After all that bashing Tami got in the past couple of seasons, it's nice to see that she's finally getting someone to lean to other than Eric.
Entertainment Weekly reports that stage actress Lynn Blackburn is joining the cast of Friday Night Lights as Laurel, a teacher at East Dillon who meets up and befriends Tami. (I've got spoilers after the cut!)
After all, Tami left West Dillon at the end of the fourth season after that abortion scandal. She chose to work over at East Dillon instead as a guidance counselor, reuniting with her husband and making sure there are no bad feelings on the field anymore. This should be good.
Blackburn is the second new name to join FNL's fifth (and maybe final) season, after the announcement of Grey Damon's entry to the show as the Lions' wide receiver.