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

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

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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!