nd time in a week, the Los Angeles Times focuses on the Season 4 premiere of Friday Night Lights, this time with an interview from both Kyle Chandler and Peter Berg. While the link below contains some spoilers, the interviews touch upon the frustration and uncertainty that went on at the end of last season (before the series was renewed for two more seasons) and gives uncanny insight into the story-telling of the uncertainty of the family life of a high school football coach. It also tells a story of how the struggle for the show's survival over the past 3 years parallels that of the survival of the Coach's job.

Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose.

Oct 25, 2009

Fantastic Press

Hey KyleFans,

I can't remember the last time there were this many great articles about FNL in one week. See our Press and Fellow Fans sections for the latest. It seems like just yesterday I was ringing my hands, wondering how I would wait so long so see Dillon again.

Those of you in Texas who are fortunate enough to live near the action - let us know what the locals in your area are saying about the show, the upcoming season and of course, KYLE.

Could our eyes be any clearer?
Could our hearts be any fuller?
With 2 seasons promised to us, We CANNOT lose!

Get Fired Up!

Oct 19, 2009

Associated Press via LA Times

Michael Muller, Associated Press writes:

"If you don't have it, find someone with DirecTV, turn to Channel 101 at 9 p.m. and indulge in one of the best series on TV. As a colleague describes it, the fourth season, via the previews, appears to have undergone a fantastical Guillermo del Toro-style makeover."

He follows it up with a picture of Kyle Chandler as Coach Eric Taylor, and a FNL spoiler.,0,4811041.photogallery

Sep 25, 2009

A New Nod to Early Edition

In this review of the new show, Flash Forward, there's a very nice nod to its predecessor, Early Edition starring KC:


Sep 22, 2009

Some More Kyle and Connie Love

An interesting perspective on the current status of movies and television. According to the author,

"It’s not so much that I prefer television to film, but rather that I think the gap in quality is shrinking to the point of non-existence."

"Think about the greatest performances you’ve seen in a movie theater in the past few years; perhaps you’re thinking of Daniel Day-Lewis (greatest living actor) in There Will Be Blood or Meryl Streep in Doubt or Matt Damon in The Good Shepherd. As great as I think those performances are, I think equally highly – if not more so - of Jon Hamm as Don Draper in Mad Men or Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton as Coach and Tami Taylor in Friday Night Lights or Mary-Louise Parker as Nancy Botwin in Weeds or Michael C. Hall in Dexter."

We concur. Friday Night Lights is the best show on television, today ... and it's no secret why.

E-online Spoiler Chat - Connie Britton

Along with many other shows (that has some spoilers) ...

Connie Britton checked in to talk about her onscreen relationship with Kyle Chandler, without giving any FNLs spoilers. :)

P.S. We're working on getting some more FNL dish for you guys soon, so if you have specific Q's, please hit up

Who Wears Purple Best

Alzheimer News 9/21/2009

Celebrities vie for “Who Wears Purple Best?” title to raise awareness of new global prevalence on World Alzheimer’s Day

More than 60 celebrities from entertainment, sports and media are committed to being Alzheimer’s Association Champions and encouraging people to help raise awareness and funds.The extensive roster of celebrities includes Bradley Cooper, Soleil Moon Frye, Melina Kanakaredes, Seth Rogen, Peter Gallagher, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Bryant Gumbel, Olympia Dukakis, Terrell Owens, Kyle Chandler, David Hyde Pierce, Victor Garber, and more.

Mike Leach on Friday Night Lights

There have been several articles in the past couple of days. This is is now making the mainstream press, so it's okay to post and no real spoilers here. :)

Can't wait to see the scene! <3

Best Football Squad in History of the World

A tongue in cheek attempt for putting together the "best football squad in the history of the world," using the following rules:

1. No real or famous people who were portrayed in movies (like Gale Sayers in Brian's Song, for example). We can, however, use characters from shows or movies based upon a true story -- like Friday Night Lights or Remember the Titans.

2. No "bad guys," meaning we're only using players from the protagonist teams.

3. Personality and talent are equally weighed. Sure, we want a good football team, but this is entertainment. If someone is oozing charisma -- such as our starting fullback -- he's always going to get the nod over a boring character with more talent.

Luckily for us, Coach Taylor and some of the Panthers are mentioned along with other football characters held in very high esteem.

Sheldon Loves Friday Night Lights!

