According to Variety, Connie Britton will reprise her Friday Night Lights role in the TV version. Britton will play the wife of Kyle Chandler's character in Friday Night Lights, the NBC pilot inspired by the feature. Britton played the same role -- but opposite Billy Bob Thornton -- in the movie.

NBC Universal TV and Imagine TV are behind Friday Night Lights, which revolves around small-town high school football.