Gaius Charles by Mitchell Haaseth/NBC Photo, Scott Porter by Mitchell Haaseth/NBC Photo Gaius Charles by Mitchell Haaseth/NBC Photo, Scott Porter by Mitchell Haaseth/NBC Photo
Friday Night Lights regulars Gaius Charles (aka Smash) and Scott Porter (Jason) will be spending some time on the bench, having been bumped to recurring status for Season 3. As reported by EW's Ausiello, exec producer Jason Katims had to make this tough call in part due to budgetary reasons, but is committed to bringing both players' stories to a proper conclusion. FNL returns Oct. 1, on DirecTV's 101 channel. - Matt Mitovich