Jim Parsons of The Big Bang Theory, recently nominated for an Emmy for his role, sings the praises of Friday Night Lights.

As a Texas native, he praises its ability to capture life in Texas.

Sep 19, 2009

Web Buzz

Hey Friends,

The web is abuzz with FNL today. Six fellow bloggers have mentioned the serious lack of Emmy love towards our beloved show. You can read them all in our "Fellow Fans" section, below.

Also an article in today's Boston Globe. Get it here:


Sep 18, 2009

FNL Among 15 Must Watch

Hey All,

Kyle's #1 Newspaper, the Chicago Tribune, decided to mention FNL s one of there 15 Must Watch Shows. YEAH!!!

You can check it out here:,0,4436088.photogallery


Sep 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Kyle!

Everyone here at is wishing you a joyous day and a year full of much laughter and happiness. You are one of those lucky people who becomes more distinguished as time goes by. We're looking forward to seeing what roles you take on and watching your career continue to grow and flourish.

All the best to you.

Sep 14, 2009


IMDB lists "Morning" as being in post production, but all other details are very scarce. Does anyone have any information on this film? If so, please let us know. We'd love to hear more about it.


Sep 11, 2009

September 11, 2009

Live as if you were to die tomorrow.
Learn as if you were to live forever.
Mahatma Ghandi

Sep 9, 2009

Back-to-School Means Back to COOL!

There's something great about this time of year, right?

It may be (or may not) be calm in your household, but over in Dillon things are no doubt in a frenzy. When I think about the fact that FNL is filming again, the characters sort of come alive to me. No, I'm not crazy, I just wonder what the future will bring for the Taylors.

So many questions. This may seem cryptic but I'm protecting our KyleFans from other countries who are way behind due to syndication.

1) Will Coach be able to adjust to the hand he has been dealt?

2) Will his new rival be sportsmanlike, or are we going to get to see another locker room wall slam?

3) Are you looking forward to meeting some new characters that will undoubtedly surface?

Let us know what you think!

Jun 30, 2009

Who's In the Game?

MSNBC has the skinny on the next 2 seasons and who will stay on the playing field. (Even though this will be a field on the other side of the tracks.)

I cannot picture FNL without Tyra (SOB) but we all know that I seemed to be the only person in the history of the show who enjoyed the Season 2 Tyra/Landry drama, so that stands to reason.

I'm sure the boys appreciate Lyla but I feel the sting of impending caveties in all her scenes so that's my take on that...

Check it out at:

Jun 23, 2009

Will Two More Seasons Be Enough?

Our friend in all things TV, the guru David Ausiello, scored an interview with Connie Britton recently. Check it out:

Also, the LA Times has written about why FNL just cannot seem to score an Emmy. Check it out here:

Jun 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day Kyle!

Apparantly we're not the only ones who think Kyle takes the cake as one of TV's sexiest Dads.

The genuises at TV Guide feel the same way.

Take a look:

Way to go Kyle!

Jun 18, 2009

Marvellous "Morning"

Hey Kyle Fans,

Sounds like Kyle has been spending his summer hiatus flexing his acting muscle once again. I have no details (yet) on the name or scope of his character, but with co-stars like Jeanne Tripplehorn and Laura Linney, Morning is bound to be fantastic.

I'll keep you posted.

Here's what Reuters has to say:

May 22, 2009

Back to the Land of the Living

Hi Guys,

I kno I've been away for awhile but there's nothing like a cute photo of Kyle to spring a girl back into action. All you soccer moms (or wannabee soccer moms) try not to drool over your keyboard when you see the cute bar-b-cue shot of Kyle with this latest article from USA Today.


Apr 12, 2009

Happy Easter Dear Friends

Hope you all have an amazing day with your loved ones, human or otherwise. (Fluffy, feathery, leathery, they ALL count).

Apr 1, 2009

Klose Kall for Kyle....

Kyle Chandler, best known for his role as Coach Taylor on the hit show Friday Night Lights narrowly avoided injury while horseback riding. The 43 year old actor was thrown from the horse with his foot still stuck in the stirrups. Thankfully, the Wal-Mart manager arrived and unplugged the horse from the wall. Chandler showed his gratitude by buying the manager a gobstopper with his last quarter. The manager is being called a hero.

Mar 27, 2009

Done Deal!


