Monday, September 25, 2006

‘Friday Night Lights’ Still Wondering If Show Should Be On Tuesday

AUSTIN, Tex. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – It’s a bit of a paradox but the new NBC show, Friday Night Lights, is scheduled to air on Tuesdays.

The show is based on the hit movie about a high school football coach in Texas, where Friday nights revolve around the big game.

However, the show’s producer, Bryan Grazer, admits he’s still trying to figure out if it makes sense to schedule a show with the word “Friday” in it on a night other than Friday.

There’s another quirk in the show that Grazer and executive producer Peter Berg are still working out: What to do when the show airs after the end of football season.

Berg says the show will focus on more than “just the big game,” and plans to have episodes based on off-season activities such as college recruiters.

Friday Night Lights debuts October 3 and Berg promises that even if the actors playing high school students on the show become stars, he won’t try to flunk their characters to keep them on the series.

He promises: “We won’t have 35-year-old actors playing their 12th season on the team.”

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