Two More Seasons of Friday Night Lights?
I know I am not the only DC'er in love with the critically acclaimed Friday Night Lights so I will spread the hopeful news that has me smiling from ear to ear: FNL may be getting a two season pick up! According to Michael Ausiello (EW.com), who has the exclusive news, it's looking good that FNL will get a fourth season as NBC and DirecTV try to work out a deal. Season three, airing now on NBC, had its first run on DirecTV.
Sources confirm to me exclusively that NBC is engaged in active talks with DirecTV to extend their unique shared-window experiment with Friday Night Lights. But there's a catch -- and it's a good one. According to an insider close to the negotiations, DTV and NBC might only seal the deal if they can get – holy Connie Britton Taylor! -- a two-season pickup.
Friday Night Lights fans know that this season we saw a few characters exit the canvas and a few more are graduating at the season's end. What changes are in store for FNL should the series get a fourth season pick-up? According to Ausiello, changes could be happening behind the camera as the show's executive producer Jason Katims (Roswell) and director Jeffrey Reiner are both attached to NBC pilots. What's happening in front of the camera? Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler), Tami (Connie Britton), Julie (Aimee Teegarden, appearing now on 90210) and Landry (Jesse Plemmons) should all return for season four.