Friday Night Lights Renewed for Two More Seasons! Yay!
Kat Angus
Published: Friday, March 27, 2009

Here's some happy news to start off your weekend: as rumoured a few weeks ago, the critically-acclaimed but low-rated Friday Night Lights has indeed been renewed for not one but two seasons. Go Panthers!

TV Week reports that NBC and DirecTV have chosen to continue their FNL partnership, ordering another two seasons of 13 episodes each. Just as with Season 3, the episodes will first air on DirecTV before later airing for a wider audience on the peacock network.

The renewal is somewhat bittersweet, however, as Friday Night Lights will be losing two of their cast members, Minka Kelly and Adrienne Palicki. At the end of last season, both of the actresses' characters were off to college, so the first few episodes of Season 4 will focus on tying off their storylines and saying goodbye, similar to the wrap-up episodes for Jason Street and Smash Williams in Season 3.

But hey, if that still means another 26 episodes of Kyle Chandler kicking ass and looking totally hot, we're willing to make some sacrifices.

Mar 24, 2009

Kristen Confirms Renewal - SPOILERS

In E-online's Spoiler Chat with Kristen:


Jamie in Irvine, Calif.: Is Friday Night Lights is going to be back! Any word on what the potential season four will bring?

As a matter of fact, we were just able to get some great insights into next season from the FNL castmembers themselves! Kyle Chandler tells us that his transfer across town may open up some new doors for the people of Dillon.

"Coach has been moved into the poor part of town, and we have no pool to draw from for a football team. I think it opens up [the show] to be far more representative, having more Hispanics in the show, blacks in the show. And then also just being the underdogs going up against my old show where my wife is still principal."

Any chance Tami Taylor will follow Coach to the wrong side of the tracks? Connie Britton has her theories!

"I think it would be interesting if she did, but it may be too difficult to depict in the show. It could also be interesting if I also go over there and we're both struggling at this school that is just falling apart."

Mind you none of this is set in stone, as Connie is quick to point out, "We generally leave that stuff to the writers because their ideas are going to be 10 times better than anything I'd have an idea for!" Pshaw!

Mar 23, 2009

Calling All Artists

Have you been inspired by Kyle in a creative way?

Got some art of Kyle you've done and have not shared with anyone?


Visit our Fan Art section of the Gallery and see what fellow KyleFans have come up with:


Mar 13, 2009

Welcome home, Kyle!!!!!

As a born again Texan, who can't imagine living anywhere else, let me be the first to welcome you and your family to the Lonestar State. Just one question I'm sure inquiring minds would like to know. What took you so long???

Mar 10, 2009

Oh, please let this happen!!!!!!

"It's not quite a touchdown yet, but at least they're near the end zone.
Sources confirm to me exclusively that NBC is engaged in active talks with DirecTV to extend their unique shared-window experiment with Friday Night Lights. But there's a catch -- and it's a good one. According to an insider close to the negotiations, DTV and NBC might only seal the deal if they can get – holy Connie Britton Taylor! -- a two-season pickup.
Though a spokesperson for NBC Universal declined to comment, a Peacock insider acknowledges that the studio is "actively looking at ways to keep FNL going." Another NBC source adds, "We're very optimistic a deal will be worked out."
The one possible complication? The show's behind-the-scenes quarterback, Jason Katims, is attached to NBC's buzzy Parenthood pilot. If it's picked up, he would either do double duty or be forced to make a choice. Similarly, the show's go-to director, Jeffrey Reiner, is helming NBC's Trauma pilot. FNL might be able to carry on without one of its MVPs, but both? Hmm…
But maybe it's too soon to be wringing our hands over changes to the lineup. Once we have a pickup under our belt, then we can worry about such things. And while we wait for the official word, let's show NBC and DirecTV what a wise decision they would be making by keeping FNL alive by sounding off below."

Mar 4, 2009

I'm Baaaaaack

Hey Guys,

I missed you all, but I had a great getaway in the beautiful Old South. I heard enough Coach Taylor accents going around to make me almost feel less sad about having missed last week's episode!!! Almost.


Feb 21, 2009

All Eyes on Riggins

Could you stop yourself from gazing at the magnificence of Riggins last night? I could not. Here is a classic example of what a great role model can do for a person. Riggins knew he was Team Captain, but when Coach hammered out his reponsabilities as a role model of the Team, you could see what this meant to Riggins. He seemed downright confused at the prospect of being a person who could make a difference.

