Though the cancellation of Southland came as a surprise for fans and cast alike, the cop drama’s proposed move to TNT isn’t so shocking.
Earlier this month NBC renewed the drama after a positive first season. Before the second season could begin, NBC pulled the rug from under its cast in a bizarre move, despite NBC having six shows from Southland’s second season already produced. Don’t fret fans as in comes cabler TNT to rescue the show from certain doom in a deal that seems easy to do on paper.
Southland is owned and produced by Warner Bros. Television, the same corporate owner as TNT so the content move may seem like a done deal. “We continually look at all programming opportunities that fit our portfolio of brands,” read a statement from TNT.