Call me greedy, but when I get a little taste of good news, I can't help wanting more. Which is why, on a morning when NBC pleasantly surprises me with an early-renewal notice for the hilarious 30 Rock and the classy Peabody Awards lists among this year's honorees NBC's other best freshman show, the tremendously moving and appealing Friday Night Lights, I can't help but think the fates are aligning to give us a second season of this small-town gridiron drama as well. C'mon, NBC. Do the right thing. You know you want to.

Here's how the Peabodys described Friday Night Lights in its citation: "No dramatic series, broadcast or cable, is more grounded in contemporary American reality than this clear-eyed serial about the hopes, dreams, livelihoods and egos intertwined with the fate of high-school football in a Texas town." Pretty nice, huh?

Only two episodes left to go, tonight and next Wednesday. Regardless of how the Panthers play in the state championship, this show has proven itself to be a winner in all but the ratings derby. It may never be a ratings smash, but with some nurturing and more creative scheduling - and if it can take promotional advantage of awards like the Peabodys and, we can only hope, this year's Emmys - maybe it could evolve into a sleeper success, a benchmark of the sort of quality NBC has long stood for.

Kudos as always to the Peabody board, which also spread the love to ABC's marvelous Ugly Betty ("unmistakably graced with wry intelligence and heart"), NBC's comedies The Office ("firmly established its own precise voice and studied brilliance") and Scrubs ("continuing creative vigor, six seasons into its run"), and Showtime's Brotherhood ("uniformly splendid acting and a strong sense of place"). Cartoon Network earned its first Peabody for the provocative "Return of the King" episode of The Boondocks, and HBO, as usual, raked in the citations, for an eclectic list of shows including the much-rewarded Elizabeth I miniseries, Spike Lee's magnificent When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts and the powerful Baghdad ER documentary.

Overall, it's a great list and makes one feel good about the power and promise of TV (and radio, of course). But anytime Friday Night Lights is noticed, I'm especially grateful.

Go, team!