OK, I meant to write about this last week, but given the local impact, it deserves a quick blurb, even if it's kind of old news.
Variety reported NBC renewed "Friday Night Lights". And, apparently (not noted in Variety), it's going to stay in the Austin area.
Great news, because I genuinely feel this is a great series (and not just because I was(n't) on it), and if NBC (by their own admittance), can better market it as the full-featured (not-just-about-high-school-football) show that it is, I'm hoping the series will get additional legs.
And keeping it in Austin is big shot in the arm for the local creative community.