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TNT Will Pick Up NBC’s Canceled SOUTHLAND

November 2, 2009 by  

NBC recently and abruptly canceled SOUTHLAND, one of its more promising, quality sophomore dramas.  With Leno taking up the 10pm slot every weeknight, there really didn’t seem to be a place for the gritty police drama.  While TV nation continues to roll their eyes and shake their heads shamelessly at what NBC has become, the New York Times is reporting some good news for fans of SOUTHLAND.

It expected that on Monday the announcement will be made that “TNT will begin to show the seven episodes of “Southland” that NBC introduced last spring, and the six episodes that NBC ordered but did not show. It will monitor the show’s ratings performance before deciding whether to order more.”

TNT makes no promises that the show will live past the originally ordered episodes, but it’s giving the show the shot that NBC never did . Will SOUTHLAND find an audience on TNT?  I guess we’ll soon find out.  But if nothing else it’s an interesting story to watch play out.  Can a cable network turn a cast away network show into a hit for themselves? I’m interested to see how it plays out.  But as a fan, I’m thrilled that we’ll be able to see more of SOUTHLAND, a show that I found myself surprisingly drawn to last season. Nice job, TNT.

Any fans of SOUTHLAND as excited as I am?  What do you think of the show’s chances on TNT?

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8 Responses to “TNT Will Pick Up NBC’s Canceled SOUTHLAND”

  1. yesss on November 2nd, 2009 12:17 am

    GO TNT!!!

  2. luvtheheaven on November 2nd, 2009 12:32 am

    YES I’m excited! Yay, TNT. I really hope it works out and we end up getting more than just 6 more episodes but some is definitely better than none!

  3. tessa on November 2nd, 2009 1:05 am

    This is great news, and another coup for the cable stations. If the networks don’t watch out, they’ll be completely irrelevant in a few years.

  4. Calila on November 2nd, 2009 2:12 am

    YAY TNT! I’ll be watching.

  5. MandaKay on November 2nd, 2009 9:59 am

    SO excited to hear this is going to happen. I had heard rumblings about this last week, but SO excited this is actually going to happen. NBC, more so than other networks, is quickly becoming irrelevant. How can they not see what they are doing to themselves?!?

  6. Michele on November 2nd, 2009 10:07 am

    I watched the show – liked it, didn’t love it. I am excited that TNT picked it up though! If it does well it may give hope to other shows that might need it in the future. (If only someone had grabbed Pushing Daisies or Firefly!)

  7. ColoradoKila on November 2nd, 2009 1:41 pm

    NBC is a mess. Glad another network sees the potential of this show. I plan to tune in to TNT and hope that the additional 6 episodes are good enough to justify an order.

  8. Wince on November 2nd, 2009 2:38 pm

    Just wishing I had cable now…..