Even though “Friday Night Lights“ got some overdue Emmy recognition this year, it’s not enough to save it from ending. The show will air its fifth and final season this fall on DirecTV according to a report from EW. So many of the original characters have recently moved on from the small town of Dillon, that we’re surprised it didn’t throw in the towel sooner.

The beginning of the end will take place on October 27th so mark your calendars. The season will be filled with 13 episodes, which gives us 13 weeks to say goodbye. Over the past year we’ve seen so many key characters leave the show including Landry (Jesse Plemons), Saracen (Zach Gilford) and of course Riggins (Taylor Kitsch).

This is truly sad news because “Friday Night Lights” is one of the best scripted dramas that we’ve seen in a long time. Unfortunately it always stayed under the radar and never caught on commercially like so many other shows. The only good thing about the final farewell is that a lot of familiar faces will return for an episode or two to give us closure including Adrianne Palicki who played the town hussy Tyra.

If you want to catch up with earlier episodes of the show, ABC Family has picked it up for syndication and starts airing them on September 1st.

What do you think of Friday Night Lights ending? Are you ready to let it go?

Additional Source: Zap2it