10/30/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

"Friday Night Lights" Set To Premiere — But Only On DirecTV

'FRIDAY Night Lights" used to rely on shoulder pads as useful equipment. Now it needs a satellite dish, too.

The critically acclaimed but minimally watched high school football drama returns for its third season Wednesday night, but only on DirecTV.

For those whose dish is empty, y'all have to wait until late February to catch up on NBC.

"I was really happy when I heard it was coming back," fan Kathleen Medina said at a New Jersey high school game this weekend. "But then I heard it was only on DirecTV and I got ticked off."

It's a Catch-22 not even Jerry Rice could grab.

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