Kyle Chandler in Friday Night Lights by Bill Records/NBC Photo
Through June 10, NBC's summertime rebroadcast of Friday Night Lights episodes had drawn 2.2, 2.1 and, most recently, 3.5 million total viewers. Believing that Law & Order repeats will fare better, the network has pulled FNL from its schedule. (An America's Got Talent repeat was swapped into the drama's slot at the last minute this past Sunday.)

An NBC rep says the acclaimed and yet barely renewed FNL's reruns will return in late August/early September, timed to the Season 1 DVD release.