"The one possible complication? The show's behind-the-scenes quarterback, Jason Katims, is attached to NBC's buzzy Parenthood pilot. If it's picked up, he would either do double duty or be forced to make a choice. Similarly, the show's go-to director, Jeffrey Reiner, is helming NBC's Trauma pilot. FNL might be able to carry on without one of its MVPs, but both? Hmm..." — Entertainment Weekly
The show has survived on the ability to make trade-offs ... everyone who's more technically adroit got to watch the new ones four months before I did, it's still good, it's still good ... the Landry-Tyra murder plot in Season 2 was just a little heavy-handed, it's still good, it's still good ... how are Riggins and Lyla still seniors in Season 3, it's still good, it's still good.
Two more seasons? That is beyond good news. It's enough time for Eric Taylor to build the team at East Dillon into a contender for State.
(Don't try to be smart and point out Tim Riggins/Taylor Kitsch's storyline involves him going to college next season. It's just that how was he best friends forever with Jason Street (Scott Porter), who was a senior in the first season? It was bad enough we're supposed to believe that Lyla Garrity, the siren played by the Jeter-tainted Minka Kelly, could have been head cheerleader as a sophomore.
'Friday Night Lights' close to scoring a renewal? (Michael Ausiello, Entertainment Weekly)