‘Southland’ May Find a New Home on TNT

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 8:46 am,

southland Southland May Find a New Home on TNT

After we announced last week that NBC had abruptly canceled Southland, fans of the show were appropriately upset as the decision came without a single episode of the second season to making it on air. While executive producer John Wells had said he intended on shopping the show around to other networks in hopes of saving it, we had no idea when or if that would come to fruition.

Today, it looks like there may be hope for the critically acclaimed Southland as TNT is currently in talks about picking up the sophomore series. How far are the talks? Well, TNT has released this statement:

“We continually look at all programming opportunities that fit our portfolio of brands.”

While that’s not anything except the typical “no comment, but read between the lines” sort of statement, sources close to Southland are saying that the talks about TNT picking up the show are “advancing.” I’d say from the position the show was in last week, “advancing” is a pretty good step.

If TNT is interested in picking up Southland, it shouldn’t be too difficult as they have something in common; the parent company of TNT is Warner Bros which, along with John Wells Productions, also produces Southland.

TNT would be a great new home for the show, as they’ve already developed a solid lineup of cop dramas with Saving Grace, The Closer and the new Dylan McDermott undercover police drama, Dark Blue. While no deal has been signed and nothing has been announced, fans of the series may sleep a little bit easier at night knowing that their favorite (now canceled) show may be getting something that others often do not… another chance.

That is… until Jay Leno decides to syndicate his show on TNT.

As more information is released, we’ll keep you up to date when and if Southland is able to find a new home.

Source: Hollywood Reporter [via: Cinema Blend]

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  1. Let’s hope TNT will get Southland. It would be a good fit with TNT’s established roster of good dramas.

  2. Don’t get your hopes up. TNT said the same thing about Traveler.

  3. @Siri Atiragram Lleof (Negative Nancy)

    To be fair, “Traveler” averaged 5 million viewers in it’s first season while “Southland” averaged 7.5.

    Also, “Traveler” was canceled because of ratings while “Southland” was canceled because it was “too dark” and “inappropriate for 9PM” and NBC no longer has anything expect 9PM time slots.

  4. Hey Anthony,did Vic see my posts following that incident today

  5. I want it to be true so bad!

  6. TNT addresses in here.

    http://community.livejournal.com/southland_tv/57993.html

  7. @Vin

    What posts are you referring to, sir?

  8. Just like Breaking Bad and Mad Men got me to watch AMC, Southland will get me to watch TNT.

  9. Excellent, I hope they do indeed pick this show up. I’ll be watching!

  10. Bring back KINGS.

  11. @Rhaemye…

    I know what you mean. Kings was such a well-done show, and the spiritual themes were so well-woven into the stories, that you weren’t slammed over the head with them.

    Wish Kings was back so I can find out what happens to David.

  12. TNT has changed over the past few years, they have really come out with some great shows. I think that bringing Southland into their lineup would only bennifit them. Not only is it a good show, but Ben Mckenzie is HOT!!!!

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