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The lives of Police Officers working for the Los Angeles Police Department.

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 14 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Michael Cudlitz ...  Officer John Cooper 43 episodes, 2009-2013
Shawn Hatosy ...  Detective Sammy Bryant / ... 43 episodes, 2009-2013
Regina King ...  Detective Lydia Adams 43 episodes, 2009-2013
Ben McKenzie ...  Officer Ben Sherman 43 episodes, 2009-2013
C. Thomas Howell ...  Officer Dewey Dudek 27 episodes, 2009-2013
Arija Bareikis ...  Officer Chickie Brown 19 episodes, 2009-2011
Jamie McShane ...  Sergeant Terry Hill 19 episodes, 2011-2013
Michael McGrady ...  Detective Daniel Salinger 18 episodes, 2009-2011
Dorian Missick ...  Detective Ruben Robinson 18 episodes, 2012-2013
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The lives of Police Officers working for the Los Angeles Police Department.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 2009 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

"Southland" premiered on NBC as the Thursday night, mid-season replacement for ER (1994), which had ended its long run in the spring of 2009. A critical success, "Southland" was picked up by NBC for the 2009-2010 season. Also in 2009, NBC's agreement with The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) host Jay Leno ended and his 11:35 pm time slot was given to Conan O'Brien, a clause that was a part of O'Brien's contract with the network. In a move to keep O'Brien and Leno, NBC created a new, nightly variety show at 10:00 pm for Leno, resulting in "Southland" losing its Thursday slot. Although "Southland" was tentatively moved to Saturday night at 10:00 pm and was to premiere in October of 2009, NBC canceled the show before it aired. TNT promptly picked it up and made it a part of its lineup of original programming. See more »

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Throughout the series, real Los Angeles thoroughfares or sections are named (e.g. Rodeo, Florence, Vermont), while scenery is nowhere near the real life locations. Even fictitious addresses aren't within the range seen on the real street (e.g. 1024 Rodeo Rd. can't exist on a street that only goes as far east as the 2000 West block). See more »

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I love this show
18 October 2009 | by triplet-333See all my reviews

It was perfect. I loved the gritty look, the hand-held camera work was awesome (it was very fluid and gave the show a reality show feel, almost like an episode of Cops) and the locations all so well chosen...

The stories were all terrific and I felt very true to life.

Ben McKenzie is terrific as the earnest rookie and Regina King shone, it's probably her best role. The other cast is all so good too.

NBC was stupid for canceling this show and keeping Jay Leno on the air. I like Jay, but his show doesn't need to be on five nights a week. Maybe they'll move it to once or twice a week and bring back the solid dramas NBC used to be known for.

As for Southland, I really hope this show gets a chance with another network.

If it does, I'll watch this show wherever it ends up.


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