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Friday Night Lights Aren't Dimmed After All


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

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