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Friday Night Lights will kick off its final season on Wednesday, Oct. 27 on DirecTV, according to Entertainment Weekly.

An NBC premiere date has not yet been announced.

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The football drama wrapped production on the 13-episode Season 5 in Texas this summer — shortly after stars Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton earned their first Emmy nominations for lead actor and lead actress in a drama series, respectively.

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NBC saved the critically acclaimed but ratings-challenged series from cancellation in 2008 when it struck a deal to air new episodes first on DirecTV. In 2009, NBC ordered two more seasons under the same arrangement.An e-mail to DirecTV was not immediately returned.Are you sad that FNL is almost over?