Friday Night Lights Renewal Rumor: It’s (Pretty Much) True!
There’s no deal… yet.
That’s what my sources over at the Peacock are telling me in response to a Deadline Hollywood Daily story claiming NBC has picked up Friday Night Lights after partnering with DirecTV. That said, the buzz is that an agreement has been reached and is essentially just awaiting a signature. To which I say, Ohymygodthankyoujesus!
What would an NBC/DirecTV combo look like? I’m not 100 percent certain, but I’m guessing it would be similar to the Law & Order: CI deal NBC brokered with USA, only in this case, FNL would first air on an exclusive DirecTV channel followed by an encore broadcast on NBC. (source)