kyle chandler fnl abc family 'Friday Night Lights': ABC Family sacks syndicated episodes after low ratings

“Friday Night Lights” just can’t catch a break. Little more than a month into its syndicated run on ABC Family, the network has pulled the series from its schedule.

Would-be fans hoping to catch “FNL” from the beginning first noticed its disappearance from their DVR today, and now EW reports the decision seems to be final.

An network representative had this to say on the show’s fate: “As of today, Monday, Oct. 18, FNL is no longer on ABC Family’s schedule. It wasn’t performing from a ratings standpoint. We moved it around the schedule, but unfortunately it wasn’t holding up.”

Ouch. Another unfortunate blow for a series beleaguered by low ratings since it began on NBC in 2006.

But even all that bad news can’t hold up the show’s fifth and final season, which starts its run DirecTV run on Oct. 27. For a little information on what to expect, here’s the latest behind the scenes video of Season 5:

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Posted by:Mikey O'Connell