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What to Watch If You Love 'Friday Night Lights'  

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List Rules Vote up the films and series you know other fans of 'Friday Night Lights' will love. Please don’t vote if you haven’t seen 'Friday Night Lights'.

Friday Night Lights is a sports drama based on the book and film of the same name that garnered the love and affection of hordes of fans, but if you’ve finished watching the series, there’s no need for despair. There are plenty of movies and TV shows to watch if you like Friday Night Lights, and we’ve compiled the best ones right here for you, in this list!

TV shows similar to Friday Night Lights often cover drama, and if you’re looking for more small-town intrigue, Riverdale is sure to fill the void. This show is based on the Archie comics and centers around a small town with a secret hiding in the background. And if you think there aren’t also some good movies like Friday Night Lights, then think again, because we’ve found quite a few that are sure to tickle the fancies of even the most finicky of fans. Take Heathers, for instance. This movie also takes place in a small-town high school but features a bit more murder, suicide, and terrorism, and is a great choice for Friday Night Lights fans.

But you don’t have to take our word for it - some of Friday Night Lights’s biggest fans have chimed in and cast their votes for the best movies and TV shows like Friday Night Lights, and once you’ve watched, you can cast your votes too!

So, what are your favorite Friday Night Lights-esque movies and TV shows? Vote the best projects up to the top of this list.

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One Tree Hill is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'Friday Night Lights'
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One Tree Hill is an American television drama series created by Mark Schwahn, which premiered on September 23, 2003 on The WB. After the series' third season, The WB merged with UPN to form The CW, and since September 27, 2006, the network has been the official broadcaster of the series in the United States. The show is set in the fictional town of Tree Hill in North Carolina and originally follows the lives of two half-brothers, Lucas Scott and Nathan Scott, who compete for positions on their school's basketball team. Their relationship evolves from heartless enemies to caring brothers as the show progresses, and the drama that ensues from the brothers' romances with female characters ...more on Wikipedia

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90210 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'Friday Night Lights'
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90210 is an American teen drama television series, developed by Rob Thomas, Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah, that aired on The CW from September 2, 2008 to May 13, 2013. It is the fourth series in the Beverly Hills, 90210 franchise created by Darren Star. The series was produced by CBS Television Studios. 90210 follows the lives of several wealthy students attending the fictional West Beverly Hills High School. The show later focuses on the same group of friends when they graduate and begin their lives in the adult world. Some attend college at California University, while others begin exploring avenues beyond post-secondary education. ...more on Wikipedia

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Awkward. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'Friday Night Lights'
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Awkward is an American teen comedy series created by Lauren Iungerich for MTV. The show's central character is Jenna Hamilton, a Palos Verdes, California, teenager who struggles with her identity. The series premiered on July 19, 2011. MTV renewed the series for a second season on August 24, 2011. ...more on Wikipedia

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Nashville is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'Friday Night Lights'
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Nashville is an American musical drama television series. It was created by Academy Award winner Callie Khouri and produced by R.J. Cutler, Khouri, Dee Johnson, Steve Buchanan, and Connie Britton. The series chronicles the lives of various fictitious country music singers in Nashville, Tennessee starring Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes, a legendary country music superstar, whose stardom begins fading, and Hayden Panettiere as rising younger star Juliette Barnes. The series premiered on ABC, on October 10, 2012, had more than 8.93 million viewers. The pilot was made available on Hulu, iTunes, and ABC.com before it premiered on television. The pilot episode received critical acclaim, ...more on Wikipedia

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