E! Online’s Kristin is reporting that the critically acclaimed, but ratings challenged NBC drama series Friday Night Lights is returning for a third season. Kristin is confident in the news she heard from an unnamed cast member at the Paley festival: “It’s happening. I’m not supposed to say anything. We’re not supposed to say anything. But it is happening. I want you to know.” She added that the rest of the castmembers were feeling “optimistic” and “hopeful” and “good” about a third-season pickup.