Kyle's Career Filmstrip: TV Series and Movies

Apr 29, 2011

J.J. Abrams On 'Super 8' Casting, Screenings And More

I don't think it's much of a secret that the MTV Movies team is super stoked about "Super 8." And why wouldn't we be? A new film directed by J.J. Abrams, produced by the legendary Steven Spielberg, featuring a cast of fresh talent (and a big-screen breakout role for severely underrated "Friday Night Lights" leading man Kyle Chandler) and a science fiction backdrop that's still shrouded in mystery. Combine that with a guaranteed-to-be-awesome Michael Giacchino score and two already epic trailers, and really, what's not to love?

Apr 24, 2011

An Amazing night!!

Friday night, Jessie and i went to the Friday Night light screening for Gridiron Heroes. We arrived at about six and sat in the lobby. Jessie noticed when we were signing in, that Kyle wasn't there yet. So we grabbed a few seats and just people watched. At one point, Kyle walked in. He saw our family and came right over. As he was hugging me, I said to him, "wow, you really remember me?" He smiled and said of course he did. He came over and said hi and chatted for a few minutes. He reached out to shake Jessie's hand, but she was like " I want a hug!" So he gave her one!! He was asking about Grace's cast and what had happened, so we filled him in. I told him that I had taken Grace in for an appointment that week and was humbled by the amount of wounded soldiers that day. He was commenting how much that hopsital had built up. He then went in to the cocktail party.

About fifteen minutes or so later, we noticed that he was standing outside the party talking with a few fans. Jessie and I went up and asked about getting out pics taken with him. He graciously agreed. He then asked if we were going in to the party. I told him no. He asked why not. I told him about having the kids there. He said, so? I then had to tell him that it was slightly out of our budget, but that I'd be volunteering at BTL and he'd see me there. We talked a little about the weather last year and how much money they made and i told him how excited i was to be helping out. He seemed happy to hear that.
Then came the red carpet walk. Jessie and I were right up front. My son Josh, with his school camera, was standing WITH the media. All the actors came through and i got lots of hugs from them. Brad kept calling me cutie all night and told me not only was I a part of Dillon, but i WAS Dillon!! LOL!! Connie remembered my name and my Texas necklace and I told her I remembered that the charm on my necklace was her goodluck charm for the Emmy's. Kyle finally came through and signed an autograph for me. I gave him another hug and a kiss on the cheek and he kissed me back and smiled! Then it was time to go in to the screening.

The screening itself was awesome. Gridiron Heroes called up a football player and his family and presented them with a handicapped accessable van. It was a great moment. God bless the Canales' and everyone associated with Gridiron Heroes. They have truly been a blessing to so many families.

We watched both episodes and went through the autograph signing and then went home. My son, Josh got some awesome pics of the actors and I'll post them here as soon as I upload them to photobucket. I'm sure Jessie will post her experiences too. I'm so glad she finally got a hug and a picture.

I'm so blown away that Kyle remembered me and my family. He treated us like old friends. My husband was blown away by how quickly he came over to us after he saw we were sitting there.

Overall, it felt like a family reunion, I felt like after all those seasons extra-ing for FNL, all those early mornings, late nights, sometimes, shooting two or three times a week for long hours, I, and my family, were really appreciated. It was a great night!!

Clear eyes, full hearts.....

Apr 20, 2011

Screening: Friday Night Lights

The fifth and final season of the acclaimed Texas high school football drama “Friday Night Lights” kicked off last Friday on NBC. Fans can watch the new season's first two episodes and party with its stars Friday night (naturally) and benefit a worthy cause. Led by Kyle Chandler, who stars as coach Eric Taylor, the “FNL” cast will turn out for a red-carpet screening at the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort & Spa that doubles as a benefit for the Gridiron Heroes Spinal Cord Injury Foundation. A cocktail reception and silent auction are also on the menu.

Fine print: 5:30-9 p.m. Friday. Texas high school coaching legend Spike Dykes is master of ceremonies. The resort is at 23808 Resort Parkway. Go to for ticket info, reservations.

Emmy inside track: The race for TV drama actor

Below is a breakdown of how the race looks like right now. Expect Buscemi, Hall, Hamm and Laurie to fill up four of the six nominee slots in this category. They'll probably be joined by Kyle Chandler ("Friday Night Lights"), who was nominated last year too. Who'll nab the sixth slot?

