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.”
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.