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'Friday Night Lights' ordered back on field

May 10, 2007 |  3:20 pm


It’s a TOUCHDOWN for NBC’s “Friday Night Lights"! The Texas football drama — its about much more than football — has been renewed for a full second season. No word yet on what night NBC will air a show that has struggled in the ratings (against stiff-armed competition) but quickly became one of the season’s biggest critical darlings. Kudos go to NBC President of Entertainment Kevin Reilly, a big fan of the show, for showing patience and letting the fans spend a little more time with Coach Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler) and the Dillon Panthers.

--Maria Elena Fernandez

(Photo: Michael Muller / NBC)