DIRECTV'S The 101 Network rolls out commercial-free season


DIRECTV’s The 101 Network kicks off the new season including season three of the critically acclaimed Friday Night Lights and its new companion show Live From Dillon, as well as brand new seasons of returning shows Supreme Court of Comedy and Rock & A Hard Place and a sneak preview of the new original series from Starz Entertainment, Crash—all commercial-free and in HD.

It all starts 10/1 when the third season of Friday Night Lights makes its 101 Network debut at 9 p.m. The series will air in HD and commercial-free for the first time ever.

As part of the new season, DIRECTV’s original series Rock & A Hard Place and Supreme Court of Comedy both return for a second season on October 21 for a fun-filled “Rock and Rule” Tuesday night. Meat Loaf returns as the host of Rock & A Hard Place (Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT), a trivia game show that pits rock legends from the past and present against each other in a game of wits, wisdom and kazoos — all in the name of charity.

Following “Rock” at 10 p.m. ET/PT is People’s Court with a twist as real plaintiffs and defendants with real small claims cases decide to forego the traditional legal system in lieu of having their cases tried by America’s truest judges of character, comedians.

The 101 Network will also feature a sneak peak of Crash, the first original drama series from Starz Entertainment 10/1. Crash is a provocative new 13-episode drama starring an ensemble cast led by film icon Dennis Hopper. Set in Los Angeles, the new series explores the complexities of social and racial tolerance and the meaning of the American dream through characters whose lives intersect and collide.