Kyle's Career Filmstrip: TV Series and Movies

Feb 26, 2010

NBC: Kyle Chandler Interview

Getting Ready for the Season 4 Premiere on NBC:

Can't wait! Tell all your friends. Get excited!!!

Feb 24, 2010

Ratings: 5 Ways NBC Can Keep Post Olympics Momentum Going

5. Friday Nights Alright For Fighting

Although we bashed NBC for its "when in doubt, toss it out" policy on show ratings, we've got to give the network props for sticking with our favorite prime time underdog, 'Friday Night Lights.' Where it will fall on NBC's schedule remains to be seen, but we'd love to see the Peacock finally throw its weight behind 'FNL,' which remains criminally under-watched in its penultimate fourth season (currently airing on DirecTV).

We'd love to see the Peacock support FNLs as well. And check out the fantastic picture of Kyle Chandler as beleaguered Coach Eric Taylor.

Feb 23, 2010

Friday Night Lights Shoots Similarly to Southland

During a recent interview with Michael Cudlitz of Southland, Friday Night Lights and Kyle Chandler came up in the conversation.

Michael Cudlitz: ... From what I understand 'Friday Night Lights' shoots very similar as well. There's an immediacy and an intimacy that happens when you shoot that way, when you're rehearsing and when you discover a scene for the first time. I think that's one of the elements that makes 'Southland' stand apart from any other TV show that's out there.

I was going to say that 'Friday Night Lights' sounds similar to that, as well.

Michael Cudlitz: Yeah. I've met Kyle Chandler, about a year ago, and we were talking about the show and he was like, 'I have to come by the next time I come to town.' I think he says he needs to stop by because he knows Chris (referring to Executive Producer, Chris Chulack ) and he said, 'It sounds like you guys work the same way that we do.' We were talking about how wonderful and immediate it is.

Chris Chulack is a good person to know. He's produced shows such as Homefront, Third Watch, ER, and now, Southland. Would love to see Kyle guest star on Southland as an FBI agent or maybe an investigator from Internal Affairs ... followed by another, smart, edgy series of his own. We're just saying ...

Feb 17, 2010

Don't Count 'Friday Night Lights' Out Yet

Wait just a minute ...

Entertainment Weekly broke the news that season five would be the last for Friday Night Lights. Not a bad run for a show that bounced from NBC to DirecTV and back. Now the show's executive producer gives fans hope that the gang might not all book other jobs when the fifth season wraps.

..."To me I feel it's early," Katims said. "It's early yet. Of course if this next year winds up being the final season of the show then I will feel very, very lucky and grateful that we were able to do as many episodes of a show that is so dear to my heart. As I said there hasn't been any official decision about that yet."

So what about that story on EW? "It's weird that that would happen when literally we're breaking stories for a new season that we haven't even started to shoot yet. I just don't want it to seem like the show is over. You know, there was a period of time between the second season and the third season where we were canceled. The show was gone and the show wound up coming back. There's nothing official yet."

So long as the cast and crew want to do more Friday Night Lights, we devoted fans are all for it!!!

Feb 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day , Coach & Mrs. Coach!

A Valentine's Bouquet to TV's Cute Couples

"We watch TV shows for the drama. We watch for the comedy. But we also watch, if we admit it, for the cute couples whose chemistry brings us back week after week. In honor of Valentine's Day, here are our picks for television's current most adorable couples.


Coach and Mrs. Coach (Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton) have television's most realistic relationship: challenging, sometimes difficult, often frustrating, but also the solid constant that a good marriage should be. Their conflict can be riveting, sometimes uncomfortably so. Their quiet, loving moments? Adorable."

Happy Valentine's Day, Kyle fans!

Feb 11, 2010

Jason Katims Gives Us the Scoop on FNLs

Maybe season 5 isnt' the last season ...

There hasn't been any official decision about that yet," Katims said when asked about whether Friday Night Lights is really ending. "And it's weird that that would happen when literally we're breaking stories for a new season that we haven't even started to shoot yet. I just don't want to make it seem like the show is over. There was a period of time between the second season and third season where we were canceled and the show wound up coming back, so there's nothing official yet."

The timing on yesterday's announcement was nothing short of bizarre. We'll forward any new information we hear on the continuance of the best show on television.

Feb 10, 2010

Say It Isn't So ...

The 5th Season of Friday Night Lights will be it's last ...

According to Michael Ausiello of Entertainment Weekly and confirmed by multiple sources:

"Although an NBC rep insists no official decision on FNL’s future has been made, I’m told the network has informed the show’s cast that they’re free to pursue other work after production on season 5 wraps in June.

... * For the show’s MVPs, the timing is great: Pilot season is just kicking off, so the actors are free to attach themselves to new fall shows with no availability issues. As I mentioned, production on season 5 is expected to wrap in June or July, right around the time most broadcast shows start up production. (My God, can you imagine the bidding wars that’ll ensue over the services of Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton?)"

Oh, say it isn't so. We've been talking about a campaign for Season 6. How can this be?

Please tune in to it's NBC airing of Season 4 beginning Friday, March 30th. Check your local listings for times.

Feb 5, 2010

TV Romances I Love

In honor of Valentine's Day, let's take a look at some of my favorite couples currently on TV:

Tami and Eric on "Friday Night Lights:" As I've long said, they have one of the best and most genuine marriages on TV.

We all aspire to have a marriage like Coach and Tami Taylor's.

Feb 4, 2010

Beyond the Lights Golf Classic

Online Registration is Up

This worthy charity which supports Grid Iron Heroes and The Buoniconti Fund is again hosted this year by Kyle Chandler and Brad Leland. Anyone interested in sponsoring or attending this year's 3rd Annual Golf Classic may register online, here:

The events will be held over the weekend beginning Friday, May 14th at the Wolfdancer Golf Club, Hyatt Regency Lost Pines. Spread the word!

Feb 3, 2010

Will NBC Get the Joke?

Olympic Unintentional Comedy:

"With the Winter Olympics just a week away, one of the only times to be overtly patriotic in an obnoxious way is upon us. But for all the pride both Olympic Games fill us with, they are also major suppliers of unintentional comedy. While you’re watching over the next few weeks, watch out for these events, most of which will occur more than once.

... 5. NBC airs a promo for “Friday Night Lights”: Oh wait, it won’t, because NBC is full of heartless bastards. This is less funny in a “haha” way and more funny in “I will bang my head against the wall” way."

That's right, NBC. We DARE you to really promote Friday Night Lights before airing in its new time slot beginning March 30th.

Feb 2, 2010

Must See TV Unseen by Emmy Voters

'Friday Night Lights,' 'The Wire' ignored by Acad

... "Notably, critics have had no trouble identifying such quality, and both programs share another rare attribute -- namely, that such adulation played a significant part in keeping them alive. After awhile, each series became the sort of prestige commodity that's not expected to generate big ratings, which proved creatively liberating and made them even better."

... "The main frustration vis-a-vis "FNL" has been that the series has garnered scant attention for an element that should be universal: quite simply, the best marriage ever featured within a TV show. The central couple played by Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton are loving, playful and sexy, yet also not immune to sparring about everything from child-rearing to money issues. Lip service is often paid to "family values," but here's a program that genuinely captures the value of family -- frequently by bringing the Taylors and other caring adults into the lives of teens lacking such role models."

Boy, don't we know it. Please, everyone tune in to FNLs on NBC on Friday, March 30th. Check your local listings for time.