If TNT ever goes to jail, it will rule the joint with all the respect of a cop killer, because the network just killed a whole bunch of them. According to The Hollywood Reporter, TNT has canceled Southland after five seasons, as expected.
Stop me if you've heard this before: The show was adored by critics but failed to make an impression with viewers, drawing fewer than two million viewers for its entire fifth season. But let's take a quick trip down memory lane: Southland actually started on NBC, which ordered a second season of the show but then changed its mind, allowing TNT to step in and save it. This is a situation where fans of the show should be happy the show went on as long as it did.
According to TV Guide's Michael Schneider, there's early talk about a two-hour Southland wrap-up movie, but it's VERY EARLY TALK. As for the series finale that aired last month, it sort-of worked as an actual series finale (read more in Cory's review).
In other TNT news, the network also put a pillow over Monday Mornings. The medical drama starring Ving Rhames never got going, and I'm sure half of you out there didn't even know it existed.
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