I didn’t think it was going to make. It’s been on the brink of cancellation ever since it premiered. Why? Because it’s a great show. Often compared to another critically acclaimed show, with a huge cult following (Arrested Development), Friday Night Lights has been (unofficially — but any day now) renewed for not one but two more seasons. The show will most likely follow the strange format of being first-aired on DirectTV (DirectTV is co-producing) and then aired on NBC. There are only 3 episodes left in Season 3 so I am damn happy to know that won’t be it.
Here’s the current word on the street:
After hinting a couple of weeks ago that the much-loved (around here, anyway) yet perpetually on-the-brink-of-cancellation series Friday Night Lights was likely getting picked up for another season, EW‘s Michael Ausiello has committed to the news, saying the done deal will be announced any day now. Even better, the show is coming back for two seasons, most likely to be aired on DirectTV before segueing over to NBC, as was the case with the show’s third season.
Ausiello also says that Adrienne Palicki (Tyra) and Minka Kelly (Lyla) will be leaving the show, but probably not before a multi-episode sendoff like the ones given to Scott Porter (Jason Street) and Gaius Charles (Smash) last season. But never fear, we’ve still got Coach and Mrs. Coach (and, presumably, Riggins and Saracen, even though they’re supposedly college-bound) to keep things interesting in Dillon.
There is some bad news. Minka Kelly, one of the best reasons to tune in each week, will be leaving. There is a shinning silver lining…she’ll be straring in movies, posing mostly nude for magazine covers and in my blumptastic fantasies. Finally, some good news in the depressing world of crap television.
“Clear eyes, full hearts can’t lose!”