NBC has announced that the fifth and final season of Friday Night Lights will premiere on the network on Friday, April 15, 2011.
The series has already been airing on DirecTV’s The 101 and will finish out its run with its series finale next Wednesday, February 9. The season five DVD is scheduled to be released on April 5. So yes…the fifth season will be available to watch via DVD 10 days before it begins airing on NBC.
Source: What’s Alan Watching? | HitFix