Posted July 21, 2010

Temple U. becomes ‘Braemore College’ for a day


Ryan S. Brandenberg / Temple University
 

The NBC television show “Friday Night Lights” filmed scenes for an upcoming episode on Temple’s Main Campus on Tuesday, provoking more than a few double-takes from passersby.

As part of the filming, crews hung a sign for the fictional “Braemore College” on Temple’s hallmark wrought iron gate at Broad Street and Polett Walk. In addition, the ubiquitous Temple “T” flags that line light poles on Polett Walk were taken down and replaced with Braemore “B” flags of the same distinctive cherry color.

Ryan S. Brandenberg / Temple University

“The gate onto Broad Street and the Bell Tower were great architectural centerpieces for a college campus,” said show producer Nan Bernstein. “The gate also provided an opportunity to enter the school from Broad Street and show we were in Philadelphia.”

By Wednesday, the film crew, the sign and the Braemore “Bs” were gone, and the Temple name was fully restored.

Those curious about the transformation will have to wait until the final episode of this season’s “Friday Night Lights,” when all will be revealed.

 
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