Anyone who knows me, knows that I am OBSESSED with Friday Night Lights. I’ve watched the series in its entirety too many times to count and I really think the world would be a better place if everyone watched it. Really, clear eyes full hearts can’t lose.
Naturally, I’m also a huge Parenthood fan. I say “naturally” because the creator of FNL, Jason Katims, is the mastermind behind Parenthood. The film styles and dialogue are similar, as well as the cast.
Speaking of the cast, Parenthood has added another FNL cast member to it’s spectacular line up. Jurnee Smollett will be joining the team as Heather Hall, a smart, feisty, up-and-coming political dynamo who Kristina hires to be her campaign manager as she runs for local office. Monica Potter, who plays Kristina, has been the focus of a lot of Emmy upset chatter and we agree! Kristina’s battle with breast cancer was the focus of season 4 and it would have been great to see the show recognized for it’s talent.
Smollett joins previous Friday Night Lights cast mates Matt Lauria (also returning season 5), Minka Kelly, Michael B. Jordan, Derek Phillips, Angela Rawna and Jeff Rosick who have also appeared on the show.