I think up until this point he was 100% convinced that being Team Captain was just about playing good football. I absolutely loved watching the bourgeoning of Riggins and it's only the beginning - he hasn't made his little QB#1 a full fledged member of the pack yet.

It was so interesting how on one sense Coach is relying so heavily on Riggins and yet when finding out about Street going into the house flipping business, he seems concerned at the choice of business partners. This is one time when I hope Coach's gut is wrong.

What do you think?

Check out the Press links below to see what Buddy TV thought. Interesting!

Feb 15, 2009

The Next Big Thing

Let's suppose that Friday Night Lights does get picked up for another season and all our prayers are answered. This could leave Kyle free during hiatus for some new and exciting projects. That's one of the benefit of being a lifelong fan, everything that comes up is a new opportunity to show our support.

So, the question is, what genre would you choose? Check out our new pole and share you thoughts.

Myself, I'm leaning towards the Period Piece. (Costumes, people, costumes!!!)

Feb 14, 2009


Hope you're having a lovely day. And if by chance you find yourself short a partner just now, have no fear. Kyle just keeps on givng....and giving...and giving....and giving.

Feb 13, 2009

Is "Cash" as money as he seems?

Here are some spoilers for tonight's episode, brought to you by the Newport Daily Press.

We knew Cash had to have a dark side, right? I mean, nothing ever comes easy for Tyra - well nothing she really wants anyway.

After remunerating on last week's episode, I find it completely unbelievable that a Coach would bench his Quarterback for half the game for the sake of a a 15 year old. I don't care how good he is, he has 2 more years to be the star. This was one turn in last week's show that I really struggled with. What do you think?

I guess we'll see what happens tonight.,0,1181034.story


Feb 12, 2009

Season 4 Spoilers

In this latest Ausiello Files, Dave speaks with Executive Producer Jason Katims about where the show will go in Season 4. Consdiering the previous post here, part of his answer could be surprising.

Toggle down to see Jason's response.

Feb 8, 2009

Smash Signs Off

Gaius Charles "Smash Williams" blogged Friday's show for us. sniff

I thought he did an amazing job of riding that fine line between annoyingly arrogant and heartbreakingly vulnerable with such skill. He continually gave the kind of performance that makes you forget you're watching fiction.

Here are his thoughts:!

Feb 5, 2009

Kyle and Connie put FNL in perspective

Great article. It's refreshing to see actors enjoying what they do and liking each other.

Feb 3, 2009

Caring Enough to Scrutinize...

This guy The Televangelist has a great blog called "Fresh Loaf." I almost always enjoy his musings, and his latest take on FNL this season is no exception.

Have a look and see what you think of his ideas. I remember the McCoy's house being so large and in Dillon struck me as odd and convenient at the time too.


Feb 2, 2009

Photos From Superbowl Sunday

Not only did the Steelers win yesterday, but we also won!

Check out the new photos of Kyle at the NBC Superbowl Sunday event in Tampa FL - they have been added to our Gallery -Thanks Loriann!

If you find any more please pass the along to us on the Forum.

BTW I really did a double take and had to check to make sure these were new photos - looks like he's wearing the same shirt he had on at the NBC "An Evening with Friday Night Lights" event from last year. Although this blazer appears to be black, while the other one was navy.

I know what you're thinking. You can stop rolling your eyes now.


Jan 31, 2009

Kyle is in Tampa FL this weekend!

As if you Tampa fans didn't have enough going on in town this week...

Britton Blogs!

Connie Britton a.k.a Tami Taylor blogged on the EW last night! I absolutely love reading the insiders' reports on an episode and being on the show in general.

She produces such gems as:

"Let's start at the beginning, where we have our white trash section of Dillon...the strange amalgam of the Riggins brothers, and the Collette women."


"Any scene that starts with, "I don't give two farts about the booster's anxiety" is okay by me."

She's awesome! Check it out here:

Jan 30, 2009

It's Friday, do you know where...

...your TV is?


Go to it and set a reminder, pre-set your PVR (as if you haven't already) because tonight is a big night. Episode 3 of Season 3 has a lucky ring to it, dontcha think? This is also a crux in ratings counting, a night when the networks will really be looking for some numbers form us viewers.

So come on, let's give it to them.
Let's show them we're the best, most dedicated fans.
Let's show them we've got the kind of impact to keep this show in the air.

