Guiding Light’s Frank Grillo to Star in Friday Night Lights-Esque Drama For DirecTV

Following the success of Friday Night Lights on DirecTV a few years back, the satellite provider is jumping back into the scripted TV game. TVLine is reporting Guiding Light alum Frank Grillo will star in Navy St., a "gritty family drama" also set in the world of sports. Only this time around it will be mixed martial arts in Venice, California, instead of football in Texas. 

Michael B. Jordan and Fruitvale Station Cast Celebrate Special Screening (PHOTOS)

Former All My Children, Friday Night Lights, Parenthood and The Wire star Michael B. Jordan and his Fruitvale Station co-stars Octavia Spencer and Melanie Diaz posed for pictures with director Ryan Coogler on the film’s special screening red carpet at MOMA, in New York City, on July 8. Check out more photos after the jump!

Will a Friday Night Lights Movie Reunion Ever Happen?

This Friday Night Lights fan has been on the edge of my bleacher seat waiting for the official word that a movie is coming to a theatre near me.  Until then, I’ll take the updates from the field. 

The ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas this past weekend had some of the cast members reuniting, including a surprise visit from Coach (Kyle Chandler) and Tami Taylor (Connie Britton). Find out if there will ever be a reunion movie after the jump!

Natalie Hall Lands New CW Gig

According to Deadline, All My Children alum Natalie Hall (ex-Colby) has landed a new gig. The actress has been cast in The CW’s new pilot Oxygen.  The show will follow a normal teenage girl, Emery (Aimee Teegarden), who falls for an alien boy, Roman (Matt Lanter), when nine aliens, dubbed The Orions, are integrated into her high school. 
The former Pretty Little Liars bad girl will play a human named Taylor, the school’s Queen Bee.  Taylor’s friendship with Emery will be strained when the latter gets close to The Orions. 

Michael B. Jordan Weighs in on AMC Cancellation Rumors

Michael B. Jordan's career has come a long ways since his early acting gigs on HBO’s The Wire and ABC’s All My Children. He currently appears on NBC’s family drama Parenthood and is must see on the upcoming broadcast run of Friday Night Lights. During an interview with WTAM 1100 Cleveland, Jordan was asked how he felt about the All My Children cancellation rumors.
IHR: You got your start on (ABC soap) All My Children, and lately there's been talk that the show may be canceled. How do you feel about that?

Michael: It's dear to my heart because that's where I kind of got my chops from, so it's a little sad to see it go, but I'm all about evolution and change. There was an era for soap operas, and there was a time when soap operas were the thing to watch. But, seeing how reality TV is taking over that time slot, it's kind of like pushing them out like, 'Hey, old guys, it's over for you.' I'm sad, but at the same time I'm privileged to see a new era coming about. Still, if I was on a soap, I'd be pissed!

Friday Night Lights returns to NBC for its final broadcast season April 15.

The Doctors’ Travis Stork Wants to Know Why People Aren’t Watching Friday Night Lights?

As if my DC/PC cohort Regan Cellura didn't have enough reasons to drool over The Bachelor star-turned-daytime talk show host Dr. Travis Stork, now the hunky E.R. physician has admitted his favorite series is Regan's beloved Friday Night Lights.

"'Friday Night Lights' is my favorite show for the last few years. That's the show that I can't miss," says Dr. Stork. "I've never seen a show that was of higher quality that people didn't watch."