Friday Night Lights to become musical (and guess who's playing coach?)

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Coach, Mrs. Coach, Saracen, Riggins and the rest of the Friday Night Lights crew are going to sing for their scrimmage when a musical version of the former NBC series takes the stage in Los Angeles in 2016.

The Unauthorized Friday Night Lights Musical, from the people behind this year's Unauthorized O.C. Musical, will happen in California next year. The show tweeted the news Tuesday.

Even better for all you Jason Street fans out there: Scott Porter has accepted the role of Coach Eric Taylor in the musical — a gig he celebrated via this Dubsmash. Per E! Online, the FNL songfest is produced by Jordan Ross and Lindsey Rosin, who were behind the unauthorized O.C. and Cruel Intentions musicals staged on the West Coast earlier this year. Ross, Rosin and Cruel Intentions movie writer/director Roger Kumble also have a Cruel sequel series in the works at NBC.

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Friday Night Lights to become musical (and guess who's playing coach?)
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS -- Season 1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Scott Porter as Jason Street, Minka Kelly as Lyla Garrity (Photo by Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS -- Season 1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Zach Gilford as Matt Saracen, Gaius Charles as Brian 'Smash' Williams, Adrianne Palicki as Tyra Collette, Scott Porter as Jason Street, Minka Kelly as Lyla Garrity (Photo by Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS -- Season 1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Aimee Teegarden as Julie Taylor, Jesse Plemons as Landry Clarke (Photo by Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS -- Season 1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Back Row: Minka Kelly as Lyla Garrity, Zach Gilford as Matt Saracen, Adrianne Palicki as Tyra Collette, Gaius Charles as Brian 'Smash' Williams; Front Row: Scott Porter as Jason Street, Taylor Kitsch as Tim Riggins (Photo by Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS -- Season 1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Back Row: Zach Gilford as Matt Saracen, Minka Kelly as Lyla Garrity, Gaius Charles as Brian 'Smash' Williams; Front Row: Taylor Kitsch as Tim Riggins, Adrianne Palicki as Tyra Collette, Scott Porter as Jason Street (Photo by Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS -- Season 1 -- Pictured: Taylor Kitsch as Tim Riggins, Minka Kelly as Lyla Garrity (Photo by Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS -- Season 1 -- Pictured: Kyle Chandler as Eric Taylor (Photo by Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS -- Season 1 -- NBC Series -- Pictured: Minka Kelly as Lyla Garrity (Photo by Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS -- Season 1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Gaius Charles as Brian 'Smash' Williams, Jesse Plemons as Landry Clarke, Minka Kelly as Lyla Garrity, Scott Porter as Jason Street, Aimee Teegarden as Julie Taylor, Connie Britton as Tami Taylor, Kyle Chandler as Eric Taylor, Zach Gilford as Matt Saracen, Adrianne Palicki as Tyra Collette, Taylor Kitsch as Tim Riggins (Photo by Michael Muller/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS -- Season 1 -- Pictured: Kyle Chandler as Eric Taylor (Photo by Michael Muller/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS -- Season 1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Connie Britton as Tami Taylor, Kyle Chandler as Coach Eric Taylor (Photo by Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS -- Season 1 -- Pictured: Scott Porter as Jason Street (Photo by Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS -- 'Pilot' Episode 1 -- Air Date 10/03/2006 -- Pictured: (l-r) Scott Porter as Jason Street, Minka Kelly as Lyla Garrity (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS -- Pilot -- Pictured: Gaius Charles as Brian 'Smash' Williams (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS -- Season 1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Zach Gilford as Matt Saracen (Photo by Michael Muller/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS -- 'Wind Sprints' Episode 103 -- Aired 10/17/2006 -- Pictured: Taylor Kitsch as Tim Riggins -- Photo by: Dean Hendler/NBCU Photo Bank
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS -- 'Wind Sprints' Episode 103 -- Aired 10/17/2006 -- Pictured: Adrianne Palicki as Tyra Collette -- Photo by: Dean Hendler/NBCU Photo Bank
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS -- 'State' Episode 22 -- Aired 04/11/2007 -- Pictured: Taylor Kitsch as Tim Riggins and The Dillon Panthers (Photo by Bill Records/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS -- 'Last Days of Summer' Episode 201 -- Air Date 10/05/2007 -- Pictured: Connie Britton as Tami Taylor (Photo by Bill Records/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS -- 'Last Days of Summer' Episode 201 -- Air Date 10/05/2007 -- Pictured: (l-r) Zach Gilford as Matt Saracen, Jesse Plemons as Landry CLarke (Photo by Bill Records/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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