NBC Boss Comments on Future of Southland, Chuck and Friday Night Lighst

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During the NBC session of this week's Television Critics Association press tour, entertainment president Angela Bromstad took to the microphone.

She addresssed the status of three Peacock shows: the scheduling of Chuck and Friday Night Lights; and the structuring of Southland. Here's what she had to say about each:

On the new focus of Southland: “[The show] tried to do too much in those [initial] six episodes, It became [too] serialized. It’s now going to focus on Regina King and Ben Mackenzie and those two sets of officers." (Note: this is evidenced by the new poster for the series, shown below)

On Chuck's mid-season premiere date: The show is “is on a great track creatively," but there are no plans to move up its midseason launch. However, there may be room for fresh episodes to “run over into the summer... those are discussions we will continue to have.”

On delaying season three of Friday Night Lights until the summer of 2010: “Unfortunately, it doesn’t have the ratings to justify putting it on the fall schedule.”

Southland Poster

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I cannot believe NBC is not showing Friday Night Lights till the summer of 2010. This was one show my husband and i looked forward to each week. Alot of our friends are huge fans too. I don't have direct tv or plan to get it. I guess we will just have to wait till summer. Boo ...NBC. You are missing a tremendous opportunity.

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Maybe a summer season will get it more attention? Nothing else is on that can even come close to competing with it in the summer.

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I CAN'T understand the lack of interest in Friday Night Lights. It was one of the few shows my husband I looked forward to watching every season !!!!

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No Friday Night Lights until next summer--WTF that's heartbreaking!