Darn, where's Coach Taylor when I need him for a good old pep-talk?
Stay focused people.

Keep doing what you're doing. Talk about the show, share photos and articles with people, continue spreading the word.

You know the drill.

Jan 28, 2009

Visit our photo gallery...

for pics from The Day The Earth Stood Still, coutesy of our own Charly! Thanks, charly for sharing your photos with us.

Jan 27, 2009


I've been posting all articles I can find to our Press section, but read this excellent question from a fan of FNL and E-Online. Kristen has been a big supporter of the show since Day One aand her reply to this query seems positive.
Let's hope she's right!

Caro in Hamburg, Germany: The last wonderful episode of the amazing Friday Night Lights on DirecTV felt a whole lot like a goodbye. It was the season finale, wasn't it? Any news on the show's future?

It was the season finale, yes, but it was also the setup to a killer season four, if you ask me. I cannot wait to see what Coach Taylor does with the ragtag East Dillon Giraffes! As for a new season, FNL boss Peter Berg tells us he's very optimistic: "I always predict another season for Friday Night Lights, because they keep saying that we're going to be killed and we never are. So we continue. We continue to fight on."

Clear eyes, full hearts, you know the rest...

Jan 26, 2009

Time Travel Tuesdays

With all this concern over ratings and market share and networks, I thought it would be fun to spend our Tuesdays looking back over old roles Kyle has taken on and mastered. Feel free to send in your suggestions.

Although I prefer him as the good guy or at least the reluctant hero, I really enjoyed Lyon's Den.

Take a peek and let us know what you think:

Jan 25, 2009

Greetings from a West Texan

Howdy! I am Jessica and I am a proud moderator on the Kyle Chandler forum on this site. I am from Lubbock, Texas and I have been a fan of Kyle since I saw him on Pure Country. I am blessed to be able to have the opportunity to meet Kyle Chandler on the set of Friday Night Lights back in August of 2008.

I got cast to be a high school student extra and met him at one of the football game shoots. He was very friendly, it was almost like I was standing next to an old friend. He shook my hand and said "Hey there Jessie, nice to meet ya." The second night he saw me in the stands and nodded up at me and smiled. It was a surreal experience and I'd do it again in a heart beat. I'm thankful to get the chance to see my favorite actor do what he loves best -- act.

I also have developed the utmost respect for him. Last week I had planned to go to an FNL screening in San Antonio that Kyle was present at. However, my grandmother took ill and I was unable to go. A friend of mine told him the circumstances and he was gracious and kind enough to write me a small message along with his autograph. It's really special to me. The man is so down to earth and kind, something that is rare for most people, much less an actor.

Kyle is a man that is out living a dream. He is very humble and appreciative of every fan.

THANK YOU KYLE! "Jessie, Sorry your gram's ill. Tell her hello and hello to you as well. Kyle Chandler." Here is the message/autograph:

Jan 24, 2009

Hello from Texas...

Hi, I'm Loriann and I'm one of your Co-Admins. I live in San Antonio Texas. I have had the rare privilege of not just meeting Kyle Chandler, but also seeing him do what he does best in person, while filming Friday Night Lights. The first time I met him was with my kids while filming early in the second season. I found him to be gracious, down to earth and almost shy, as he took time to talk to my kids and myself.

I thought that would be it for meeting him, but over the next year, I've been blessed to run into the man on a sort of regular basis on the set. Most recently, I saw him at the FNL screening in San Antonio last week. I got a hug!!! It was so cool as a fan, to get a hug from my favorite actor. As a person, I was blessed to get a hug from someone who's pretty awesome.

It's been a way different experience, just as precious, but so different. I've gotten to see Kyle seamlessly morph into Coach taylor. I've gotten to talk to Kyle about silly inconsequential things such as GPS's, wrestling pigs how gorgeous the weather is. I've heard him joke around between scenes, make fun of his leading lady, drive off the set with the director chasing after him and even show us all his food after he's chewed it.

And you know what? He's really nice. No celebrity airs about him. He's just this really sweet normal, okay, maybe not quite normal(hello, no thanks, we don't want to see your food. LOL!) person who's living his dream. He loves his family. He brings his dog to the set and is just so happy and well adjusted that his attitude is contagious.

As big of a fan that I am of the actor, I admire the person so much more.

Soundly Trounced!

