New Release: Friday Night Lights Season 5 DVD

Friday Night Lights TV show sceneThe fifth and final season of TV show Friday Night Lights was released on DVD on April 5, 2011, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

The television series, which aired on NBC, stars Kyle Chandler (The Day the Earth Stood Still) as Eric Taylor, coach for a high school football team in a small town in Texas. Connie Britton (A Nightmare On Elm Street) plays his wife and Aimee Teegarden (upcoming Scream 4) his daughter. The show follows the coach, his family, the students and town residents, reflecting many of the issues of small-town America. The cast also includes, Taylor Kitsch (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Adrianne Palicki (Legion) and Jeremy Sumpter (Soul Surfer).

Despite being highly acclaimed by critics and garnering a loyal group of fans, the drama often found itself on the low side of ratings and surrounded by rumors of cancellation. But, the show survived for five seasons. Friday Night Lights‘ fourth season was released on DVD last August.

Originally, the series was a spin-off of the 2004 movie Friday Night Lights, which was based on the book by Buzz Bissinger.

Priced at $34.98, the DVD set of Friday Night Lights: The Fifth Season includes these special features:

  • deleted scenes
  • photo gallery/yearbook
  • featurette “The Lights Go Out” as the cast and crew say goodbye
  • and two commentaries, one with director Michael Waxman on “Don’t Go” and one with executive producer and showrunner Jason Katims on “Always.”

Here’s the promo for the final season of the show:


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Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.