Friday Night Lights has been renewed for a second season.
We'll have to wait for next week's upfronts to know where on the schedule it'll end up, but: good news! Next step: getting Connie Britton that Emmy nomination that's rightfully hers.
After my recent disappointment at the fates of my favorite mid-season series (Drive, The Black Donnelleys, RIP) and recent realization about how awesome Kidnapped would have gotten had it stayed on the air, I had forgotten what a great year it was for new TV, and that all my early season favorites -- FNL, 30 Rock, Ugly Betty, Brothers & Sisters -- are coming back. Well played, TV.
EDIT: More good news: Scrubs is coming back as well!