Sure, I know that season 4 has already been seen by a bunch of people with a DirecTV subscription, but unlike those folks, I have regular old cable, and haven’t had a chance to watch anything from this season.  And for the most part, I’m completely unspoiled, which is incredible considering I follow some huge FNL fans on Twitter!

That said, tonight marks the return of FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS to the NBC fold, with an 8PM premiere before an all new Dateline NBC.  When we left our friends in Dillon, the unthinkable had happened – that horrible Joe McCoy had managed to have a hand in ousting my man Coach Eric Taylor as coach.  CET heads to East Dillon in a new redistricting situation in the opener, and I cannot wait!   This season, we have the goodbye of Matt Saracen and Lyla Garrity, and some incredible new cast members – Michael B Jordan, Madison Burge, Jurnee Smollett (Denise!), and Matt Lauria join Zach Gilford, Aimee Teegarden, Connie Britton, Kyle Chandler, Taylor Kitsch, Brad Leland, and Jesse Plemmons for what should be an incredible and tear-inducing season!

Follow the jump for a few preview videos of what to expect this season!