Monday, August 17, 2009

Lauria & Jordan Join FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS

Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello is reporting that Matt Lauria has joined the cast of FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS.

Has FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS found its next Tim Riggins?

LIPSTICK JUNGLE's Matt Lauria—he played Lindsay Price’s gay assistant on the late NBC soap—is joining the season 4 cast in the series regular role of Luke, a charming yet cocky junior who reluctantly finds himself playing for Coach Taylor’s East Dillon squad.

Luke is one of four new characters being introduced to help fill the void left by Adrianne Palicki, Minka Kelly, and Zach Gilford (who’ll now be returning for seven episodes.)

Ausiello also reports Michael B. Jordan is joining the cast.

The alum of ALL MY CHILDREN and THE WIRE is joining Friday Night Lights as Vince, East Dillon’s resident troublemaker. Although charming at times, the junior running back can be dangerous and menacing—a result of his crime-riddled upbringing. He quickly finds himself at odds with the team’s new pretty boy Luke.

FNL returns on October 28 on DirecTV's The 101.


  1. Ausiello has also reported ex-All My Children star Michael B. Jordan has joined the show as well!

  2. Wow... with all these additions, it's beginning to sound like "FNL: The New Class". Good thing our "Mr. Belding" is still coaching.

  3. Peter, if you compare Kyle Chanlder's brilliant Eric Taylor to Mr. Belding ever again, we may have to ban you from this site! LOL But I understand what you're saying. I think it's similar to what DEGRASSI does.

    Qua Lynn, thanks for the update. I'll up date the original post.

  4. I caught up on this show last summer and absolutely fell in love with it. I'm looking forward to the new season, and am completely over the moon about Michael B. Jordan joining the cast!!!