Review | Friday Night Lights

Credit: Bill Records/NBC

Airs Wednesday 2/9

Us Rating: ***

It's the last hurrah for the venerable Texas football drama, which wraps up after five seasons. First, the East Dillon Lions and their crosstown rivals learn which team must fold due to budget cuts. And on the home front, coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler) faces a game-changer when wife Tami (Connie Britton) wants to take a job in Philadelphia. Plus, troubled loves Tyra (Adrianne Palicki) and Riggins (Taylor Kitsch) try to reconnect. Heartfelt and satisfying resolutions abound, and devoted fans will shed a happy tear -- or two. (Direct TV, 9 P.M.)

--JOHN GRIFFITHS