The Emmy and Peabody Award winning ensemble drama, Friday Night Lights begins airing on Memorial Day, May 25, with a special kickoff marathon of the series, presented by Ram Trucks and hosted by country sensation, football lover and Redneck Island co-host Jessie James Decker.
The day-long event begins with the CMT premiere of the Friday Night Lights film, starring Billy Bob Thornton and Tim McGraw, at 9:30 a.m. ET/PT with the marathon kicking off immediately at 12 p.m. ET/PT. Fans are already tweeting with anticipation for the marathon:
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Stay tuned to the CMT Facebook page for the results of the recent poll asking fans to choose their favorite character from season one. Rankings 10-6 will be revealed on Facebook before the marathon kicks off on May 25, followed by the top five favorites on-air throughout the eight-episode marathon.
Starring Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights takes viewers to small town Dillon, Texas, and into the lives of the local high school’s football players, their friends and coaching staff, where only one night matters: Friday night. Throughout its celebrated five-season run, which launched the careers of Taylor Kitsch and Minka Kelly, the series addressed many issues facing contemporary American culture, including rural poverty, ever changing family values, racism, drug abuse, school funding and more.