Just as Friday Night Lights wrapped up its fourth season on DIRECTV, it was announced the show’s next season will be its last. Sources close to the show say the actors and crew have all been told they can pursue other work after production on Season 5 wraps this summer.
Despite the reports, NBC insists that nothing is official. During a press conference for the new series Parenthood today, producer Jason Katims sounded as if he might be ready to move on though. “If it winds up being the final season of the show, then I will feel very, very lucky and grateful that we were able to do as many episodes of a show that is so dear to my heart,” he said.
NBC saved the show from cancellation in 2008 with a deal that allowed its episodes to air first on DIRECTV. The show’s fourth season wrapped its DIRECTV run Wednesday night to some of its best reviews to date. EW’s Ken Tucker thought the season ended on a high note. “Friday Night Lights” wrapped up its fourth season a big winner: It succeeded in turning the East Dillon Lions into a team to root for, tying story lines for some fan-favorite characters, and introducing key personalities that will carry the series into its next season. And, oh yeah: Somebody kicked a 46-yard field goal to win the big game,” he wrote.
FNL will begin airing on NBC April 30th.
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