The ratings-challenged but critically praised Friday Night Lights got another new lease on life Monday as NBC and DirecTV confirmed that they would renew the series for two more seasons, but with just 13 episodes in each season. As part of the deal, DirecTV will air the episodes first, commercial free. NBC will then run the episodes afterwards. David Nevins, president of Imagine TV, which produces the series, told Daily Variety "This show always seems to find new ground about what's possible in television, both creatively and what we're can do on the business end. ... It's really a symbol of the different ways that good television can be made these days."