‘Friday Night Lights’: No Chance Of Reboot, Says Jason Katims

His new medical drama, 'Pure Genius', premieres this fall on CBS


Kyle Chandler in 'Friday Night Lights'

Fans of FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS are out of luck.

There is no chance of a followup to the beloved football drama, creator Jason Katims says.

“That (show) we put to bed,” he tells TheTVPage.com. “That is not going to happen.”

Kati’s — who helms the new CBS medical drama, PURE GENIUS — admits he ”entertained the idea” of a reboot for a while, but realized it wasn’t feasible.

“It takes 100 percent commitment, everybody wanting to do it and everybody thinking it is a good idea,” he says. “In retrospect I do feel so proud of how that show ended. I think there was a completeness to it, so I have no regrets about moving on.”

Katims says he is still eager to revisit the Braverman family for some kind of PARENTHOOD project in the future.

The family drama series aired for six seasons on NBC before wrapping up in 2015.

“I would see picking it up after much time has passed,” he says.

“It’s got to start with a story you’re burning to tell. When I get to that point where I say, ‘I want to tell this story about the Bravermans.’ … then I’ll go about the work of calling Peter Krause or Lauren (Graham) and everybody else and say, ‘Are you up for this?'”

Katims says he has “no idea” if a future series or movie would be made for television or a streaming service like Netflix or Hulu.

In the meantime, Katims fans can get their fix with PURE GENIUS.

The one hour drama stars Augustus Prew as a Silicon Valley billionaire who partners with a maverick surgeon (Dermot Mulroney) to create a new high tech approach to saving lives — at no cost to the patient.

See the trailer below.

PURE GENIUS premieres October 27 on CBS.

Sean Daly

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