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'Friday Night Lights' lures back Taylor Kitsch and Adrianne Palicki

Two more Friday Night Lights all-stars are headed back to Dillon for the show's probable endgame: Sources confirm to me exclusively that Adrianne Palicki (Tyra) and Taylor Kitsch (Tim) have finalized deals to appear in multiple episodes of the drama's fifth and likely final season (slated to premiere on DirecTV next fall). I'm told Palicki will guest in next season's last two episodes, while Kitsch has signed on for the final four. The news follows my earlier scoop that another original Panther, Zach Gilford (Matt), is returning for four episodes (including the finale). Gilford's onscreen BFF, Jesse Plemons, is also in talks to appear in the swan song. And last but certainly not least, Scott Porter's coming back for episode 7, but that's old news. Thoughts? Any other alums you'd like to see return? And are you dreading life without FNL much as I am? Because I'm really dreading it. Source Here

TV Tonight: What's On Friday 5/7

It's time for the Friday Night Lights NBC premiere tonight plus new episodes of Friday favs from Smallville to Party Down ! Check out all that's on tonight: 8/7c Smallville on The CW Ghost Whisperer on CBS Wife Swap on ABC 8:30/7:30c Big Time Rush on Nickelodeon Wizards of Waverly Place on Disney Channel 9/8c Friday Night Lights on NBC - NBC Season Premiere! Medium on CBS Kitchen Nightmares on Fox Stargate Universe on Syfy The Ricky Gervais Show on HBO 10/9c Miami Medical on CBS Party Down on Starz 10:30/9:30c Gravity on Starz 11/10c Comedy Central Presents : Andy Kindler 2 on Comedy Central 11:30/10:30c Comedy Central Presents : Jeff Dye on Comedy Central What will you be watching?

'Friday Night Lights' Season 4 NBC Preview Video: It's a Whole New Ball Game

Football season may still be a long way off, but ' Friday Night Lights ' is just getting ready for kick-off. And in order to prepare you for the NBC premiere of the critically-acclaimed series' fourth season (which already aired on DirecTV in the fall), here's a little recap of where the show left off, and what to expect when the Texas drama bows May 7. Season 3, as you may recall, ended with a game-changer. Despite leading the Dillon Panthers to the Texas high school state championship game, Coach Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler) was left to fight for his job when Joe McCoy (controlling father to Dillon's star quarterback J.D.) made a brazen power move to get his puppet coach Wade Aikman into the head slot. To Read More Click Here

Kendra's TV Hotspots of the Week: Friday Night Lights Premiere, Hills Confession & Must-See Episodes

Welcome to a new week of TV! If you missed any of your SideReel editorial team's columns last week, and/or want to check out our bios and more, visit our new editorial team page: Reel Critics ! Get the scoop below about this week's exciting Friday Night Lights NBC premiere, fun new episodes of Chuck and Glee , plus get the scoop on the newly announced J.J. Abrams drama! Oh, and Reelers, remember that show I quit last week? Yeah, about that... Premiere of the Week: Friday Night Lights In my last two columns, I've given the scoop on Romantically Challenged and Happy Town , the series premieres that I decided were going to crash and burn before they even started. This week, though, I'm thrilled to inform/remind you that Friday Night Lights premieres on NBC this Friday! My confession as an FNL fan? This is one of those shows I love, but am continually very behind on. Yes, more than just not having seen the new season when it aired on DirecTV, but I'm way back in Season 2. But, while I'm not ready to watch the Season 4 NBC premiere Friday, I encourage all of you who are behind on FNL to catch up, and those who are caught up, catch the Season 4 premiere on NBC this week, or watch it online if you prefer - all of Season 4 is already available here on SideReel, btw, since it already aired on DirecTV. So, in honor of this exciting premiere, I'm going to rededicate my free watching hours this week to catching up on FNL so I can get on Season 4 with the rest of the fans asap! Anyone else who fell off the FNL bandwagon ready to jump back on with me? Fall 2010 New Series Watch: J.J. Abrams' Undercovers Welcome to the real Lost 2.0! NBC announced today that they've picked up their first new scripted series for fall 2010: Undercovers from the one and only J.J. Abrams! ( Read more ) While this doesn't actually sound like it'll be similar to Lost since it's basically Mr. and Mrs. Smith for TV with no mysterious creatures in sight, I'm going to call it the real Lost 2.0 because the other Lost plot/theme attempts so far of FlashForward and V (Reimagined Series) , have been bombing. So, since this one is from J.J. Abrams, here's hoping it has the same quality and thrill as Lost which is all we really want for a Lost replacement, am I right? TV Confessional: I didn't quit you, Hills! In last week's column , I swore off The Hills and The City . Wellll, I'm still swearing off the shows overall, but I must admit that while I tried my best to resist the premiere of The Hills, the rumors of the freak show they let play out with Heidi's new face (and body), well, I couldn't resist seeing it for myself. But now I just feel dirty and wrong seeing such a malformed, previously joyous young woman not even able to chew her dinner as she got chewed out by her totally in-the-right family in Colorado. Now freak show Heidi is back to LA, and I'm back to swearing off this tragic fake reality show... for now. I also went ahead and watched the premiere of The City since I had forsaken myself anyway, but I won't be watching more of that because it just reminded me of how dull, though adorable, Whitney can be. What did you think if you caught these MTV premieres? What I'm Excited for on TV This Week Besides FNL which I'll be watching 2008-style, I'll be watching plenty of awesome TV of the present as well! Here are a few episodes that I'm especially excited to catch this week: Chuck - It's time for more guest stars! Fred Willard (who just had an amazing guest appearance on Modern Family last week) and Swoosie Kurtz ( Pushing Daisies ' Aunt Lily) guest star as a wonderfully happy wealthy couple... who fight crime together as spies! My spidey senses are tingling that this will either encourage or discourage new spy couple Chuck and Sarah! Glee - It's Olivia Newton-John week! During this week's episode, there will be plenty of scandal including a video that surfaces showing Olivia Newton-John performing with Sue Sylvester. I know I may be in the minority here, but I was not crazy about Sue's "Vogue" video for the Madonna episode, but I have hope her Olivia video will be hilarious. What are you looking forward to watching this week on TV? The SideReel Editorial Team is on Twitter! Follow Kendra @sidereelKendra Follow Rachel @sidereelRachel Follow Alex @sidereelAlex Follow Dom @animereel You can also follow us on Twitter @sidereel for the big SideReel happenings and become a fan on Facebook . Last Week's Editorial Columns Kendra's TV Hotspots of the Week: Happy Town Premiere, I Quit The Hills, Scoop on Glee & More! Alex's Reality Rant #5: The Good, The Bad, & The Fugly Of This Week's TV Dom's Boy Meets Reel: Human Target, Street Fighter, and Fantasy Physics Rachel's Get With the Program #5 - Coco Beware, Lost Causes, Sadness

