'Friday Night Lights' begins and ends: Will you watch on ESPN?

taylor-kitsch-fnl.jpg "Friday Night Lights" is one of the most critically acclaimed television series on air at the moment, despite its perplexingly low viewership. 

It ends its fifth and final season on NBC this week (the series finale previously aired on DirecTV in February), and trust us... you're going to cry. Not only because it's the last you'll see of the Taylors, TIm Riggins, and our QB1-that-could, Matt Saracen -- but because it's the perfect send-off for the characters we've loved for the last five years.

If you missed out on those five years of Taylors, Texas, and so many tears, you've got a chance to experience the brilliance on ESPN Classic and the new Longhorn-centric Texas channel. The runs technically begin on July 21, but the network broadcast the first two episodes tonight (Tuesday, July 12) to welcome Dillon to ESPN.

"We see this as an opportunity to deliver the series to a whole new audience," the network said in a statement.

The series was previously syndicated on ABC Family, but was pulled from the schedule after just a month due to low ratings. We're hoping that the numbers work out for ESPN, because we don't want to live in a world where this show isn't airing in some capacity.

Will you be tuning in for the reruns on ESPN? Drop us a line in the comments section below.
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