Fans of NBC's exceptional "Friday Night Lights" got a scare from Sunday's TV Topics and Time Warner Cable's channel guide when the service that provides those listings had a locally-sponsored golf show listed in the place of "Lights" this Friday on Channel 2, the local NBC affiliiate.
I received two emails complaining about it Sunday night.
But have no fear, "Lights" will be on at 9 p.m. Friday on Channel 2 after all.
"We know 'Friday Night Lights has a very loyal audience," said Channel 2 General Manager Jim Toellner. "It is one of NBC's best quality shows. We would never pre-empt that."
Instead, Channel 2 is pre-empting two episodes of the Howie Mandel reality series, "Howie Do It," that start at 8 p.m. Friday. Those episodes will air at 3 a.m. Saturday.
I think this has been one of the best seasons of "Friday Night Lights," which unfortunately doesn't get the ratings it deserves. What do you think of the season so far?
-- Alan Pergament