Friday Night Lights Finds New Life on ESPN Classic
The show ends on NBC on Friday night but will live on in cable repeats.
ESPN Classic has picked up the repeats of the five-season series, which has been lauded for its realistic depictions of football, family and life in the heartland. After a Season 1 marathon on Thursday and Friday, the episodes will be shown on Thursday nights beginning July 21. They will also be broadcast on the Longhorn Network, an ESPN channel for Texas sports that starts in late August.
As a welcoming gift of sorts, the main ESPN channel will show the first two episodes of &8220;Friday Night Lights&8221; on Tuesday at 8 and 9 p.m. Connor Schell, who oversees ESPN Classic, said the show would enhance the channel&8217;s &8220;mix of long-form sports storytelling,&8221; adding, &8220;We see this as an opportunity to deliver the series to a whole new audience.&8221;
The final episode of the series will be broadcast by NBC on Friday.
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