'Friday Night Lights': Adrianne Palicki on Tyra's return to Dillon

High-school football, the state of Texas and actress Adrianne Palicki seem made for each other, especially during this new fall season.

On Tuesday, Sept. 7, ABC Family starts running Palicki's most recent series, the small-town Texas high-school football drama "Friday Night Lights," from the beginning.

The critically acclaimed but ratings-challenged show about dedicated Dillon High School Coach Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler) and his team, the Panthers (and later, the East Dillon Lions), premiered on NBC in 2006 but teetered on the edge of cancellation from its earliest days.

Things looked particularly dire at the end of season three, until a Hail-Mary deal split production costs between NBC and satellite-TV provider DirecTV, ensuring the show's survival for at least two more seasons.

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