Upfronts 2013: TNT Cancels ‘Southland’

John Wells' Police Drama Ran for Five Seasons

TNT has decided to cancel Southland after five seasons.

“TNT has made the difficult decision not to renew Southland for another season,” said a network spokesperson in a statement. “We are enormously proud of Southland, which stands as one of the best police dramas ever made. Executive producers John Wells, Chris Chulack and Jonathan Lisco, along withcreator Ann Biderman and our partners at Warner Bros. Television, have given us five seasons of powerful, unforgettable storytelling, for which we are deeply grateful. We also want to thank the amazing cast for their impassioned, no-holds-barred performances, and the production team for their tenacity shooting on the streets of real-world Los Angeles. We wish everyone associated with Southland the very best.”

The police drama originally premiered on NBC in 2009, with TNT rescuing it from cancelation after its first season. Its fifth season finale in April drew 1.8 million total viewers.

Southland, known for its gritty portrayal of detectives and beat cops in Los Angeles, starred Ben McKenzie, Regina King, Michael Cudlitz and Shawn Hatosy.