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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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Alan Pergament

Alan Pergament

Alan Pergament has continued to blog about television topics since retiring in 2010 as The News' television writer after 28 years on the beat. From local on-air personalities to ratings to the latest on network and cable programming, he keeps you informed.

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