Britton’s character was named Sharon Gaines and was married to the town’s football coach, while Leland played John Aubrey, a huge supporter of the high school football team.Much of Britton’s role was cut from the final version of the movie so she was adamant to star in the series. The show struggled to stay on the air for two seasons before NBC decided to strike a deal with Direct TV that allowed the cable provider to air fresh new episodes of the series before NBC would air them later in the year.The tactic worked and the drama, that starred Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton, was able to last for 5 glorious seasons.Once the final scene was shot of the finale, the cast and crew decided to have a few beers and socialize at a bar called Midnight Rodeo which is located in Austin, Texas where a majority of the series was shot.Once the bar closed, everyone proceeded to go to one of the football fields where many episodes were shot and played a game of flag football.Thankfully, the actress did not take the role because shortly after the series debuted, Lohan headed into a downward spiral of drugs, alcohol, and jail never a real ratings contender, but it was always a critics darling.
Gaius Charles, who played Brian “Smash” Williams for the first two seasons of Tim Gerstenberger received a BA degree in Communication from Saginaw Valley State University and a MSA degree in Human Resources from Central Michigan University. He has had a passion for TV since an early age and some of his current favorite shows include: Friends, The Office, How I Met Your Mother, Saved by the Bell, Happy Endings, Friday Night Lights, Bones, The Mindy Project, Chicago Fire, This Is Us, Superstore, and The Good Wife.
The producers assured her that she would get a beefier storyline and they were right!
Peter Berg directed the movie and the first episode of the television series.
She had just starred in and had proven to be bankable actress.
She was the first girl to be offered the role of Tyra Collette.