SouthLAnd: Season 2 Sneak Peek & Giveaway

Published 5 years ago by , Updated June 10th, 2014 at 10:09 am,

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With delays and cancellation plaguing SouthLAnd, who would have guessed that we would be sitting here now, less than a week away from the premiere of its sophomore season on March 2nd. Out with NBC and their peacock and in comes TNT, a network that wasn’t afraid of to air a show deemed “too dark.” If we’ve learned anything from this ordeal it’s that a great show sometimes has a chance to find a better home, and that the one time unfortunate cancellation is now a Godsend – giving SouthLAnd the chance to not only survive, but thrive on a network that believes in it (cough – and off the sinking Titanic that is NBC – cough).

The season premiere, written by creator Ann Biderman and executive producer John Wells, gives fans just a taste of what they can expect to see in the episodes to come. With Clarke (Tom Everett Scott) all banged up with the possibility of never returning to the force, we’ll get to see Amaury Nolasco (Prison Break) step in as Cordero, Adams’ (Regina King) new partner. Combine that with newcomer Moretta (Kevin Alejandro) and Bryant (Shawn Hatosy) dealing with a freeway shooting, Sherman (Benjamin McKenzie) being able to ride on his own (only if Cooper (Michael Cudlitz) lets him) and Brown (Arija Bareikis) having to deal with a riot after her new partner kills a 13-year-old boy and I’d say that’s a great way to kick off the second season.

SouthLAnd has always been known for its great locations and actually going to, and filming in, the places they’re trying to depict – and it’s is no different with the second season. Although maybe they should have thought twice before taking over a neighborhood in South Central, LA to film the riot from the season premiere.

Says John Wells,

“In the first episode… we have a mob scene. A number of people came out of their houses and started screaming and jumping into the fray and people started to then throw things at the cop cars. They didn’t know [that it was fake]. They actually thought that they were just jumping into the riot.”

“When you actually see the episode, the fear and the tension is real in a way that we could have never manufactured.”

Continuing with its same gritty documentary style of filmmaking that fans fell in love with, SouthLAnd has jumped leaps and bounds in terms of storytelling from its first season and has stepped it up in every way possible with the second. If you liked the first season, you’ll love what’s come in the second – and if you loved the first season, well, I don’t know… I guess you’ll super love it?

Although, I could be wrong. After all, NBC did give SouthLAnd the axe and as the world saw with most of their decisions this past season, NBC knows what they’re talking about when it comes to programming a network. (This is where I put the sarcasm, right?)

Looking for more? Check out a promo for the second season of SouthLAnd below,

Instead of boring you about how great the second season looks, I’ll leave it up to the wonderfully opinionated and number one SouthLAnd supporter, Michael Cudlitz (via Twitter), to tell you what he thinks of the promo.

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I think that sums it up nicely.


Win the complete first season of SouthLAnd on DVD

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To help promote the season premiere of SouthLAnd, TNT hooked us up with a copy of the complete first season on DVD to give away. It’s uncensored, so that means no more beeps or boops over the swear words (don’t really know what a boop is, besides the Betty variety, just thought it sounded good).

How to Enter:

Entering couldn’t be any simpler. It’s just two easy steps that you can do right now with a couple clicks of your mouse.

  • Comment on the article below. Make sure you’re using your real e-mail address and not logged is as a guest so that we can contact you for you address.


  • Apologies to all our non-US readers, but the contest is only open to people who live in the United States.
  • The contest will be open until 10PM on March 2, 2010 (the season premiere of SouthLAnd).

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Following the season premiere, make sure to head over to TNT’s website because the cast will be doing a live video chat and answering all your questions.

So, does the new season of SouthLAnd look good to you? Will you be tuning in? Anyone else accidentally start a riot in South Central?

Make sure to watch the season premiere of SouthLAnd, Tuesday @10PM on TNT. Like Michael Cudlitz says, …it’s “where adults go to watch drama.”

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  1. Southland is one of the finest dramas on TV, but NBC didn't know what they had until they canceled it. So glad to see TNT giving a great show a good home.

  2. I have loved SouthLAnd from the very beginning and still can't believe that NBC would let such a gem go… I was thrilled to hear TNT picked it up and have enjoyed watching the first season all over again. Now I am counting down to the second season… =0)

  3. Love SouthLAnd!!! Started watching the series when it was on NBC, and was devastated when they canceled the show with only one season. Then heard they were gonna air Southland on TNT, and start a season 2! Love Southland! Re-watched season 1 on TNT, and can't wait for Tuesday's episode of Soutland SEASON 2!!!

  4. NBC has completely lost it. They are fading and fast, they are just lucky they have the olympics. I feel the “cable channels” like tnt, usa fx etc are really picking up the slack and really coming out with good television

  5. Glad to see this series has more than one season.

  6. Never seen this show, but I've heard good things. I'll check it out as soon as I can.

  7. Regina King

  8. Great to see more contests on here!

  9. fb fan NBC clearly lost it's way hoping for more revenue the cheapest way possible.

  10. I haven't actually seen it yet (got rid of cable due to time warner being a bastard), but I keep hearing good things and definitely want to start.

  11. Fan on Facebook

    I sooo need to watch this!

  12. Glad to see Southland picked up – the first season had so much potential. What is with networks canceling series' so quickly?

  13. I really like this show and I am so glad that TNT picked it up.

  14. I am so ready!!!

  15. I am so ready!!!

  16. I originally wondered why NBC would drop Southland since it is such a kickass show, but after watching their handling of the Conan/Leno deal and their terrible coverage of the Olympics, I am glad I can watch this show on a channel that will be a little more welcoming to a show of Southlands awesomeness! I cant wait for tomorrow night


  17. I love this show. I've been counting down the days til the season premier and it didn't disappoint.

  18. Southland has a unique way of capturing the feel of being a cop or detective than other Drama series. Most importantly it is so nice seeing a cast member of O.C. soap series back on the screen. Thank you Screenrant for keeping up on this show.

  19. NBC has some real stupid Executives working for them. They basically sold a hit show for no reason. Looks like you don't need to have a business degree to work for NBC.

  20. NBC has some real stupid Executives working for them. They basically sold a hit show for no reason. Looks like you don't need to have a business degree to work for NBC.

  21. When does session two come out on dvd ???