Gritty cop show Southland, which was cancelled before any of its twelve completed second season episodes could run on NBC, did well enough on TNT that the series has been renewed for a new ten-ep season to begin airing in January, 2011.
Steve Koonin, president of Turner Entertainment Networks, announced today that TNT has picked up the acclaimed police drama, Southland. “This is a great win for fans of Southland and a perfect opportunity to introduce the series to new viewers,” said Koonin, “It’s also another outstanding example of how TNT has established itself as the go-to place for the best dramas on television.”
We’ve been waiting on pins and needles to find out if Chuck would get renewed or not. Rumor has it that tomorrow (Monday), NBC will announce their fall schedule and Chuck has been picked up. Law & Order, Medium, Parks & Recreation and Southland are also getting renewed. Along with the already announced renewal of Heroes and The Office, 30 Rock, Law & Order: SVU and Friday Night Lights. Gone are Knight Rider and Kings (which I was really digging.) I still have a fear that Chuck S3 will overstay his welcome as I felt the last two episodes of season two were the perfect conclusion to Chuck’s story. This is still an unconfirmed rumor we should know officially tomorrow (Monday) morning.
See, this is exactly why I don’t generally report rumors. NBC has delayed their decision on whether or not to renew Chuck. NBC Execs are weasels, they know what they are going to do, now that they are getting a lot of Buzz over this, they are just jerking Chuck fans around.