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Friday Night Lights Season Three Gets NBC Edits & Music Changes

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#1 of 13 Mark Talmadge

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Posted April 04 2009 - 04:15 AM

Hooray for NBC. We get NBC episode edits and music changes:

Friday Night Lights DVD news: Update about Friday Night Lights - The 3rd Season | TVShowsOnDVD.com

#2 of 13 TravisR


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Posted April 04 2009 - 06:30 AM

I wonder if there is some clause in the contract that makes the extended episodes a Direct TV exclusive and thus precludes Universal from releasing them on DVD. I'm not trying to say that doing it is OK (if that's the reason, they should have had the foresight to clear the longer versions for DVD) but it could be an explanation as to why this happened.

#3 of 13 Greg_S_H


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Posted April 04 2009 - 07:31 AM

When TV on DVD started, I always heard "old shows have to have music replacement because home video release wasn't even thought of back then, but now they can clear songs for both uses." Obviously it's not as simple as that, as there seems to be a lot of new releases missing music.

I believe the extended scenes were/are available on nbc.com. I've thought about the possibility of a clause in the contract, though. It may allow for web distribution but not DVD.

The only song I can remember from this season was Skid Rows' "I Remember You." I would hope that would be on there, but who knows.

#4 of 13 peggy


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Posted April 04 2009 - 08:45 AM

This really ticks me off. I have pre-ordered the third season just because I wanted to see all the scenes that were edited out when they were shown on NBC. Guess I will go and cancel my order now.

#5 of 13 Scott Hamilton

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Posted April 04 2009 - 10:24 PM

Great series ruined by horrible DVD releases.

#6 of 13 ChrisCook



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Posted April 05 2009 - 03:45 AM

Originally Posted by Scott Hamilton
Great series ruined by horrible DVD releases.

I agree, and I have really loved this season. Looks like I have to write another letter to Universal.

In case anyone else wants to follow suit, here's the address:

Universal Studios Home Entertainment
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608

If the series makes it out on Blu-ray with the original broadcast music (and the DirecTV versions included for the third season), I'll get them then.

#7 of 13 Rob P S

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Posted April 05 2009 - 02:57 PM

No sale here either, unfortunately.

#8 of 13 Mark Talmadge

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Posted April 06 2009 - 12:46 AM

Unfortunately, for those of you who already have Season 1 and Season 2 there is no other way to get Season 3 on DVD. :lol:

#9 of 13 Garysb



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Posted April 06 2009 - 04:26 AM

The only way the series was renewed was because of the Direct TV deal with Direct TV putting up some of the cost to produce the show. I am sure the budget was very tight. Some series regulars were not in all episodes.
Others were reduced to guest stars for 4 episodes each. Due to the cost,
I would guess that some music could only be cleared for broadcast and not DVD. I have enjoyed the series and am happy that it has been renewed for another 2 years with the Direct TV deal continuing.

#10 of 13 Garysb



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Posted April 09 2009 - 03:30 AM

FYI The last episode of the 3rd Season airs on Friday April 10 at 9 PM on NBC for those of us who do not have Direct TV.

#11 of 13 ahollis



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Posted April 09 2009 - 11:13 AM

No sale here as with the others. Universal, are you reading these?
"Get a director and a writer and leave them alone. That`s how the best pictures get made" - William "Wild Bill" Wellman

#12 of 13 Southpaw


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Posted May 20 2009 - 08:52 AM

Anyone get this set and can comment on the revisions? Are the episodes DirectTV cuts or NBC? I have the DirecTV episodes saved on my DVR but I am hoping to erase them and get the DVD set to free up some space. I am hoping there weren't many music edits.

#13 of 13 ChrisCook



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Posted August 16 2010 - 02:45 AM

The "music may differ from the televised version" disclaimer is there on the fourth season back cover, to no surprise to anyone at this point, for the fourth time.  Please, Universal, get it together.  I bet they'll be the NBC cuts again.


I really hope we'll see this on Blu-ray and that they'll go back and address these issues.

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