It’s been years since “Friday Night Lights” left the air, yet the critically acclaimed TV series centring on the high school football team of a small Texas town remains universally beloved by fans.
This undying affection for the show has led fans to hope for a return visit to Dillon in a “Gilmore Girls”-style reunion, but hopes were seemingly dashed last month when Kyle Chandler (who starred as Dillon Panthers coach Eric Taylor) declared the idea unlikely — and placed the blame squarely on his former TV wife, Connie Britton.
“Connie Britton is the hold-out. She won’t,” Chandler told Us Weekly at the premiere of the third season of his Netflix series, “Bloodline”. “Connie refuses to do it so I’m not going to do it without her.”
However, at least one person has come forward to dispute that claim: Connie Britton! In fact, during a Tuesday appearance on “Today”, Al Roker broached the subject when he asked: “Any chance of a ‘Friday Night Lights’ reunion?”
“Do you know, I just saw Kyle Chandler said that it’s because of me that we’re not doing a reunion,” replied Britton, whose post-“FNL” career has included such series as “American Horror Story” and “Nashville”.
“I thought all this time it was because of him,” she added. “My feeling is, listen, if he wants to do a reunion — I love Kyle, I love the show. I’m just saying, I don’t want to be the hold-out here.”
Finally, she spiked the ball back into her former co-star’s court. “Back to you, Kyle!”