For the fans who worked really hard to keep Friday Night Lights on the air, don't fret. The announcement of the series ending after two more seasons isn't necessarily set in stone.
Although FNL star Connie Britton recently said the original two-season pickup would likely be the end of the show, she told us, "You never know-if it does do really, really well, maybe they would go on for more seasons."
So what do the possible final seasons hold for the Taylors and the rest of Dillon?
Connie teased bad news for the couples in Dillon in season four, which goes into production on Sept. 2. FNL veteran Peter Berg is directing the first episode, which will likely have a time lapse similar to season two. Said Connie, "I bet that they will do it from that three-month ending to the beginning of the new school season, which would be September."
If Connie's wish for a season six isn't granted, that's actually OK with her. "Everybody is really embracing the idea of having two seasons and being able to be really specific with these arcs and know where we're going to end up," she said. "That's exciting to be able to do that on a TV show. I really do feel like these two seasons are going to be really strong. I think it's going to be a lot of change, but I think it's going to be really strong. Part of that is because they are thinking of it in terms of two seasons. In a way, it's much more like a movie focus."
So where would Connie want to see the Taylors end up if they must say goodbye in season five? Connie told us: "Julie would've graduated, so I'd love to see her off somewhere fantastic. I think it would be interesting to see [Coach and Tami] end up at the same school again, back to being on top a little bit, but even as I'm saying that I'm thinking, what if we end up moving away out of Dillon? That could be really interesting, too."
Finally, with Emmy nominations just a few short weeks away, Connie isn't stressing too much over it. "I'm so used to not being nominated that if I get nominated I'm really going to freak out," she joked. "But it would be awesome. It would be so great."
We second that. Regardless of an Emmy nom or not, Connie's extremely pleased with the fan support that brought Friday Night Lights back from within an inch of death. "Our fans are so awesome. People who are watching this show are just so amazingly invested and passionate. It's just a joy. Anytime I run into someone who watches this show, the investment is like a dream. It's incredible. [It's] just so satisfying to work on something that people feel that strongly about, it's the best."