In order to fill their void, the show cast several new actors and had each one audition with Taylor Kitsch.
The actors that could hold their own against him in a scene were offered a role on the show.
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The series would win an Emmy in 2007 for Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series and Kyle Chandler would win in 2011 in the category of Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama.
Jason Katims also won an Emmy in 2011 for penning the series finale. Tim Riggins was usually drunk and puking on any given episode of and at first so was the actor that played him. Taylor Kitsch became ill while filming during the first season, because the home that was the setting for the Riggins homestead smelled and was full of mold. Kitsch admitted that a doctor came to the set and urged them not to film in the house because it was a hazard to their health.
decided to go in an entirely new direction for the series’ fourth season.
Coach Taylor would become the football coach of East Dillon High and many of the show’s lead actors (Minka Kelly, Adrianne Palicki, etc.) ventured off to new acting roles, but would still appear on the show from time to time.
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.He claimed that Chandler was too good looking to believably play a high school football coach.Berg originally wanted country singer Dwight Yoakam in the role, but he wanted more money than the network was willing to offer him.When NBC failed to obtain the rights to the book, they decided to develop another TV show devoted to high school football.It was called and aired for 8 episodes during the fall of 1993.Ben Affleck, Denise Richards, and Michael Cudlitz all starred on the series.