"Friday Night Lights" On Verge Of Renewal

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Friday Night Lights is on the verge of being renewed for two seasons, sources tell EW‘s Michael Ausiello.

The new seasons would feature NBC and DirecTV continuing their shared-window partnership, wherein the show airs first on DTV and later in the year on NBC. But apparently it’s either a two-season pickup or no renewal at all.

Still NBC sources remain optimistic that a deal will be worked out, with one insider telling Ausiello that the studio is “actively looking at ways to keep FNL going.”

There are, however, a couple potential problems facing next season: executive producer Jason Katims is attached to NBC’s Parenthood pilot, so if that’s picked up, he’d either have to handle both or choose. FNL‘s go-to director Jeffrey Reiner is also directing NBC’s Trauma pilot, but that doesn’t mean the football drama can’t steal him back.

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