CIRCLE NETWORK ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF AWARD-WINNING DRAMA SERIES “FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS” TUNE-IN TO THE SERIES’ DEBUT ON CIRCLE, MONDAY, JANUARY 2 AT 8/7c PM

WHO: Circle, the award-winning country music and lifestyle network and official TV home of the Grand Ole Opry.

WHAT: Following a deal with NBCUniversal Global Distribution, all five seasons of the Emmy®-winning drama series “Friday Night Lights” will be coming to Circle Network’s linear programming beginning Monday, January 2, 2023 at 8/7c. Inspired by H.G. Bissinger’s book Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream, and expanding on the hit feature film “Friday Night Lights,” this poignant series from executive producers Brian Grazer, Peter Berg, Jason Katims, David Nevins and Sarah Aubrey chronicles the trials and triumphs of life in a small town where football is everything.  

Set in the rural town of Dillon, Texas, where the coveted state football championship rings are held in the highest regard, “Friday Night Lights” follows the star quarterback of Dillon’s promising high school football team and the newly appointed head coach of the Dillon Panthers, Eric Taylor, both of whom feel the mounting pressure of the town’s pride and honor riding on their shoulders as a new football season kicks off. Chronological episodes of “Friday Night Lights” will bring a familiar, small-town setting to Circle’s audience Monday through Friday at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. EST.

“‘Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose…’ Coach Taylor couldn’t have said it any better! That’s why we are so excited to have Friday Night Lights join our 2023 programming lineup,” Evan Haiman SVP Content, Circle Television. “But what makes ‘Friday Night Lights’ such an iconic show is that it’s not about football. Football is played in the fictional town of Dillon, the show is about families and American towns, and that’s truly who our audience is at Circle.”

After airing for five seasons, “Friday Night Lights” is a favorite among fans of all ages and comes to Circle Network as one of the highest praised and critically acclaimed series on television having earned three Primetime Emmy® Awards and over 60 total awards nominations throughout its run. The series stars Kyle Chandler as Coach Eric Taylor; Scott Porter as team captain and first string quarterback, Jason Street; Gaius Charles as feared running back, Brian “Smash” Williams; Taylor Kitsch as running back, Tim Riggins; Connie Britton as coach Taylor’s supportive wife, Tami; Zach Gilford as third-string quarterback, Matt Saracen; Minka Kelly as Lyla Garrity, Panther cheerleader and Jason Street’s girlfriend; Aimee Teegarden as Coach Taylor’s daughter, Julie, Adrianne Palicki as Tyra Collette; and Jesse Plemons as Landry Clark.

Executive produced by Peter Berg who also wrote and directed the pilot, Jason Katims, Brian Grazer, David Nevins and Sarah Aubrey, “Friday Night Lights” is a production of Universal Television, which is a division of Universal Studio Group, Imagine Entertainment and Film 44.

Through its various network partnerships, Circle Network has been able to reach many markets across the country. Circle Network’s audience shares a deep connection to this lifestyle and will welcome the parallels to their own lives depicted on “Friday Night Lights.”

Tune in starting Monday, January 2, 2023, at 8/7c for the premiere of season one, bringing both new fans to the show and old fans the nostalgia of rewatching one of the highest rated shows of all time. Consecutive episodes will air Monday through Friday at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. EST on Circle’s linear platform.

WHEN: “Friday Night Lights” will premiere on Circle’s linear network at 8/7c PM on Monday,

January 2, 2023. Consecutive episodes will air Monday through Friday at 8 p.m. EST and 9 p.m. EST. Check your local listings here.

WHERE:  For more information on how to watch Circle, please visit: 

https://www.circleallaccess.com/watch-circle/

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