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2006 television

Drama takes a serial turn

Networks push an old format, but viewers are choosy about commitment

Zach Gilford stars as the quarterback in NBC's 'Friday Night Lights,' which focuses on a football-crazed town in Texas. Zach Gilford stars as the quarterback in NBC's "Friday Night Lights," which focuses on a football-crazed town in Texas.
By Matthew Gilbert
Globe Staff / December 31, 2006

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Seeing "serial drama" as the TV buzz phrase of 2006 was like finding out that the Andrews Sisters had hit the top of the 2006 Billboard charts. And yet this was the year when that fusty old TV format became quite the item. (Full article: 1135 words)

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