Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Arts & Entertainment
  3. TV

TNT renews Southland for third season

Southland sticks with TNT.  Photo: Justin Lubin/NBC

It's the news that Southland fans have been holding their breath to hear.  TNT has officially renewed the NBC-dropped cop-drama for a third season. 

TNT announced yesterday that they have ordered 10 new episodes of Southland, slated to air in January 2011.  Says Michael Wright, head of TNT, tbs and TCM programming, "Southland is a challenging, visceral show that engages viewers with its immersive style, provocative storylines, and complex characters.  These qualities have made Southland a favorite among critics and appointment viewing for an extremely loyal audience."

As was reported last November, Southland is an expensive show to produce, so the decision from TNT to renew the series came as a bit of a surprise.  However, even though Southland has pulled in only moderate ratings since starting its run on TNT, the network was quick to point out that the series gains about 50% more viewers with DVR numbers and averaged about 2.7 million viewers for the season once time-shifting numbers were added. 

Southland is a John Wells-produced cop-drama focusing on a police gang unit in Los Angeles.  It stars Ben McKenzie (The O.C.), Tom Everett Scott (TNT's Saved), Michael Cudlitz (Band of Brothers) and Regina King (24). 

For more info: The AJC reports here.




Today's top buzz...

  • La Toya Jackson
    La Toya Jackson hits the club in music video for 'Feels Like Love'
    Music Buzz
  • Kliff Kingsbury
    Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins the 2014 Tour de France
    Today's Buzz
  • Johnny Manziel
    Here's why there is no need for Jonny Manziel to apologize for his offseason partying
    NFL Buzz
  • Guys and Dolls
    Guys and Dolls at the PACE Center: Community theater at it's finest
    15 Photos
  • Cheap Trick
    Cheap Trick brings an explosive set of hits to Phoenix on their U.S. tour
    20 Photos
  • Most Wanted Man
    'A Most Wanted Man' shows Phillip Seymour Hoffman at his best
    14 Photos