NBC Cancels "Southland"

NBC announced today that they've pulled the trigger on the show "Southland." The cop show about life for cops in the LAPD was initially renewed and the second season was set to premiere Oct 23rd. They were six episodes into production when the plug was pulled. "Dateline" will fill the void in the meantime.

Executive producer John Wells has been NBC's golden boy for over 15 years, producing such hits as "ER" and "The West Wing." So it kind of

I’m disappointed that NBC no longer has the time periods available to support the kind of critically acclaimed series that was for so many years a hallmark of their success,” said Wells in a statement. “We remain extremely proud of ‘Southland’ and are actively looking for another home for the series.”

The show got off to a good start as a mid-season replacement for "ER" that was finally (mercifully) calling it quits last April. After the initial surge of popularity however, its numbers faded slightly. I guess that was enough for NBC to fear that they would be spending good money on a show that doesnt produce. Of course, critics disagree.

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