Breaking: 'Friday Night Lights' to return for 26 more episodes

Kelly_kitsch Tis true, Dillon Panther fans. NBC and DirecTV have hammered out a deal which insures the return of "Friday Night Lights" for a fourth and fifth season, both to span 13 eps. You can read all the business affair type details here.

Sources tell me Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton and Aimee Teegarden (the Taylor family trifecta) will be back full time, while at least a few of the following actors -- Taylor Kitsch (Riggins), Minka Kelly (Lyla), Adrianne Palicki (Tyra) and Zach Gilford (Matt) -- are expected to return to the show without series regular status.

Would you be okay with watching "FNL" sans Riggins and Saracen?

My thoughts? Lyla? Tyra? Not essential to the greatness that is Dillon, Texas. Saracen, I adore, but it would be cool to see him in art school in Chicago, then bring him back home to deal with some grandma Lorraine issues whenever possible. But Tim Riggins? Let Riggs stay home to help Billy with his car repair garage. He can take college classes locally. He belongs in Dillon, done and done.