Friday Night Lights Saved? or Not?

Categories: Satellite TV,TV Business

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March 6th, 2008

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Update: FNL will be back for Season 3 

3/7 Update: The NY Times says no deal as yet.

Deadline Hollywood Daily is reporting that NBC has partnered with DirecTV to produce the next season of Friday Night Lights. No word on exactly what that means for the show and DirecTV, but it seems that the football, and everything else, will Go On.

 
  • Bryan

    This is the best news of the day. Bill see if you can dig up information on how they are goint to work the NBC/DirctTV angle. I don't have the DirctTV so I hope it will be show on Cable NBC and not just DirctTV NBC. I hope info on that will come in the next few weeks.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    Bryan, that is the big question. Why would DirecTV put up money if they were not given some advantage? Yet, what advantage could NBC provide? I will keep my ear to the ground.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    I'm not a soap opera fan, but DTV and NBC Uni have done this once with Passions

  • Bryan

    This is the best news of the day. Bill see if you can dig up information on how they are goint to work the NBC/DirctTV angle. I don’t have the DirctTV so I hope it will be show on Cable NBC and not just DirctTV NBC. I hope info on that will come in the next few weeks.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    Bryan, that is the big question. Why would DirecTV put up money if they were not given some advantage? Yet, what advantage could NBC provide? I will keep my ear to the ground.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    I’m not a soap opera fan, but DTV and NBC Uni have done this once with Passions

  • Nighthawk

    This is such fantastic news, thank you NBC and DirecTV, which I don't have, but they're on my radar now ! I hope the ink on this deal dries soon, so my life can be in order once again. Thank you, thank you, thank you !!!!

  • Rob

    Incredible news! If ever a show deserved to continue despite low ratings, it is FNL. I will sign with DirectTV if I have to to get access to this show, which is so much more story to tell.

  • Nighthawk

    This is such fantastic news, thank you NBC and DirecTV, which I don’t have, but they’re on my radar now ! I hope the ink on this deal dries soon, so my life can be in order once again. Thank you, thank you, thank you !!!!

  • Rob

    Incredible news! If ever a show deserved to continue despite low ratings, it is FNL. I will sign with DirectTV if I have to to get access to this show, which is so much more story to tell.

  • Jack

    Yes! Friday Night Lights is one of the best dramas on network TV and it damn sure deserves a third season.

  • Jack

    Yes! Friday Night Lights is one of the best dramas on network TV and it damn sure deserves a third season.

  • Christian

    Maybe this is like… that soap opera Passions, which now airs on “The 101″ which is a DirecTV only channel?

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    Yes Christian, I was thinking the same thing. Why would DirecTV invest unless it was getting something *like* exclusive access to the show?

  • Christian

    Maybe this is like… that soap opera Passions, which now airs on “The 101″ which is a DirecTV only channel?

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    Yes Christian, I was thinking the same thing. Why would DirecTV invest unless it was getting something *like* exclusive access to the show?

  • Bryan

    I am going to have to make new friends that have DirectTV so they can tape it for me. I am going to walk the neighborhood today and find some dishes and knock on the doors.LOL

  • kayarn

    my guess is that itll be online before its on nbc. after first being on a directv channel, of course. nbc might be using this show to experiment with alternate types of airing a show.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    I can't imagine DTV not having the broadcast exclusive. I can't imagine it wouldn't be available online only not via iTunes since NBC Uni has at least for the time being bailed out of that deal. I will be surprised if it is available via FREE streaming on NBC's site. That would seem to defeat any benefit for DTV.

  • Bryan

    I am going to have to make new friends that have DirectTV so they can tape it for me. I am going to walk the neighborhood today and find some dishes and knock on the doors.LOL

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