TNT Picks Up Southland for Third Season

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The very best of news out of TNT headquarters for Southland fans today:

The network has picked up this police drama for a third season. It will air at least 10 more episodes, beginning in January 2011.

Said Michael Wright, executive vice president and head of 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.”

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The show centers on a police gang unit in Los Angeles. It stars Ben McKenzie, Tom Everett Scott, and Regina King and first premiered on NBC a year ago.

When that network made the silly decision to cancel Southland, TNT swooped in and saved the popular series.

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Southland Quotes

It seems like it changes nothing... but every once and awhile, you get to take a bad guy off the streets for good. And that, my friend, is God's work.

John Cooper

Taking a life is a big deal to me.

Ben Sherman
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