‘Varsity Blues’ TV show coming to CMT


In 1999, “Varsity Blues” swept the nation as one of the more hilarious football movies that gave a reality-gripping look into high school football in Texas.

With memorable characters like Billy Bob, played by the late Ron Lester and Tweeder, played by the hilarious Scott Caan, it is hard to believe that same magic could ever be captured again.

However, CMT will attempt to do so as the film will be turned into a television series, along the same lines that “Friday Night Lights” was created after the success of the film. Deadline reported that Peter Iliff, who wrote the 1999 film, will be on as the lead writer for the show, meaning we should get memorable characters, like the vile Coach Kilmer, who was played by Jon Voight in the film.

The only bad thing about this movie being turned into a film is the channel it is on. CMT is a fine destination for a show about Texas high school students, but it is cable and that means we won’t be seeing any whipped cream bikinis.

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Caleb is a young veteran of the sports journalism world that has a passion for college football, mostly the SEC, but namely the LSU Tigers. He also has an affinity for the Georgia Southern Eagles, because who doesn't love Erk Russell and national championships, right? He has experience working in print and online media as well as broadcasting, working with his high school alma mater football team and the Savannah Bananas.
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