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  • GOOD MOVE, COACH

    Friday Night Lights Won't Go For it on Fifth Down

    NBC's football-and-family drama will reportedly end after its fifth season, which means good things for the show and its cast.

  • NEWS BRIEFS

    A 24 Movie is On the Clock

    Plus: Heroes ends with more viewers than last week, Chuck gets a finale date, and Melrose Place may be moving out.

  • NEWS BRIEFS

    Another Showrunner Abandons FlashForward

    Plus: New roles for The Shield vet Michael Chiklis, Friday Night Lights' Zack Gilford, and Lost's Daniel Dae Kim.

  • STAFF PICKS

    The Best TV Shows of 2009

    The TV.com staff reveals its top TV shows (and biggest disappointments) of 2009.

  • TALKING WITH THE STARS

    Upcoming Live Chats at TV.com

    Got questions for your favorite TV stars? We'll be chatting with Michael Weatherly from NCIS, Emily Proctor from CSI: Miami, and more.

  • JOIN US ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH AT 1PM PST FOR A LIVE Q&A CHAT WITH TAYLOR KITSCH FROM NBC'S FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS!

    Friday Night Lights chat with Taylor Kitsch!

    Join us on Thursday, November 5th at 1pm PST for a live Q&A chat with Taylor Kitsch from NBC's Friday Night Lights!

  • WITH SO MANY WORTHY CANDIDATES FOR BEST MALE LEAD IN A DRAMA, PICKING FIVE WASN'T EASY; WE'VE GOT SOME SURPRISES AS FINALISTS AND ONE VERY DESERVING WINNER.

    Emmy picks: Lead Actor, drama

    Picking the leading men of drama is no easy task--there are those who deserve to be here, those who have flown under the radar, and those that we just love to watch. What that results in is a pool of dozens of worthy candidates, and coworkers at each other's throats trying to get their picks in the final lot.

  • DIRECTV KEEPS BELOVED SMALL-TOWN DRAMA ALIVE, SAYS REPORT; DEAL WILL ONCE AGAIN SEE SATELLITE COMPANY GET FIRST RUN.

    Friday Night Lights scores two-season pickup

    The pass was contested in the air, but ultimately, quality television came down with the ball and we all came out winners. NBC and DirecTV have finally resolved the fate of Friday Night Lights, granting the show a renewal of not one, but two seasons, says Variety.

  • NBC'S GRIDIRON GRIPPER IN TALKS FOR TWO-SEASON PICKUP, SAYS REPORT; LYLA GARRITY MOVING TO LEAD IN WASHINGTON D.C.

    Friday Night Lights going for two-season conversion

    Most bubble shows would be lucky enough to even get consideration for one season, but NBC's Friday Night Lights is reportedly going for two. The critically acclaimed show was awarded second and third season by the skin of its teeth, narrowly dodging permanent benching last year by striking a cost-sharing deal with DirecTV.

  • THIS WEEK: HEROES RETURNS WITH A NEW VOLUME, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS SAYS GOODBYE; PLUS, AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH THE STARS OF CHUCK.

    What to watch this week on-air and online

    For the week of February 2-February 8: Only 51 more weeks until the next Super Bowl, so let's resume or regular programming. Monday night features Chuck in 3D, a new volume of Heroes, and House's 100th episode. Now available online are clips from Comedy Central's next potential hit and the post-Super-Bowl hour-long episode of The Office. But there's more--read on for our recommendations!

  • BOSS SAYS BROOKE SHIELDS' BUBBLE DRAMA MAY LIVE ON THROUGH PARTNERSHIP ALA FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS.

    NBC trying to save Lipstick Jungle

    Lipstick Jungle's fashion-conscious Wendy Healy may have nothing in common with beer-swigging Tim Riggins of Friday Night Lights, but that may change pretty soon. One NBC executive is looking to keep Lipstick Jungle on the air in much the same way it held onto Friday Night Lights.

  • WE PICK THE TOP 100 THINGS THAT CAUGHT OUR EYE THIS PAST YEAR; IN THIS EDITION: A BETTER WAY TO WATCH THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, A FEW BREAKOUT ACTORS, AND A NERD.

    TV.com Top 100 Everything of 2008: 11-20

    New year, new batch of our top 100. We've only got 20 spots left to cover, and we're revealing half of those inside, which includes some great time jumps, our favorite convention, and an older gentleman in his underwear.

  • SOME SHOWS ARE SO LOADED WITH TALENT, IT'S HARD TO CHOOSE A FAVORITE STAR; WE COUNT DOWN OUR 10 FAVORITE.

    TV.com Top Ten: Best ensemble casts of 2008

    Could you imagine Cheers without Norm? Seinfeld without Newman? Twin Peaks without that dancing midget? These shows of the past were rare in that their casts were practically perfect, top to bottom. Now, strong ensembles are all over the place.

  • FOX'S TOON, NBC'S COMEDY GRAB MOST WRITERS GUILD NOMINATIONS; BREAKING BAD TOPS NEW SHOWS WITH THREE.

    Simpsons, 30 Rock lead WGA noms

    It's that time of year for every clique in Hollywood to dish out awards to the most deserving, and let's be honest here--they usually do a better job than the more mainstream awards. The Writers Guild of America (WGA) is no exception, as this year they've singled out The Simpsons, 30 Rock, and Breaking Bad.

  • SUPERSTARS OF DANCE, MOMMA'S BOYS, HOWIE DO IT BUMP LIPSTICK JUNGLE, CRUSOE.

    New NBC schedule doesn't include Lipstick Jungle

    For fans of female-powered dramas, the hoopla surrounding NBC's Lipstick Jungle took a turn for the worse today. The network announced its January schedule, and there's no sign of Lipstick Jungle or Crusoe (more on that in a minute).

  • NBC'S JANUARY SCHEDULE INCLUDES ANTICIPATED RETURN OF AWESOME DRAMA; SHOW WILL ONCE AGAIN GET LAME TIME SLOT.

    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.

  • TWO OF DILLON'S FINEST WILL BE REDUCED TO RECURRING ROLES NEXT SEASON AS THEY GRADUATE FROM THE BELOVED NBC SHOW.

    Friday Night Lights demotes pair

  • DRAMA LEADS FOR BOTH GENDERS POSTED ONLINE; BREAKING BAD'S CRANSTON, BSG'S MCDONNELL GET THEIR DUES.

    More Emmy shortlist leakage

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young love, teen angst, small town life, southern comfort, Football