Emily Rios Signs on For Friday Night Lights

Emily Rios is the latest actress/actor to come aboard Friday Night Lights. Earlier this week, it was announced that Lynn Blackburn would play Tami's new friend and co-worker on season five of the show. Before that, Grey Damon was revealed to be the next stud wide received for the Lions. Now, say hello to Rios. She played the character of Maria on Men of a Certain Age this year, and appeared on a 2008 episode of House. She'll star on FNL for at least six episodes as Epyck, a rebellious, goth student. The fifth season of the incredible drama begins production this month. Season four, after finishing its run on DIRECTV, premieres on NBC on April 30. Source Here

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS "Thanksgiving" Season 4 Episode 13 - Preview

Check out a preview for FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS Season 4 Episode 13 "Thanksgiving" which airs Wednesday February 10, 2010 at 9pm on DirecTV's The 101 Network. This is the season finale for Friday Night Lights, which makes me really sad, but on the other hand, I'm glad to know we're still going to get another season. In this episode it looks like Matt is back, so the question is, are him and Julie going to get back together? Synopsis: The Taylors host Thanksgiving dinner. Elsewhere, Eric advises Vince to act more selfishly; a visitor surprises Julie and Landry; Tim makes a tough call; and East Dillon shows support for the Lions. Source & Preview

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS "Laboring" Season 4 Episode 12 - Preview

Check out a preview for FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS Season 4 Episode 12 "Laboring" which airs Wednesday February 3, 2010 at 9pm on DirecTV's The 101 Network. I feel like every week I repeat myself by saying how great this show is, but there is nothing else to say. Each week they bring us great episodes after great episodes and every week they leave me with tears in my eyes. And it looks like this week's episode will continue with that trend. The only sad news is that there are only 2 episodes left before the end of the season, so enjoy them! Synopsis: Eric decides to bench Luke for the big game between the Panthers and the Lions. Elsewhere, Tami tries to pacify her critics; the Riggins brothers adjust to new developments; and Vince sets out to get revenge with Kennard in tow. (Source: TV.com) Source & Preview

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS "Injury List" Season 4 Episode 11 - Preview

Check out a preview for FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS Season 4 Episode 11 "Injury List" which airs Wednesday January 27, 2010 at 9pm on DirecTV's The 101 Network. Wow, it looks like it's going to be such a great episode. I wonder how things will end with Tim, it just doesn't look that great. I'm also really loving the Vince storyline, and it looks like things might get bad for him. Can't wait for the episode! Synopsis: The team can't focus on their next game. Tami gets involved in a controversy. Vince wants to end his deal with Kennard. Julie gets an unexpected phone call from Matt. (Source: TV.com) Source & Preview

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS "I Can't" Season 4 Episode 10

Check out a preview for FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS Season 4 Episode 10 "I Can't" which airs Wednesday January 20, 2010 at 9pm on DirecTV's The 101 Network. This season of Friday Night Lights continues to get better and better. Synopsis: Riggins puts Tami in a tough spot; Julie asks a friend to dinner; Vince's mom has a health crisis; Luke's parents look for ways to help him; and Eric is urged to change his coaching style. (Source: TV Guide) Source & Preview

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS "The Lights of Carrol Park" Season 4 Episode 9

Check out a preview for FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS Season 4 Episode 9 "The Lights of Carrol Park" which airs Wednesday January 13, 2010 at 9pm on DirecTV's The 101 Network. Woo hoo another episode of Friday Night Lights. I always feel like each episode is too short and I never see the time go by. Synopsis: Coach talks tough to shady characters when trying to clean up a park ridden with drugs and gang violence. Becky discovers she's pregnant. Jess's relationship with Landry is heating up. Julie makes a new friend. Source & Preview