DirecTV and NBC have finalized a deal to produce 26 more episodes, to be aired over the course of two seasons, of the critically hailed, but poorly rated, NBC series Friday Night Lights.
The 26-episode order will likely be the last for the series, given its low ratings. The 26 episodes will be produced consecutively without a break, but DirecTV will air the episodes as two 13-episode seasons. NBC will get a second window of Friday Night Lights episodes after they air on DirecTV, just as they’re doing currently with the third season.
Through 11 episodes this season, Friday Night Lights has averaged a 2.7/4 HH rating/share, 3.98M viewers and a 1.3/4 A18-49 rating/share on NBC.
But forget the ratings, I love this series and am thrilled to see it’ll be around for at least two more seasons.
Source: TV Week