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The Best Seasons of 'Friday Night Lights'

Updated May 5, 2020 974 votes 374 voters 28.9k views5 items

List RulesVote up the best seasons of Friday Night Lights.

All the seasons of Friday Night Lights have been great, but which seasons really stand out? After introducing viewers to the Taylor family and the football players of Dillon, TX in season one, the series focuses on the character's relationships in later seasons. Some of the most memorable episodes of Friday Night Lights come from different seasons, so picking the top season isn't easy. To determine once and for all what the best seasons of Friday Night Lights are, let's rank every Friday Night Lights season from best to worst. 

Friday Night Lights is a sports drama series that has aired on NBC and DirecTV from 2006 to 2011. It was developed by Peter Berg and features an all-star cast including Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Minka Kelly, and Taylor Kitsch.

Vote up your favorite seasons of Friday Night Lights, and vote down any bad seasons that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you loved any individual episodes. It can be painful to put one Friday Night Lights season over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many seasons you like.

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  • The first season of Friday Night Lights premiered on October 3, 2006 and contains 22 episodes. This season introduces viewers to the Taylor family and the high school football players in Dillon, TX.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Pilot," "Homecoming," and "State."

    Memorable moments from Season 1 include:

    • Jason suffers a career-ending injury.
    • Lyla strikes up a secret relationship with Tim.
    • The Dillon Panthers win the State Championship.
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    Friday Night Lights - Season 5

    The fifth and final season of Friday Night Lights premiered on October 27, 2010 and contains 13 episodes. This season primarily focuses on the former players adjusting to life after football.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Kingdom," "The March," and "Always."

    Memorable moments from Season 5 include:

    • Tim gets out on parole after family and friends testify.
    • East Dillon Lions win the State Championship.
    • Julie and Matt get engaged.
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    Friday Night Lights - Season 3

    The third season of Friday Night Lights premiered on October 1, 2008 and contains 13 episodes. This was the first season to air on DirecTV's, The 101 Network and it finds Coach Taylor at risk of losing his job.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "I Knew You When," "New York, New York," and "Tomorrow Blues."

    Memorable moments from Season 3 include:

    • Tami becomes principal.
    • Coach Taylor gets offered a job at East Dillon High.
    • Matt switches positions on the team.
    • Jason moves out of Dillon.
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    Friday Night Lights - Season 4

    The fourth season of Friday Night Lights premiered on October 28, 2009 and contains 13 episodes. This season focuses on Coach Taylor leading the new East Dillon Lions football team.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "The Son," "The Lights in Carroll Park," and "Thanksgiving."

    Memorable moments from Season 4 include:

    • Matt learns that his father was killed in combat.
    • Tim Riggins quits college.
    • East Dillon Lions defeat the West Dillon Panthers in an important game.
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