Friday Night Lights
It's the least Friday Night Lights could do for Landry.
After he was forced to beat a guy to death, and later left hanging on the side of the road by Tyra and unceremoniously dumped by Jess, Landry (Jesse Plemons) got to spend his last days bumming around with Dillon's finest. I can think of no better way to send the guy off, still standing — and smiling.
Cheers to Jurnee Smollett for completing a tricky arc on Friday Night Lights.
When the TGIF alum (who costarred with five of her siblings in the 1994-5 sitcom On Our Own) joined FNL at the start of Season 4 ...
The Dillon Panthers are losing a very valuable player.
Friday Night Lights' Jesse Plemons is not returning for the show's fifth season, EW reports.
"We feel we didn't have substantial enough storylines to justify keeping such an immensely talented actor from pursuing what we know will be continue to be a very successful career," executive producer Jason Katims told EW. "Jesse has created one of Friday Night Lights' finest and most beloved characters, and I can tell you this was...
Jesse Plemons by Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage.com
Jesse Plemons is moving on from his geeky teen ways of Friday Night Lights and heading down a new path of life dealing the wacky tabackyBest known for his role as Landry Clarke on NBCs acclaimed FNL Plemons will be playing the pot-dealing Jesus in the new indie comedy Shrink Amongst his top clients is none other than Kevin Spacey The cast also includes Robin Williams and Saffron Burrows The film follows Hollywoods A-list psychiatrist Henry Carter Spacey who turns to weed to deal with a personal tragedy Only problem is all that doobage is affecting his ability to help his patients including a hasbeen actress insecure young writer and a OCD agent Gina DiNunno
Eric Roberts by Chris Large/NBC
So is there anything to fear in Fear Itself The new NBC summer horror anthology premieres on June 5 and if the first episode Sacrifice is any indication audiences will more likely be more grossed out than freaked But you will get to see some familiar faces in these scary stories Friday Night Lights star Jesse Plemons plays one of the lead characters in the first installment When Plemons was asked if his Sacrifice character sounded similar to Landry on FNL he responded I kind of pictured him as a similar type of guy as Landry on Friday Night Lights Theres a dialogue in the script it just seemed like he is one of those kids that didnt quite fit inEric Roberts is the star of the second episode Spooked and says he was drawn to the part because of the producers great reputations and that his commitment came through because of the script itself It was just juicy Apparently Roberts has been offered to play many crazy people but this guy was kin
Jesse Plemons and Adrianne Palicki in Friday Night Lights by Bill Records/NBC Photo
Cheers to Friday Night Lights for wrapping up a controversial subplot in typically subtle fashion. When Landry killed Tyra's attacker in this season's opener, some fans cried foul, worrying such a melodramatic twist could be a proverbial jump-the-shark moment. But the ethical dilemma was achingly well-acted by Jesse Plemons, Adrianne Palicki and especially the excellent Glenn Morshower (24) as Landry's conflicted-cop father. When Landry told Tyra the police had decided not to press charges, the look of confusion in his eyes proved FNL is no over-the-top soap. Rather, it's the rare prime-time drama that takes matters of morality seriously. Read and react to Bruce's opinions on ER, Top Model and more! Share your own raves and rants about other shows on the Reader Cheers & Jeers discussion board. We may feature your Cheer or Jeer on TVGuide.com or in TV Guide magazine!
Calista Flockhart, Dave Annable and Sally Field in Brothers & Sisters by Craig Sjodin/ABC
Hows this for irony? All last week, trying not to get too depressed about what a protracted writers strike might mean for the TV season and the industry at large, I was secretly looking forward to a weekend getaway: catching former Alias star Jennifer Garners Broadway debut in a revival of Cyrano, opposite Kevin Kline and Rescue Mes Daniel Sunjata. Unfortunately, my tickets were for Saturday night, by which time the stagehands union had initiated their own sudden walkout and work stoppage.At this rate, I might actually finish the book Ive been reading since mid-October.(Thankfully, I was lucky enough to catch Aaron Sorkin's new play, The Farnsworth Invention, before the strike. It was scheduled to have its official opening night later this week, but when it reopens, I predict a healthy run for this fascinating, entertaining play recounting the birth of television.)While consumers of TV, movies and even theater wait for unions and producers to reac...
You mean Landry? Jesse Plemons, Kyle Chandler by Bill Records/NBC
Guest blogger Casey Marsella (Heroes) here! Leah couldn't make it tonight, but I'll do my best to recap this amazing show!Landry! Landry! Landry!Jesse Plemons made Dillon (and FNL fans) stand up and cheer tonight. His performance is what I love about this show. Ive always noticed that the people who seem "out of place" are usually the ones most comfortable in their own skin. Landry used to be the goofy, one-liner sidekick, but he was always sure of himself. Tonight he proved that. His halftime speech was the highlight of the episode: "We can win together or lose alone." It was the perfect lead-in to: Clear eyes. Full hearts. Cant lose!So, whos together and whos alone?Lets start with the Taylors. Tami is thrilled to have her husband back, but not enough to give him the "green light." Coach was gently shot down and forced to sleep on the couch so Tami could finally get a good nights sleep. The next day, the bags under his eyes initiated an unwanted ...
MacGregor is out and Taylor is in. Chris Mulkey by Bill Records/NBC
Episode Recap: "Backfire"Who didn't have a little flutter in his (or her) heart when Coach Taylor, back in his Dillon Panther blues, stood up in front of that room like nothing had changed and said, "Let's go. Let's have some fun today"? What a way to end an episode that already just seemed to fly by.Aside from that weird, Mafia-like threat from Coach MacGregor ("I have a family, too, and you just remember that. I'll be seeing you again"), Eric's homecoming was nothing less than joyous. Julie and Tami are well on their way to patching things up, especially now that it looks like the grungy Swede might be out of the picture. Matt Saracen has someone back on his side again, and Buddy should probably be considered the town hero.Ah, Buddy. We may have just been witness to the only game in Panther history that Buddy honestly wanted his beloved team to lose. It was quite a sight to watch him hold back a grin as Smash got blocked again and again, leaving Dillon with a humiliating loss on t...
Question: What you think of the new season of Desperate Housewives? So far it's been an enjoyable surprise to me. It may not be (and probably won't ever be) as solid as the first season, but I have found it much more enjoyable than Grey's Anatomy lately, especially any scenes between Marcia Cross and Dana Delany. Also, I recently started watching Friday Night Lights, and I've read about all the disdain for the Tyra-Landry storyline. Personally, it has been my favorite storyline so far. Adrienne Palicki and Jesse Plemons are terrific, especially in the last scene of the second episode. Do you really think the murder subplot takes away from the show?
Answer: On Desperate Housewives: I wholeheartedly agree. Dana Delany is the best thing to happen to Wisteria Lane in quite a while, and her simmering rivalry with Marcia Cross' Bree is great fun. The show itself has generally become a lot more watchable (though still uneven), and I'm actually finding myself looking forward to it most Sundays.