‘Friday Night Lights’ Producer Jason Katims Says The Show Isn't Dead…Yet!

Thu, February 11, 2010 2:32pm EST by 1 Comment


We’re officially cheering from the sidelines — there’s still hope for our favorite football show!

When we cried ‘Say it ain’t so!’ after hearing Friday Night Lights would get the boot after it wraps its fifth season this summer, the show’s executive producer and creator, Jason Katims, (kind of) granted our wish: NBC hasn’t pulled the program’s plug…yet.

“It’s weird that would happen when we haven’t even started the shoot [for the fifth season] yet,” the producer told reporters Feb. 11. “If it winds up being the final season, then I will feel very, very lucky and grateful that we were able to do so many episodes. [But] there hasn’t been any official decision about that yet.”

Friday Night Lights has such an obsessive fan following when it comes to the lives of Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler), his family and the other football-crazed citizens in the fictional small town of Dillon, Texas — so much so that they brought FNL back to life once before.

“There was a period of time when the show WAS cancelled between season two and season three,” Jason remembered, adding, “There is nothing official yet.”

Season four of this fabulous show (no bias here!) is currently airing on DirectTV’s cable channel, but we civilians can catch it on NBC April 30.

Watch it. All of you. Bring your friends. We need a Season 6! Why? In addition to the obvious, we definitely haven’t seen enough gratuitous shirtless shots of Taylor Kitsch yet!

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J. Miller

Posted at 4:28 PM on January 23, 2011  

FNL is a family show what teaches everyone how to treat everyone, no matter what age.

It is a wholesome show which deals with the real issues kids in school and adults deal with in life. It gives examples of both right and wrong ways to handle life’s experiences.

We have enough “reality” shows about bored basketball wives, sexy girls living next door who can’t figure how to do a real job, and shows following rich people around spending all their money on stupid things “they can’t live without”.

It is about time the networks start teaching people and kids what their parents never wanted to teach them or were too busy to be bothered with: Pride, honesty, commitment and being there for your fellow man.

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