Since this morning's post a few people have contacted me to comment. You have taken the time to point out to me that:

- While Tami has the best interests of the students at heart, the Boosters gave money because they thought they were contributing to a jumbotron.

- While the bylaws apparantly state that Tami is allowed to make this decision alone, she still did not consult with anyone which was not a move of goodwill.

- This puts Eric in an extremely awkward position.

All true and valid points. Thanks for the input, Panther Fans!
That's what we like to see!

Jumbotron or a Edumacation? **SPOILERS**

Okay, so obviously the title expresses how I feel. Tam is right and the title of last night's epsiode is bang on.I loved the conflict with Eric and how he never came right out and said that a Jumbotron would suit him and benefit his endeavour; Panther Football.

AND, poor Riggins, I wanted to scoop him up in my arms last night. Looks like Lyla and her late night cheeseburger call took care of that for me.

What do you think? Visit our Forum and share your thoughts.

Quote of the night?

"I'll have the squab. And I think I'll get that rare, please."

Jan 23, 2009

Be There or Be Square


Friday Night Lights has achieved the amazing and difficult goal of winning over the hearts of critics everywhere. This is no easy feat, no small accomplishment. To get that kind of acclaim and be cancelled because of ratings would be an absolute tragedy.

Maybe we've all just become too complacent? Too spoiled? Or maybe we're too young? Are most of you old enough to remember the draught of 2001 when What About Joan ended and all we had of Kyle on TV for 2 years was ONE, yes ONE episode of One Life To Live?

Got some ironing to do? Unfold your board and park yourself in front of the tube. Do whatever it takes but PLEASE, tune in tonight and support this wonderful show.


Jan 22, 2009

A Work of Art

I think this ad is absolutely beautiful. It's whimsical and artistic. It's getting me excited for tomorrow night's episode. We'll work on ratings Friday, but for today let's just sit back and relish the splendor of this magic right here.

Jan 21, 2009

Who Are You?

The response from our survey is clear - the majority of you discovered Kyle on Homefront! Jeff Metcalfe, my favourite of Kyle's characters, was endearing and gorgeous. He also possessed a unique combination of vulnerability and strength - something not many actors can pull off with such conviction.

This stat came as a huge surprise to me since the fans who have spoken out or participated in our fandom have overwhelmingly been Early Edition fans. Why is that? Are Early Edition fans more computer literate? Do they have more free time to spend creating videos and writing fiction? Or are you Homefront viewers just too busy to chime in? Out making the world a better place, are ya?

Visit our Forum and weigh in with other Kyle Fans from around the world.

We'd love to hear what you've got to say.

Jan 17, 2009

The Reviews Are In!

Check our Press Links for the latest reviews of last night's premiere.
Also, log onto our Forum and let others know what you thought of the episode.

It's looking gooooood, people!

"Once again, Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton, who play Dillon’s married football coach and his principal wife, brilliantly anchor one of the best acting ensembles on television, And once again, the show gives us evidence that the small, true, deeply felt moments -- moments in which emotions speak louder than words -- are among the biggest things that ever happen to us."
Chicago Tribune

"Fans of the show, whether wired for satellite signals or not, will celebrate."
Times Picayune

"We can't force you to appreciate these small town characters and the appropriately underplayed performances, but we can strongly suggest it."

Jan 16, 2009

Kyle Encounter

What were you doing yesterday? I don't know about you but I made some soup and cleaned out my car. ZZzzzzzzzzzz
Some people had more exciting things to attend to! Our Co-Admin, AmazingGrace, had yet another Kyle Encounter yesterday. Check out Kyle, looking younger and more gorgeous than ever!! AH!
For a detailed account of what went down in San Antonio Town, visit our Forum and read what Loriann has to say about her amazing experiences meeting Kyle and working as a regular extra on the set of Friday Night Lights.

Jan 11, 2009

FNL Premiere - TONIGHT on NBC

What better time to go live with our new meeting place? Please be sure to spread the word. Let's keep our eye on the ball and help make this a great launch for our favourite show!

As for our new 'hood, some will say "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." While this may be true for cars and relationships, our little slice of webheaven has become a living, breathing entity. In order to allow it to grow and flourish, I NEED YOUR HELP. Like all babies, it needs constant nourishment and attention.

Got a hot tip? Found a new photo? Come across an old article that we've never seen? PLEASE POST IT...

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