Sunday, April 26, 2015

"Friday Night Lights" shoots here

Series stars Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton hit Temple U and Frankford High.

"Friday Night Lights" shoots here

Friday Night Lights visited Philly on Tuesday to shoot portions of the series finale.

(Yes, the series finale. It will air next season.)

Stars Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton, who play a Texas high school coach and his wife in the NBC series, started midafternoon at Temple University.

Temple was renamed Braemore College for the scenes, in which Britton's character (Tami Taylor) interviews for a job at a college in Philadelphia, of all places. The filming included leafy scenes around Broad Street and Polett Walk.

The company moved to Frankford High for scenes shot on the school's football field -- arguably the greenest high school field in the region nowadays. Chandler met Frankford coach Mike Capriotti and ran drills with players. Frankford will be "Pemberton High," though the school's team will still be known as the Pioneers.
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