NBC and DirecTV confirmed that Friday Night Lights will be renewed for two more seasons, according to Variety.
The new pact covers the show's fourth and fifth seasons, which will consist of 13 segments apiece. It continues the innovative partnership between the Peacock and the satcaster that saved "FNL" from cancellation this season, the third for the Peabody-winning series revolving around a high school football team in a small Texas town. The series, shot in Austin, Texas, hails from Brian Grazer's Imagine TV, Peter Berg's Film 44 shingle and Universal Media Studios.
DirecTV will get the first window on the episodes, to run commercial-free as the marquee property on its 101 Network channel, which is rapidly adding new and library product with appeal to TV aficionados from Hollywood's majors.
The additional two seasons will bring "FNL's" episode tally to 76. Universal and Imagine were eager to continue producing episodes to enhance the prospects for a syndication sale.