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.

 

Comments

Advertisement

Today's top buzz...

  • Mariah Carey
    Mariah Carey requires kittens before a show, but that's not the strangest celebrity rider
    Music Buzz
  • Clayton Kershaw
    Watch Clayton Kershaw throw a ball at Jimmy Kimmel
    Video
    Today's Buzz
  • Jessie J
    Jessie J enlists Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj for her new song 'Bang Bang'
    Music Buzz
  • Journey
    Journey and Steve Miller jam out at the Shoreline Amphitheater
    Camera
    16 Photos
  • Batman
    Batman and Robin Originals reveal comedy secrets at Comic-Con press conference
    Camera
    12 Photos
  • Metta World Peace
    Metta World Peace gets physical during the Venice Basketball League game
    Video
    Sports Buzz