Just as I was losing faith in TV networks comes this great news today from NBC.
“We’re proud to reward an authentic, poignant series like ‘Friday Night Lights’ with a full-season order, demonstrating our confidence in it’s appeal and quality,” said Reilly. “Television critics and devoted fans have supported the show with well-deserved praise for the executive producers, writers and exceptionally talented cast.”
I couldn’t have said it better myself. If there was a show that I was sure was going to be cancelled it was Friday Night Lights. It isn’t a procedural like one of the 10,000 CBS shows. It isn’t a high concept show like Heroes or Lost. It isn’t a soapy show like Desperate Housewives. It isn’t edgy like The Sopranos or The Shield. It isn’t a cult favourite like Battlestar Galactica.
Friday Night Lights is just great TV with a fantastic cast, interesting and multi-dimensional characters and stories that are full of humour and drama. Most of all, it’s a show that leaves you at the end of every episode feeling not only entertained but exhilarated.
Kudos to NBC for renewing Friday Night Lights for a full season and making a decision that most other networks wouldn’t have the patience or good taste to make.