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Armchair Casting Director: 'Friday Night Lights'

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Friday-night-lights_l Friday Night Lights has started scouting Hollywood talent agencies for new season 4 blood. Over the weekend, casting officially got underway for three new series regulars and one recurring guest star to fill the void being left by exiting MVPs Adrianne Palicki, Zach Gilford, and Minka Kelly. Condensed character descriptions are below.

Vince: A charming yet dangerous East Dillon junior. He’s African-American and, when we first meet him, he’s running from the cops. Look for Coach Taylor to put his speed to better use as a member of the Lions. Series regular.

Luke: Vince’s classmate and arch nemesis. He’s Caucasian, cocky, and charming. Reminds some of a young Paul Newman. Dillon’s new geographical breakdown has him playing for the Lions, and he’s not happy about it. Series regular.

Wait, there’s two more after the jump!

Jess: The super-energetic daughter of a onetime NFL hopeful, she knows the game inside and out. When she’s not busy coaching her younger brothers, this sophomore/junior is getting crushed on by every guy in Dillon, East and West. Series regular.

Becky: A freshman beauty queen whose family is purebred trailer trash. Think Blair Waldorf with lousy genes. She finds Riggins in bed with her mother and reacts by trying to seduce him herself. My new favorite character is listed as recurring.

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