So it's official: As I told you earlier this month, NBC is going to start airing reruns of "Friday Night Lights" tonight. That's the good news. The bad news is, NBC doesn't plan to air the full season, and the episodes that do air will be out of order.
That strikes me as yet another not-so-smart move on NBC's part (yes, I'm still mad about the show airing on Fridays in the fall), but I suppose I should be happy that new viewers have some way to see "FNL" on TV before the DVDs come out. The first repeat that's airing — "Homecoming" — is a weird episode to start with if you've never seen the show, but it's still one of the season's most powerful. (I just still can't believe they're not starting with the first episode; wouldn't that make sense? OK, rant over.)
If you can't bear to watch the series out of order, remember that NBC has all 22 episodes online. There's no release date yet for the first season DVD, but I'll keep you posted.