Don’t you hate when you get into a new TV show and it gets cancelled? When NBC decided to cancel its Cop drama "Southland" in favor of its Jay Leno Show experiment, (Jay Leno at 10pm EST 5 nights a week), I was not pleased. Really not. Headed by a great cast including Benjamin MacKenzie and Regina King, “Southland” was a dark, and gritty drama with realistic storylines and an almost “live on the streets” feel. I thought it gone into the TV land abyss, never to be seen again.
Well, to my delight, Southland was picked up TNT and is now in its second season. And fortunately, Southland has not missed a beat. Southland remains edgy, and has added a couple of new crew members to its cast: Amaury Nalasco, and the yummy Laz Alonso. What keeps Southland interesting is that it goes beyond the crime scene and gives a glimpse inside the cops’ individual lives. With its compelling stories and first rate cast, Southland is good TV.
It’s not too late to get onboard with Southland. Catch it tonight- 10 EST, 9pm CST.