Monday, May 14, 2007

Don't miss "Friday Night Lights"

Renewed for a second season on NBC, Global to start first-season reruns Wednesday

Global TV is airing reruns of the NBC series "Friday Night Lights" starting Wednesday, May 16th at 10:00 p.m. Eastern time.

Even better, NBC announced today that the show is to be renewed for a second season, and moved to Friday nights at 10:00, replacing the now unbearingly-Bush-bashing "Law & Order" (which has also been renewed).

I hope Global starts with the first episode, which I stupidly missed before becoming hooked on this brilliantly-written show, starting around the third episode. From the show's NBC website:

Expanding on the hit feature film "Friday Night Lights," this poignant series centers on the small rural town of Dillon, Texas, where the coveted state football championship rings are held in the highest regard. Dillon's promising high school team, its star quarterback, and newly appointed head coach Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler, "King Kong," "Grey's Anatomy") feel the mounting pressure of the town's pride and honor riding on their shoulders as a new football season kicks off.

You don't even have to particularly like football to enjoy it, as much of the drama takes place off the field and stars a great cast of adult and young actors, the young actors getting better as the season progresses. Amazingly, the Christianity that is woven into the life of the town is handled intelligently and respectfully. Catch the show and you won't be sorry.

Postscript: The NBC has finally brought the axe down on the troubled "Studio 60" -- it will end its run this June.

1 comment:

...cultural snafu. said...

I can recognize the quality of "Friday Night Lights", so I'm glad they've kept it going... but I can't figure out why NBC would kill "The Black Donnally's". Combine those two with "Heroes" and maybe NBC could have been the new HBO. BUT I AM SO HAPPY they killed "Studio 60". Aaron Sorkin must be stopped. The Law & Order franchise hasn't been right since Michael Moriarty got lost... maybe when Fred Thompson is president he can use his position as fictional TV District Attorney Arthur Branch to explain policy announcements to a wider audiance.

I wrote something about the effect the many hours of programming dedicated to the CSI's and Law & Orders, Crossing Jordan's et al are having... if you're interested.