Friday Night Lights Gets Renewed

Rejoice Dillon Panther fans, the boys will live to play another game. In a surprising move, much-maligned NBC has renewed high school football drama Friday Night Lights for not one, but two additional seasons, ordering a total of 26 episodes. The network’s partnership deal with DirecTV, in which the dish premieres the season before it runs on broadcast television, was apparently a success in the eyes of NBC, which is starving for hits. The best parents on the small screen, Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton, are also set to return to the critically loved, well-written show.