Friday Night Lights to Air on Multiple Networks?


Variety reports that “Friday Night Lights” may shine on for another season — and on more than one network.

NBC Universal executives have decided they want to go the extra yard to ensure the drama returns for a third season. To make sure that happens, the company is having serious conversations with several networks about a plan to carve out multiple broadcast windows for the show, which has received critical worship and has a cult-like following.

Peacock has had talks with The CW, Comcast Entertainment Networks (E!/G4) and TNT about sharing “Friday Night Lights” with NBC. DirecTV has also been brought into the mix.

Just how the shared window plan would work is unclear, but one model may be the plan NBC worked out for “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.”

Starting this season, episodes of “CI” premiered on USA Network and aired a few months later on NBC. The series has generated solid numbers in both windows.