Question: Is Friday Night Lights' 13-episode order locked, or is there potential for a back-nine pickup?

Answer: It's pretty much locked, according to exec producer Jason Katims. " They were pretty clear that it's going to be 13 episodes," he told me last Friday (the full Q&A is here). "This is a really exciting idea, but it's also an experiment. And I think DirecTV and NBC want to see how it works, and that's how the 13-episode order came to be."