Simon Baker, "The Mentalist"
Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire"
Gabriel Byrne, "In Treatment"
Billy Campbell, "The Killing"
Kyle Chandler, "Friday Night Lights"
Michael C. Hall, "Dexter"
Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"
Jeremy Irons, "The Borgias"
Hugh Laurie, "House M.D."
Andrew Lincoln, "The Walking Dead"
William H. Macy, "Shameless"
Timothy Olyphant, "Justified"
Ray Romano, "Men of a Certain Age"

Emmy Watch: Last Chance To Board Friday Night Lights Fifth Final Season - Thompson on Hollywood

Here's the link to the article:

Emmy Watch: Last Chance To Board Friday Night Lights Fifth Final Season - Thompson on Hollywood

We here at Kyle Chandler Central are all about getting this man an Emmy nomination for the final season of Friday Night Lights. PLEASE let us know if there is anything we can do to help with this effort!!!

Apr 14, 2011

FNLs Prop Auction

The Final Season of 'Friday Night Lights' Begins

Kyle Chandler as high school football coach Eric Taylor in "Friday Night Lights."

As the fifth and final season of this superb drama begins, the East Dillon Lions are preparing for their first game of the season, and the goodbyes have already begun. Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton deserve Emmys for their portrayals of Coach Eric and Tammy Taylor, the show's steadfast and shining center. Oh dear ... pass the tissues. 8 p.m. Friday on NBC.

We agree! About the Emmys and the tissues.

Apr 13, 2011

FNLs Kyle Chander May Be Shooting a New Series in Chicago This Summer

According to the The AV Club, Kyle Chandler, who plays Coach Taylor on Friday Night Lights, may be attached to a new show that will be filming in Chicago this June.

The show, Powers, follows two detectives who hunt down criminal superheroes. It is based on a comic book series by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming.

Chandler has not officially signed on to the series, but he is currently in talks to join the cast. The final season of Friday Night Lights begins Friday on NBC.

Of course, this is purely speculation at this date, but for our Chicago and EE fans ...

Apr 12, 2011

Time to Turn Out The 'Lights'


Kyle Chandler, who plays Coach Eric Taylor in Friday Night Lights, says that although the series may be about football, the real focus is on relationships.

A wonderful new, full length interview with Kyle Chandler:

Apr 6, 2011

Friday Night Lights: All Roads Lead to Dillon

Connie Britton and Kyle Chandler
Connie Britton and Kyle Chandler

As the season opens, the community of Dillon is still split between east and west. High-school football Coach Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler), who led the now-West Dillon Panthers to a state championship, continues as coach of the less glamorous East Dillon Lions, who spoiled the Panthers' chance of returning to State last season. Final season 5 premieres on NBC, April 15th.,0,5262771.story

Apr 5, 2011

Ellen Gray: Friday Night Lights are Dimming

It was the kids who came and went, and the high school coach Kyle  Chandler (center) who became a mainstay on the show.
It was the kids who came and went, and the high school coach Kyle Chandler (center) who became a mainstay on the show.

An homage to the show and the release of Season's 5 DVDs.

FNLs Chapter 2: The Leadership of Eric Taylor

... One of the most laudable qualities of “Friday Night Lights” is that it’s about 98 percent exposition free, and as a bonus it sometimes avoids showing altogether. One of the obvious high points for storytelling in this series was “It Ain’t Easy Being J.D. McCoy” (S3, Ep6). This episode illustrated the level of leadership and strength of character in Coach Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler) with just a few flecks of paint in the coach’s hair. ... And so much more ...

Apr 4, 2011

3rd Super 8 Trailer

FNL S5 NBC Promo #1

FNLs Chapter 1: A Sense of Place

Every business day, Monday through Friday until the April 15 NBC premiere of the final season of “Friday Night Lights,” StaticBlog’s George Lang will be publishing daily essays on this landmark series.

Tomorrow: A guide to recognizing your “Friday Night Lights” saints.

Apr 1, 2011

FNLs: Countdown to Final Season on April 15th

In the backdrop of the NBC network premiere of its 5th and final season ... Here is yet another in a long line of Friday Night Lights fan latecomers ... but at least, he's honest about it and offers some possible explanations to today's TV viewing habits:

We've said it before, and we'll say it again: Friday Night Lights will become more popular during its post production run on Netflix, DVDs, and in syndication than it ever was when in production. This great show will live on and on.