NBC Cancels ‘Southland’

ben-makenzie-southlandMuch to our dismay here at The Flickcast, Variety reports NBC has canceled Southland. The cop drama was set to start its second season October 23rd. Insiders say the dark nature of the show was a big factor in the cancellation.

Southland centered around Los Angeles and the members of the LAPD. The OC’s Ben Mackenzie played rookie Officer Ben Sherman, and while the first season only had a seven-episode run, the show made enough of an impression that NBC had renewed it, before its cancellation yesterday.

However, the show may have some hope. “I’m disappointed that NBC no longer has the time periods available to support the kind of critically acclaimed series that was for so many years a hallmark of their success,” said John Wells, the show’s creator. “We remain extremely proud of ‘Southland’ and are actively looking for another home for the series.”

NBC hopes to be able to air the six episodes already shot of season 2. In the meantime, the actors will remain under contract while the producers find the show a new home. With Southland out of the running and Dollhouse still hanging in the balance, we hope here at The Flickcast that all our favorite tv shows stay on the air for our viewing pleasure.

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