NBC Throws FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS a Lifeline

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NBC Universal execs are apparently working to bring Friday Night Lights back for a third season by sharing it with rivals. The network is reportedly having serious conversations with the CW, Comcast Entertainment Networks (E!/G4), TNT, and DirecTV about a plan to carve out multiple broadcast windows for the show.

The plan may be something similar to the arrangement NBC worked out for Law & Order: Criminal Intent, which premiered on the USA Network before airing a few months later on NBC. It remains to be seen how a deal would work with a network NBC doesn’t own, however. Variety reports that some people familiar with the talks have complained that Peacock’s asking price for Friday Night Lights is too high.

Still, any indication that NBC is actively working to revive the critically-acclaimed but ratings-challenged series is a good thing, in this FNL fan’s opinion.

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