NBC: Renewing "Friday Night Lights" Will Be Tricky
Variety reports that NBC entertainment president Kevin Reilly said that the renewal of the critically-acclaimed drama "Friday Night Lights" which has just won a Peabody Award will be "tricky."
The network has just announced that its ratings-challenged Thursday night sitcom "30 Rock" would be renewed for a second season despite averaging a very low 2.7 rating in the 18-49 demo.
Reilly went on to say: "It becomes a little tougher in the overall mosaic of the schedule," noting "30 Rock" has found a home as part of NBC's Thursday comedy block, while "FNL" hasn't yet found the right slot.
Still, "It's got a tremendous amount of support internally," Reilly said. "We love the show creatively, and it's got a passionate core audience. All of that is going to work in its favor."
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