MEMPHIS BEAT Season 2 Announced

Memphis Beat on TNT

Alright people, stand back because I’m about to do a Snoopy happy dance of joy. I just heard that one of my favorite summer shows will be back next year for a second season as TNT announced they are ordering more episodes of MEMPHIS BEAT for 2011. I fell in love with the show this summer, especially all the amazing music they put into each episode.

MEMPHIS BEAT, stars Jason Lee (My Name Is Earl), Alfre Woodard (Three Rivers) and DJ Qualls (Hustle & Flow). Lee plays Dwight Hendricks, a quirky Memphis police detective with an intimate connection to the city, a passion for blues music and a close relationship with his mother. Woodard plays Lt. Tanya Rice, a demanding boss determined to keep Dwight on a short leash. Qualls co-stars as Davey Sutton, a uniform cop who considers himself to be Dwight’s protégé.

Also starring are Celia Weston (Junebug) as Dwight’s effervescent mother; Sam Hennings (Saving Grace) as Charlie White, aka Whitehead, Dwight’s seasoned, hypertensive partner; Leonard Earl Howze(Barbershop) as Reginald Greenback, a fellow detective struggling to make ends meet with two teenage daughters; and Abraham Benrubi (ER) as Sgt. JC Lightfoot, an officer who uses Chickasaw tribal wisdom in his police work.

Yet another reason to look forward to summer next year. Thanks TNT for a season 2 for Memphis Beat.