Friday Night Lights returns in January

NBC has released its schedule for January, and for regular viewers of the network (I'm sure there are some of you out there), it will look, for the most part, like an entirely foreign landscape. However, amid all of the one-month vacations for most shows is the earlier-than-expected return of a critics' favorite: Friday Night Lights.

Matt Saracen, Lyla Garrity, Timmy Riggins, and Coach Eric Taylor get back to business on January 16, slightly earlier than expected. You may recall that the show--a favorite of critics and the TV.com office--was a big underdog to get renewed before NBC worked out a deal with DirecTV to split costs. In return, DirecTV got first-run rights and is currently airing season three to its subscribers.

The original plan was to air Friday Night Lights on NBC in February, but apparently the network decided to jump the snap. Although it's great to have Friday Night Lights back, NBC still didn't see fit to place it in a decent time slot; it'll air on Fridays at 9 p.m. Listen, I don't care what the name of the show is, you don't have to air it on Fridays just because of the title. Sheesh.

Season three has so far been rated fairly high by TV.com users lucky enough to own DirecTV (or illegally download episodes--shame on you!), and we can't wait to see what's in store for the Dillon Panthers.

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I love this show. This is really an amazing tv series and i watched all the episodes of this tv show online on http://download-Friday-night-lights.edogo.com/
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Great news !!!!!!!!!!1
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Can't wait to for it to show on NBC/WPXI

I glad it show early in Janurary because two of other realty shows is coming in Feb which both on CBS/KDKA
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Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Just in time to prevent post-season football withdrawl!
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If you don't watch, Tim Riggins will punch you. But he'll do it in such a way that you actually feel for the guy punching you. He's just that awesome.
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Friday at 9pm? That kinda stinks as it will go up against Whedon's Dollhouse soon after it starts. FNL will likely be on my DVR.
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I am excited to see Friday Night lights back and I think the timeslot for Friday is not that bad at all. I know that it is usally considered the graveyard for shows but the economy is in the crapper and more and more people are staying in now.
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BSG and FNL return on the same frakking day? I'm gonna lose it!!
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I'm so glad that the FNL's coming back! Looking forward to it. Who cares if it's Friday @ 9? It's back, that's all that matters. As for the time being inconvenient, that's what PVRs were invented for...
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Can't wait to see season 3. Awesome show!!!
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Amazing Show, Awesome Season 3! So far, its as good (and sometimes better) than season 1! I love every minute of it! Hope it gets renewed for a full season 4.
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cant wait. cant wait
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I've been able to watch the show because my friend TiVo's it for me, but I'll be sure to re-watch come January in order to keep the ratings up! So far season 3 has surpassed all the other seasons for me! The writing is absolutely fantastic, and I've been telling everyone I know to watch seasons 1 and 2 during the holidays for free on nbc.com!
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I'm a big fan of Friday Night Lights. I like that it actually comes on Friday night but it does get bad ratings because of it. I'll mark January 16th on my Google calendar. It won't be too hard to remember though since Smallville and Supernatural comes back January 15th. :D
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Finally!!!!!!
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Finally!!!!!!
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Seems like NBC just doesn't know what to do with a show that is clearly a winner.
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Nooooo! Same time as Dollhouse.
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FNL almost back? That's great news. I've been waiting for this to come back -- what a great script this is week to week.
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I love this show and people need to watch it. Make sure that DirecTV owners also watch the new episodes when they premiere on NBC! We need a bigger audience.
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I have DirecTV. I wouldn't call the experience lucky tho..HOORAY for Friday Nights Lights YO!
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Love the show and I hope the time slot doesn't hurt the show too much.
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go panthers!
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yayyyyyyyyyy!
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NBC needs to renew this show. It gets no respect at all..
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