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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Woo Hoo! Friday Light Nights renewed

You did it, FNL fans! NBC has officially renewed Friday Night Lights.

That sound you heard – it’s a deep sigh of relief.

The network honchos made the announcement Wednesday at its schedule presentation. The cost-sharing deal that enticed NBC to bring the show back is with the satellite company DirecTV.

“We all love it, we all believe in it, and we are going to continue to deliver it, hopefully for years to come,” NBC honcho Ben Silverman said today at the NBC event.

Before you get too excited, though, you should know that DirecTV will get to air the new episodes first, in the fall, while NBC “will delay broadcasting the same episodes until the winter, months after satellite subscribers have seen them,” according to New York Times TV blogger Brian Stelter.

So, what do you think of this development, Tubers? The show is sticking around which is fantastic news, but those of us that don’t have DirecTV are going to have to work overtime probably to avoid being spoiled.

I know it’s a pain, but at least we get to keep one of TV’s most well-written and acted shows. And for that, I’m willing to do a cheer myself.


obxrulz said...

Woo HOOO indeed. I'm thrilled the show is coming back even if we won't get to watch it until winter. I'll put up with the inconvenience. At least it's back.

Anonymous said...

I don't see how this deal will help NBC's ratings of the show, if half the people start watching it on DirecTV. Weird.

Steve in NY said...

I'm not buying DirecTV just to watch FNL a few months early. But you're right about spoilers, Tube Talk Girl, how the heck will we ever avoid them?

Seth Michaels said...

I'm happy about the news, but can I just say that this deal sucks.

NBC should get to air the show first. We've been loyal to NBC in supporting the show, and the least they could do is give fans who watch it on NBC the chance to see the new season episodes first. Once again, NBC proves it hates its fans.

Anonymous said...

Yay!!!!!! I'm just happy the show is back, i'll take it any way i can get it.

Kimberly said...

I have Dish Network. Damn it!

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