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Exclusive: 'Friday Night Lights' recruits 'Lipstick Jungle' hottie

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Matt-Lauria_lHas 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.)

FNL’s 13-episode fourth season debuts Oct. 28 on DirecTV.

So, has Friday Night Lights found its next Tim Riggins? Sound off below!

THIS JUST IN: Find out who’ll be playing Lauria’s on-screen nemesis!