Friday Night Lights: Season 4 (2009 - 2010)

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Critic Consensus: In its penultimate season, Friday Night Lights continues the raw, heartfelt drama fans expect while adding a few fresh narrative twists.

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Episodes

1
Air date: Oct 28, 2009
2
Air date: Nov 4, 2009
3
Air date: Nov 11, 2009
4
Air date: Nov 18, 2009
5
Air date: Dec 2, 2009
6
Air date: Dec 9, 2009
7
Air date: Dec 16, 2009
8
Air date: Jan 6, 2010
9
Air date: Jan 13, 2010
10
Air date: Jan 20, 2010
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Cast

Kyle Chandler
as Eric Taylor
Connie Britton
as Tami Taylor
Taylor Kitsch
as Tim Riggins
Aimee Teegarden
as Julie Taylor
Jesse Plemons
as Landry Clarke
Blue Deckert
as Mac Macgill
Brad Leland
as Buddy Garrity
Zach Gilford
as Matt Saracen
Derek Phillips
as Billy Riggins
Louanne Stephens
as Lorraine Saracen
Stacey Oristano
as Mindy Collette
D.W. Moffett
as Joe McCoy
Jeremy Sumpter
as J.D. McCoy
Matt Lauria
as Luke Cafferty
Michael B. Jordan
as Vince Howard
Jurnee Smollett-Bell
as Jess Merriweather
Minka Kelly
as Lyla Garrity
Stephanie Hunt
as Devin Corrigan
Janine Turner
as Katie McCoy
Angela Rawna
as Regina Howard
Timothy F. Crowley
as Coach Crowley
Drew Waters
as Wade Aikmen
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Critic Reviews for Friday Night Lights Season 4

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (15)

Friday Night Lights is rather brilliantly reinventing itself on the fly.

Jan 31, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Quirky, funny, smart, wonderful acting, surprise cameos by cherished actors (Steve Harris, The Practice), and a one-two punch by Chandler and Britton that is unbeatable. What's not to love?

Jan 31, 2014 | Rating: A+ | Full Review…
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With plenty of frankness and compassion, the Friday Night Lights writers continue to provide Friday night with its brightest light.

Jan 31, 2014 | Full Review…

I'm disappointed that the finale (and the entire season, I think) passed without a single "clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose." But coach Taylor's pep talk at practice was almost better.

Feb 5, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

FNL remains at the top of its game while also continuing to depict Texas as much more than a drawling board of cartoonish characters. That's basically a first on network television

Feb 5, 2015 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

There's definitely a joy to this series, no matter how dire things get for its characters.

Feb 3, 2014 | Full Review…

"Friday Night Lights" is back, y'all, and if the Season Four opener is any indicator, it's as good as ever.

Jun 15, 2018 | Full Review…

There aren't many high school shows - or shows, period - that get better in their fourth seasons.

Jan 31, 2014 | Full Review…

Football is the framework for what remains a gritty, family drama with enormous heart.

Jan 31, 2014 | Full Review…

Once again, I marvel at the fact that I even still have the privilege of writing about [it]. This show has defied the odds to a spectacular extent, and the fact that it is now in Season 4 is just awesome. And as usual, this show is awesome as well.

Feb 3, 2014 | Rating: 8.8/10 | Full Review…

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