My favorite line from last nights Southland was when the gay cop was in the bathroom with the drug pusher and he said.... "Get out of here before I unload a barrel full of whip ass on your head" I have GOT to remember that line the next time one of those Florida rednecks get in my face!!!!
It's a shame that he went back and bought some pills from the pusher later in the show. He seems addicted to pain pills. I'm also amused at how the rookies mother can't bother to lock her front door dispite the fact that there is a murderous gang in the neigborhood breaking into homes. DUH!!!!!
Last Edit: May 15, 2009 18:08:54 GMT -5 by prydeguys
The New York Times carried a story on Monday (10/12/09) indicating that the network was cancelling"SOUTHLAND". From the article:
"Producers of shows that have in the past, and could in the future, fill the 10 p.m. hour on several networks are using words like 'complete calamity' and 'utter disaster' to describe the current state of NBC...
"One producer of several hits lamented the overall absence of a 10 p.m. opportunity for new dramas, saying NBC was formerly the place where the most innovative dramas on television - from 'Hill Street Blues' to 'E.R.' - found a home.
"On recent example was the new police show 'Southland,' which was NBC's best-reviewed drama in years. In the past the network might have waited for it to build an audience based on its quality; but last week NBC announced it was cancelling the show."
NBC must have a death wish. Other than its Law & Order franchise it has had nothing but crap in the last 10 years...with few exceptions. One of those exceptions was JAG, which it cancelled after one season ('95-'96). CBS picked it up and it ran for another nine years, fading after the 2005 season, but not before it spun off "NCIS", currently CBS's highest rated drama (and it, now, has its own spin off, NCIS Los Angeles, which is pulling in the ratings). Then there is "Medium", also highly rated, which NBC premiered in 2005 and cancelled last year. Once again CBS has picked up an NBC cast-off and it seems to be holding its own so far. And now NBC goes ahead and cancels "Southland."
What IS IT with the mindless baboons residing at 30 Rock? Do they enjoy being in the cellar? CBS has so many fine shows, high quality, high ratings, that they don't have room for all of them! In order to slot in "Medium" they were forced to put "Flashpoint" on hiatus until they could find another time slot for it. ("Flashpoint," which is inspired by the real-life Emergency Task Force of Toronto, Ontario, is still being filmed and will be carried this season on Canada's CTV; CBS has but to find a space for it on American television, and I hope they do.)
NBC continues to be a lost cause (damn it, that's one reason my G.E. stock is in the toilet). Those of us who found "Southland" to be one of the better shows from last season can only hope that CBS can find room for it, too.
Well, we've pretty much come to expect that a good show is usually bound to be cancelled without it being given a chance to really catch on. This is no surprise. It had lots of potential and the gay character had already showed himself to be one of the best characters on the show. And it get's cancelled for what?? That loser of a show with Jay Leno. A watered down version of his Tonight Show which wasn't very good either. The only good thing about Leno's show is when he has Jim Norton on it. Other than that, it's drek. Hopefully, Southland will end up on another network. One with balls.
GOOD NEWS!!!! (maybe) "SOUTHLAND" may be picked up by TNT!!!! Apparently six episodes had already been shot before numb-nuts at NBC decided to cancel the show. Let's hope the negotiations don't fall through. "SOUTHLAND" is indeed one of the best new shows of last season.
With shows like "Closer", "Dark Blue" and "Raising the Bar" TNT is becoming the cable channel to watch.
I'm glad to see that this show is back on the air even if some of the shows are repeats. There will be some previously unaired episodes coming up if I'm not mistaken.
Hi Resqcop. There's going to be a LOT of repeats. In fact it was planned that way. When TNT picked up the show it said it would start from the very beginning by airing the entire first season (that aired on NBC) plus the six filmed episodes that NBC did not air. In the meantime TNT would be shooting new episodes for a "second season". It's a great show and even watching repeats is better than some of the other fare that's being aired on the networks.
OK, people. Listen up. Here's the news we've all been waiting for. Well, at least Hcsodale and me, anyway. "SOUTHLAND" will be back with a new season starting Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at 10:00 p.m. EST on TNT. I'm looking forward to Michael Cudlitz getting another year older and another year better...and maybe seeing his character getting a little more out of the closet.