Pikes Picks: 'Friday Night Lights' on NBC; Adam Carolla's return to TV

By Jen Mulson and Terry Terrones Updated: March 14, 2017 at 12:58 pm • Published: March 9, 2017 0
photo - **FILE** In this Dec. 2, 2008 file photo, "Friday Night Lights" co-stars Kyle Chandler, right, and Connie Britton pose together at the 4th Annual Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif..  (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
**FILE** In this Dec. 2, 2008 file photo, "Friday Night Lights" co-stars Kyle Chandler, right, and Connie Britton pose together at the 4th Annual Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif.. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

I know, I know, I'm way behind the curve on this one - "Friday Night Lights." Not the movie, the TV show that ran for five seasons on NBC beginning in 2006. The show was based on the 2004 film which was based on a 1990 book. I poo-poo'd a friend's recommendation because of its subject matter - high school football. No, thanks. But I decided to open my mind and now, thanks to Netflix, I am hooked. The show revolves around the Dillon Panthers in Dillon, Texas, a close-knit, though occasionally racially divided, team led by the passionate, ethically-sound and wise Coach Eric Taylor (hunky Kyle Chandler). He navigates the drama of high school and small town life with his grounded, supportive wife Tami (the talented Connie Britton). This show can make even the most disinterested football fan into a Panthers groupie. ~Jennifer Mulson

Adam Carolla returns to TV

Adam Carolla is an unusual guy. Not quite a comedian, not quite an actor, he doesn't really fit too many molds yet has managed to make quite a nice living for himself as an entertainer in Hollywood. Carolla has an every man likability to him, which is why I'll certainly be watching his new Spike series "Adam Carolla and Friends Build Stuff Live" when it premieres March 14. Part talk show, part home improvement series, party sitcom I'm not exactly sure what to expect with Carolla's new show but as someone who has followed his career for years, I'm sure it'll at least be interesting. ~Terry Terrones

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