Friday Night Lights

Panther fans have something to celebrate: Friday Night Lights has scored a two-season pickup, securing the series for 26 more episodes.

NBC and DirecTV agreed to green light a fourth and fifth season, following this season's model in which DirecTV airs the episodes first, commercial-free, before they arrive on NBC, Variety says.

An NBC rep could not immediately be reached for comment.

The fate of the low-rated, critically acclaimed football drama has been in question since last year, when NBC — the show's original home — began looking for a network partner for it. Friday Night just concluded its third season.

Are you ready for some football?