SOUTHLAND Season 4 Announced

SOUTHLAND

SOUTHLAND has had a bumpy ride, but TNT smoothed it out this week by renewing the gritty police drama for a ten episode fourth season. Southland‘s third season, which ended on March 8, averaged 2.9 million viewers, up 6% compared to the second season.

Michael Wright, executive vice president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM), said

Southland has been acknowledged by many critics as one of the sharpest, most entertaining and most authentic dramas on television today. John Wells, Chris Chulack and their teams created a brilliant roller coaster ride this season, with countless riveting scenes and unforgettable character arcs. We are extremely proud to have Southland on TNT and to bring it back for a fourth season.”

TNT’s renewal of Southland marks the latest chapter for a series that found a new home on television’s premier drama network in 2010, after an outpouring of fans and critics campaigned to keep the series alive. Southland has redefined the police drama genre with its raw, authentic look at the lives and work of Los Angeles detectives and beat cops. Shot on location in the streets and neighborhoods of Los Angeles, Southland captures an environment where similar situations can and often do occur in real life.

In Southland, Regina King stars as Detective Lydia Adams, who this year has faced a difficult adjustment period with a new partner and a suspension over leaked crime-scene photos. Officer John Cooper (Michael Cudlitz) is a seasoned cop whose addiction to painkillers is interfering with his performance on the job. His partner, Officer Ben Sherman (Ben McKenzie), came to him as a rookie but is now growing up fast on the force. Detective Sammy Bryant (Shawn Hatosy) is part of the LAPD’s gang task force who is still reeling from the murder of his partner.

Okay, Southland fans, what do you think should happen in the fourth season? Let us know in the comments.