O Frabjous Day! Friday Night Lights has been renewed for a third season in a unique deal with DirecTV. Apparently, the head of DirecTV is just a big fan of the show and was willing to shell out whatever it took just to make sure they kept making it, regardless of whether or not anyone was watching. The downside is that the show, or at least thirteen episodes of it, will air on DirecTV before they air on NBC, so for most of us it will be a while until the new season is actually here. But I don’t care. It’s enough just to know it’s on its way.

And, a note to the writers: No more murder plots. Please. Just find more reasons for the characters we know and love to interact. That’s all we ask. Seriously, at this point I’d turn in to watch if all the characters just sat around and watched movies together.