NBC orders 6 more 'Lights' scripts


NBC's "Friday Night Lights" are shining brighter.

A day before the freshman series' season finale, the network ordered six additional scripts of the critically praised but low rated series.

(Read Barry Garron's "Past Deadline" commentary.)

While this is short of the early second-season order NBC recently bestowed on another acclaimed but ratings-challenged freshman series, comedy "30 Rock," the additional script order strengthens "Friday'"s chances for a return next season.

"Friday" is the second NBC series on the bubble to receive a six-script order this week, following a similar pickup for veteran "Medium" Monday. (HR 4/10)

"Friday," from Imagine TV, NBC Universal TV Studio and Film 44, is an adaptation of the 2004 feature. Kyle Chandler leads the ensemble cast of the football-themed drama, which recently won a Peabody Award.