Southland - NBC's cancelled cop drama, will be returning from the grave on the 2nd of March over at TNT. It's a show which has gotten onto my radar because of it's resurrection and the reason for it's original cancellation. NBC felt it was too dark for the time slot it was in. It was pulling between four and six million viewers at the time it got canned.
Dark television is something I have a great deal of time for; Millenium, Homicide: Life on the Street, The Shield, The Wire. These are all shows which are exceptionally dark and as such right up my street.
And so because TNT have decided to revive Southland it's something I've become willing to invest time in.
The first series of Southland had just seven episodes, dealing with an ensamble cast and serialised stories. Now the second series is looking to focus more around two of the characters and head a little more towards the procedural in it's nature. Not exactly what I personally want from a television show, but it is something that appeals to a wider audience - still, I'm reserving judgement until I've seen episodes from the second season. So there's a review of the show to come in the next few weeks.
Until then, here are a couple of teaser videos to let you decide if Southland is going to be for you.
Preview of the second Season
Behind the Scenes: The Overview