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Southland: Cancelled by TNT, No Season Six

southland canceled, no season sixThe sun has set on Southland on TNT. The cable channel has decided to end the show after five seasons.

The ratings took a serious hit in season five, dropping to 1.44 million viewers and a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic. Some of the cast booked pilots just in case but pledged to return if Southland ended up getting a sixth year.

Here’s a statement from TNT:

TNT has made the difficult decision not to renew Southland for another season. 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 with creator 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.

What do you think? Are you sorry that the show has been cancelled?

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Les May 29, 2013 at 2:54 am

I am really sad that “Southland” has ended. It was one of my top five favorite shows on TV! Crap!!!!!!!


Kat May 18, 2013 at 5:58 pm

I really hate that they are killing this wonderful series. Well, this was the only show I watched on TNT so hopefully my cable provider will drop TNT just as tTNT dropped Southland.


Vicki May 18, 2013 at 11:04 am

Very sad this is cancelled, thought it was well written. My husband and I would look forward to watching it every week.


Kathie May 17, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Who the hell is running TNT???? Southland is and was the best cop show on tv. The 14 year olds that run TNT now, obviously found it too difficult to understand!! They cancel anything worth watching, and keep stupid reality programs on. STUPID STUPID STUPID!


Kris H May 16, 2013 at 3:59 am

What a shame. This is perhaps the best and most relevant cop show ever made. Great characters, plot and acting. Typical of today’s network thought processes. Do they even take into account that most of us end up recording the shows we like so that we can omit the mindless commercials or record two or three shows at the same time because the powers-that-be want to air the only good shows at the same time and day? I may join others and not watch live television. If a show is any good, it will come out on DVD or Blue Ray and I can just buy it, watch as often as I like and no commercials.


Aaron May 14, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Cancelled SOUTHLAND!?!? I dropped NetWork TV for less…. DONT make me drop you too,,,


Leigh May 14, 2013 at 2:23 pm

I am incredibly disappointed! This is a fantastic show that my whole family enjoys. I really think it’s a shame and they should not give up on it so easily. Plus, I really want to know if John survives!!!


Michael May 13, 2013 at 5:10 pm

TNT,I know It’s all about money, but this was a damn good show.So create some fluff piece and make your cash.Maybe you can pick up Jersey Shore.


Charlie May 12, 2013 at 5:15 pm

To say I’m disappointed is an understatement. Southland has been a refreshing break in the pablum of network television. TNT brags of Characters, but with a show full of outstanding character development, they decide to bail. Shame on you TNT!


pudelkat May 12, 2013 at 4:27 pm

TNT has really gone in the crapper cancelling some of their best shows!


Iris May 13, 2013 at 3:32 am

YOU SAID IT!!!!!!!!!! I AM SO PISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE SOUTHLAND!!!!!!!
Boo hiss to TNT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Never missed an episode in all 5 seasons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Paula May 15, 2013 at 6:49 pm

I agree!!!!!!!


Shelley May 12, 2013 at 2:24 pm

I was shocked. There hasn’t been a show about street police officers in years . It was authentic for the most part. I liked that a lot of the filming was done at the Rampart station. The actors where great so was the writing . There many times it brought me tears.
My husband worked for the LAPD for 29 years and for him to set down and watch it sometimes meant a lot . He said the show was better than most. I agree with everyone else there is so much crap out there too much reality crap we keep murders on death row telling how the killed ther victims ,the Amish living in NY, guys sticking their hands down catfish throats but they take one of the best police shows ever . I too will not watch this channel and my friends won’t either. I hope all your ratings take dump!


Angela May 12, 2013 at 2:04 pm

I loved Southland it was a great show. How could they cancel Southland and keep Falling Skies. Someone needs to rethink that .


jcr May 11, 2013 at 11:35 am

What a bunch of ass wipes to cancel this show. But lets make sure they pick up stuff like ” Real Housewhores for Money” and reality crap. Look I just to a crap lets watch the reality show JC took a crap. I am sure the kids today inthe 18-35 would love that show. Between the politicians and the money makers in Whoretown we just cannot get a break any more!!!!!


ginny May 11, 2013 at 5:48 pm

I agree with you! All this reality crap on tv now is stupid and scares me about the mentality of a lot of people these days. Let’s remember that these people determine what shows are on now. It’s sppppooookkkyyy!


Bonita May 11, 2013 at 9:16 am

It frustrates me that finally a show worth watching as Southland, has been canceled. Makes no sense that it has been. I’m very disappointed and will not watch TNT anymore. Southland was the only reason I did. So many other crap shows…but the absolute best show on television is no longer. Not happy. Not happy at all about that poor decison.


Paula May 11, 2013 at 8:56 am

are you kidding????? YES, I’m disappointed Southland has been cancelled!!! I think Netflix should take a look at it and keep it going!


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