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'Friday Night Lights,' Radiolab, and more

By Monica Riese, 3:50PM, Tue. Dec. 10, 2013

Friday Night Lights
Friday Night Lights

Streaming content, nonprofit news, and football stars are all a key part of this small-screen update.

• Our fair city stars in tonight's season finale of CNBC's The Car Chasers. Ooh and aah appropriately (or inappropriately, we don't judge) at the 1960 Bonneville, Chevy C-10, and Camaros that hit the road to an Austin auction. The episodes air at 9 and 9:30pm CT.

• Local indie gaming collective Juegos Rancheros is officially a nonprofit sponsored by the Austin Creative Alliance. There's plenty more information on the move in yesterday's blog announcement, but the short version is this: It's now incredibly easy to make a tax-deductible donation to Juegos. As the announcement put it: "Basically the same, only better, and more of it, with a bit less stress for us organizers."

• Go ahead and hang up your Panthers cleats. According to Collider's recent interview with Peter Berg, there won't ever be a Friday Night Lights movie. Texas Monthly contributor (and occasional Chronicle freelancer) Dan Solomon makes a case for why this is great news over here.

• You can now watch the full two-hour Apocalyptical show put on by the Radiolab guys. It's not the Austin performance, which you can read about over here, but it still has all the trappings of the same script, plus up-close-and-personal camera angles onstage and, in at least one case, inside a dinosaur's mouth. So there's that.


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