NBC has ordered two more seasons of Friday Night Lights, the critically acclaimed, if struggling, drama set before a Texan high school football team.
The approval is for two seasons of 13 episodes each to premiere on cable network DirecTV with a second screening on NBC. The deal follows a ‘roadblock’ in negotiations between the two media companies.
To keep costs even down, the two upcoming seasons will be filmed back-to-back.
Creator/executive producer Jason Katims is now overseeing the pilot of Parenthood, both series being produced by the same studio, UMS.
Of course FNL is much more than a show about football, with deeper themes for its youthful characters.
Friday Night Lights currently in Australia on FOX8, after it began on the now defunct TEN HD.
Source: Hollywood Reporter