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.
Southland, which was created by Emmy® winner Ann Biderman (NYPD Blue, Public Enemies), takes a raw, authentic look at police work in Los Angeles. The series focuses on officers, detectives and members of a gang unit as they endure the triumphs and tragedies that populate their lives both on and off the job. The series is shot on location in the streets and neighborhoods of Los Angeles.
The news came in a press release from TNT which noted that the show’s critical acclaim combined with an immersive style, provocative storylines and complex characters had made the series appointment viewing for an extremely loyal audience.