FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS Scores on DVD
If you were one of the numerous readers who sent theTVaddict.com an email complaining that NBC’s already lost faith in FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS by removing the show from its summer schedule, have we got good news for you. NBC/Universal just announced that the twenty-two episode first season will be released on August 28th, 2007. Better still, the box set will be available for the almost unheard of low price of $29.98. Now you have absolutely no excuse to check out last season’s best new drama.
ROSWELL Star Lands New Gig
Pleased by the success of the limited-run series THE STARTER WIFE, the USA Network has given the green light to 12 episodes of the Sheri Appelby vehicle TO LOVE AND DIE. The series focuses on a young woman who is unlucky in love and decides the answer lies in her unresolved daddy issues. Seeking out the father she never knew (played by Tim Matheson), things quickly get complicated when she discovers that he’s a hitman… and killer tendencies might run in the family! Look for the show to appear sometime next Spring.
FOOTBALL Still In Play
More than a few people were shocked when ABC’s pilot FOOTBALL WIVES — based on a similarly-named and wildly popular BBC series — didn’t wind up on the network’s fall schedule. After all, the high-profile offering features such names as Gabrielle Union, Lucy Lawless, Ving Rhames and even Dawson himself, James Van Der Beek, and primetime soaps have been very kind to ABC in recent years (see DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, UGLY BETTY and BROTHERS & SISTERS). But it’s now being reported that the show isn’t yet dead in the water. In fact, it appears that if ABC Studios — which recently extended its options on the principal actors, usually an indicator that a project is still in consideration — permanently benches the project, several other nets are waiting on the sidelines.